Colleges dedicate women's tipoff game to Lauren Hill

The schools that helped Lauren Hill realize her dream of scoring a basket in a college game will honor her with a season-opening event in November.

Xavier will host the ''Lauren Hill Tipoff Classic'' on the court where she scored her first basket a year ago. The Mount St. Joseph University freshman died from brain cancer in April. Her public memorial also was held at Xavier's Cintas Center.

Hill used her last months to raise money for cancer research and to remind people that life is precious.

She played her first game against Hiram College on Nov. 2. Hiram will visit again as part of a Nov. 14 doubleheader, with proceeds going to cancer research. Xavier's women's team will play Evansville.

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