All–Military Classic

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All–Military Classic
Sport College basketball
Founded 2011
No. of teams 4
Country  United States
Venue(s) Rotating campus sites
Most recent champion(s) Army
Most titles Air Force (2)
TV partner(s) CBS Sports (2011)
ESPNU (2013)

The All–Military Classic was an annual two-day college basketball tournament hosted at rotating campus sites that featured four military academies - Air Force, Army, The Citadel, and VMI. The tournament was inaugurated in 2011, and was originally broadcast by CBS Sports Network for the semifinal games, though was most recently televised by ESPNU and ESPN3 in 2013. The fourth and final edition of the tournament was hosted by Army in 2014.

History[edit]

The tournament began in 2011 and was hosted by the Air Force Academy at the Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[1] The format was a simple four-team single elimination tournament with a third-place consolation game. Air Force won the inaugural tournament, and won the 2012 tournament which was hosted by The Citadel at the McAlister Field House as well. VMI, who played host in 2013, won the title on their home court by defeating Air Force 71–63 in the championship game, which was also the first time Air Force had ever lost in the tournament, going 5–0 in previous games.[2]

The final installment of the tournament took place from November 14–15, 2014 at Army's Christl Arena in West Point, New York. The Black Knights first defeated Air Force and proceeded to win the title by beating VMI 92–86 in the championship game. It was the school's first AMC victory, and Kyle Wilson was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player with 44 total points in the two games.[3] The host school of the tournament would end up winning the title three out of the four years it was played, with The Citadel's loss in 2012 being the only exception.

2011[edit]

  Semifinals
November 11
Championship Game
November 12
                     
 Army 71  
 Air Force 87  
   Air Force 75  
   VMI 65  
 VMI 103
 The Citadel 100     Consolation Game
   The Citadel 83
   Army 72
  • All-Tournament Team: Rodney Glasgow (VMI), Ella Ellis (Army), Todd Fletcher (Air Force), Mike Groselle (The Citadel), Keith Gabriel (VMI)
  • Tournament MVP: Michael Lyons, Air Force

[4]

2012[edit]

  Semifinals
November 10
Championship Game
November 11
                     
 Air Force 76  
 Army 65  
   Air Force 77  
   The Citadel 70  
 VMI 76
 The Citadel 84     Consolation Game
   VMI 74
   Army 80
  • All-Tournament Team: Stan Okoye (VMI), Ella Ellis (Army), Lawrence Miller (The Citadel), Mike Groselle (The Citadel), Michael Lyons (Air Force)
  • Tournament MVP: Michael Lyons, Air Force

[4]

2013[edit]

  Semifinals
November 8
Championship Game
November 9
                     
 Army 68  
 Air Force 79  
   Air Force 63  
   VMI 71  
 The Citadel 71
 VMI 82     Consolation Game
   The Citadel 69
   Army 84
  • All-Tournament Team: Rodney Glasgow (VMI), Kyle Wilson (Army), Brian White (The Citadel), QJ Peterson (VMI), Tre Coggins (Air Force)
  • Tournament MVP: QJ Peterson, VMI

[5]

2014[edit]

  Semifinals
November 14
Championship Game
November 15
                     
 The Citadel 65  
 VMI 66  
   VMI 86  
   Army 92  
 Air Force 78
 Army 84     Consolation Game
   The Citadel 55
   Air Force 68


  • All-Tournament Team: Kyle Wilson (Army), Tanner Plomb (Army), QJ Peterson (VMI), Max Yon (Air Force), Ashton Moore (The Citadel)
  • Tournament MVP: Kyle Wilson, Army

Final Records[edit]

Team Record Win %
1 Air Force 6–2 .750
(T) 2 VMI 4–4 .500
(T) 2 Army 4–4 .500
4 The Citadel 2–6 .250

Standings History[edit]

Year First Second Third Fourth
2011 Air Force VMI The Citadel Army
2012 Air Force The Citadel Army VMI
2013 VMI Air Force Army The Citadel
2014 Army VMI Air Force The Citadel

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