Emerald Coast Classic

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Emerald Coast Classic
Sport College basketball
Founded 2014
No. of teams 8
Country United States
Venue(s) The Arena at Northwest Florida State College
TV partner(s) CBS Sports Network
Official website Emerald Coast Classic

The Emerald Coast Classic is an 8 team college basketball tournament held during Thanksgiving of NCAA Division I men's basketball season, with the inaugural tournament beginning in 2014. games are held on the campus of Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Florida. The tournament will be presented by Global Sports.[1] First and second-round games will be played at on-campus sites, with the third round and championship round scheduled Thanksgiving weekend at Northwest Florida State College.[2]

2014[edit]

First and Second Round Games [3][edit]

First and Second Round Games were played November 20 - November 25 at various sites around the country.

November 20[edit]

Tad Smith Coliseum, Oxford, Mississippi

November 22[edit]

Murphy Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

November 23[edit]

Tad Smith Coliseum, Oxford, Mississippi

CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska

Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio

November 25[edit]

  • Middle Tennessee 65
  • Northern Arizona 53

Murphy Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

  • Cincinnati 79
  • North Carolina Central 70

Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Creighton 75
  • Eastern Illinois 53

CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska

Championship round[edit]

  Third Round
November 28
Emerald Coast TV[4]
    Semifinals
November 29
CBSSN[5]
                 
  Middle Tennessee 51  
  Cincinnati 69    
      Cincinnati 54
      Ole Miss 66
  23 Creighton 68    
  Ole Miss 75   3rd place game
November 29
Emerald Coast TV
 
Middle Tennessee 47
  23 Creighton 57
  Third Round
November 28
Emerald Coast TV
    Championship Round
November 29
Emerald Coast TV
                 
  Eastern Illinois 40  
  NC Central 65    
      NC Central 40
      Northern Arizona 36
  Southern 63    
  Northern Arizona 70OT   3rd place game
November 29
Emerald Coast TV
 
Eastern Illinois 54
  Southern 43

2015[6][edit]

First and Second Round Games[7][edit]

  • First and Second Round Games were played November 14 - November 23 at various sites around the country.

November 14[edit]

Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Virginia

November 16[edit]

Hilton Coliseum, Ames, Iowa

Bartow Arena, Birmingham, Alabama

November 18[edit]

Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Virginia

November 21[edit]

Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield, IL

November 22[edit]

Bartow Arena, Birmingham, Alabama

November 23[edit]

  • Illinois 82
  • Chicago State 79

Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield, Illinois

  • Iowa State 83
  • Chattanooga 63

Hilton Coliseum, Ames, Iowa

Championship round[edit]

  Third Round
November 27
CBSSN [8]
    Championship Round
November 28
CBSSN
                 
  Iowa State 99  
  Virginia Tech 77    
        Iowa State 84
        Illinois 73
  UAB 58    
  Illinois 72   3rd place game
November 28
 
Virginia Tech 82OT
    UAB 77
  Third Round
November 27
    Championship Round
November 28
                 
  Alabama State 58  
  Chattanooga 95    
      Chattanooga 62
      Jacksonville State 52
  Chicago State 65    
  Jacksonville State 68   3rd place game
November 28
 
Alabama State 66
  Chicago State 64

2016[9][edit]

First and Second Round Games[edit]

  • First and second-round games[10] were played November 13–22 at various sites around the country.

November 13[edit]

Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa

November 14[edit]

FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee

November 15[edit]

John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia

November 19[edit]

Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, RI

  • Memphis 99
  • Savannah State 86

FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee

November 20[edit]

  • Iowa 95
  • UTRGV 67

Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa

November 21[edit]

  • Providence 64
  • St. Francis Brooklyn 48

Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, RI

November 22[edit]

  • Virginia 90
  • Grambling State 34

John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia

Championship round[edit]

  Third Round
November 25
CBSSN
    Championship Round
November 26
CBSSN
                 
  8 Virginia 74  
  Iowa 41    
      8 Virginia 63
      Providence 52
  Providence 60    
  Memphis 51   3rd place game
November 26
 
Iowa 92
  Memphis 100
  Third Round
November 25
    Championship Round
November 26
                 
  Savannah State 91  
  St. Francis Brooklyn 97    
      St. Francis Brooklyn 61
      UTRGV 71
  Grambling State 93    
  UTRGV 101 OT   3rd place game
November 26
 
Savannah State 104
  Grambling State 110


2017[edit]

First and Second Round Games[edit]

First and second-round games will be played at on-campus sites November 12–21, 2017 with the third round and championship round scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend, November 24 and 25.[11]

  Game 3
November 18
Big Ten Network
    Game 5
November 20
Big Ten Network
                 
      Jackson State 45
    Bucknell 78       Maryland 76
    Maryland 80  
  Game 1
November 13
Fox Sports Southwest
    Game 6
November 20
Fox Sports Southwest
                 
      Omaha 66
    Tennessee Tech 63       TCU 99
    TCU 100  
  Game 2
November 14
    Game 8
November 21
                 
      Tennessee Tech 104
    Omaha 71       New Mexico 96
    New Mexico 103  
  Game 4
November 18
    Game 7
November 20
                 
      Maryland Eastern Shore 48
    Jackson State 58       St. Bonaventure 96
    St. Bonaventure 72  

Championship round[edit]

  Third Round
November 24
CBSSN
    Championship Round
November 25
CBSSN
                 
  New Mexico 67  
  TCU 69    
      TCU 89
      St. Bonaventure 79
  St. Bonaventure 63    
  Maryland 61   3rd place game
November 25
 
  New Mexico 65
    Maryland 80
  Third Round
November 25
    Championship Round
November 26
                 
  Tennessee Tech 86  
  Omaha 85    
      Tennessee Tech 90
      Maryland Eastern Shore 60
  Maryland Eastern Shore 66    
  Jackson State 63   3rd place game
November 25
 
  Omaha 73
    Jackson State 75

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walker, Brandon (17 April 2014). "NWF State's arena to host D I men's tournament". nwfdailynews.com. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Northwest Florida State set to host 2014 Emerald Coast Classic Basketball Tourney featuring Creighton, Ole Miss and other top NCAA teams". Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "2014 Emerald Coast Classic Schedule". Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Emerald Coast TV to stream Emerald Coast Classic". Emerald Coast Classic. 25 November 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Rob Anderson (10 September 2014). "Tweet Number 509744142931738624". Twitter. Retrieved 12 September 2014. CBS Sports Network announces it will televise the championship game of the Emerald Coast Classic. Field is Creighton, Cincy, Ole Miss, MTSU. 
  6. ^ "Emerald Coast Classic announces 2015 teams". Emerald Coast Classic. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "2015 Emerald Coast Classic Schedule". Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  8. ^ Norlander, Matt. "CBS Sports unveils College Basketball Schedule for 2015-16". CBS Sports. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Nationally ranked teams headline 2016 Emerald Coast Classic basketball tournament". Emerald Coast Classic. Global Sports. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "2016 Emerald Coast Classic Schedule". Emerald Coast Classic. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  11. ^ "2017 Emerald Coast Classic Schedule". Emerald Coast Classic. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 

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