MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic Returns to Primetime


526741637JA034_Orange_BowlFor the first time in 11 years, the MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic will be in primetime as game two between Oklahoma State and Florida will be played at 8 p.m. on December 19, 2015 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The game will be nationally televised on FOX Sports 1 and regionally statewide on FOX Sports Florida following game one of the Classic between Florida Atlantic (FAU) and Florida State, which begins at 5 p.m. The FAU-Florida State game will be televised on FOX Sports Florida statewide, in addition to being carried on select regional FOX Sports affiliates nationally.

“As the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic’s television home for the past 15 years, we are proud once again to be broadcasting these two exciting matchups for college basketball fans throughout the state of Florida,” said Tim Ivy, Director of Programming, FOX Sports Florida / Sun Sports.



526741637JA048_Orange_BowlIn the primetime game, the Florida Gators will be making their record 17th appearance in the Classic, but first under new coach Mike White. Coach White is coming off three straight seasons with at least 27 wins while at the helm of Louisiana Tech. They take on Classic newcomer Oklahoma State who, led by Head Coach Travis Ford, has appeared in three straight NCAA Tournaments. In the opener, Head Coach Leonard Hamilton looks to lead his Florida State Seminoles to their sixth straight Classic win; they are 5-1 all-time. They take on a Florida Atlantic team making its first Classic appearance since 2011 and led by second-year coach Michael Curry.

With assistance from title sponsor MetroPCS and associate sponsors American Airlines, Baptist Health South Florida, BB&T Center, Florida Prepaid College Board, Sun Sports, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, Panera Bread, Sports Authority, Sunshine Health, The Miami Herald, and Toyota, the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic will be the only Division I basketball played in Broward County again next season.

For ticket information please contact the Orange Bowl ticket sales office at (305) 341-4701 or click here.


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