Never Forget Tribute Classic

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The Prudential Center where the tournament takes place

The Never Forget Tribute Classic is a college basketball series that began during the 2016–17 season. Four teams will participate in a two-game format. It is held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

The event will partner with the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, which helps support the education of children of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The 2016 event aired on national television through its partners at CBS Sports.[1]

Yearly participants[edit]

Appearances Team Record
1 Villanova 1–0
1 Pittsburgh 1–0
1 Florida 1–0
1 Seton Hall 1–0
1 Florida State 1–0
1 Mississippi State 1–0
1 Notre Dame 0–1
1 Penn State 0–1
1 Cincinnati 0–1
1 VCU 0–1
1 Connecticut 0–1
1 Clemson 0–1

Game results[edit]

Date Winning team Losing team Attendance TV
December 10, 2016 No. 1 Villanova 74 No. 23 Notre Dame 66 18,722[2] CBS
Pittsburgh 81 Penn State 73 16,165[3] CBSSN
December 9, 2017 No. 19 Seton Hall 90 VCU 67   FOX
No. 5 Florida 66 No. 17 Cincinnati 60 9,112 ESPN
December 8, 2018 No. 11 Florida State 79 Connecticut 71 7,142
No. 22 Mississippi State 82 Clemson 71 7,142 ESPN

Future match-ups[edit]

Date Match-ups
December 14, 2019[4] Delaware vs. Villanova
Mississippi State vs. Kansas State

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Never Forget Tribute Classic". 1 December 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Villanova Wildcats vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish ESPN - box score". ESPN. 10 December 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Penn State Nittany Lions vs Pittsburgh Panthers ESPN - box score". ESPN. 10 December 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Never Forget Tribute Classic 2019". Retrieved 10 August 2019.