LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Nov. 3, 2014) — The Orlando Classic, held annually on Thanksgiving weekend and now in its ninth year, announced today that a limited number of single session tickets for the 2014 tournament will go on sale at 10 a.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 3. The Orlando Classic will begin Thursday, Nov. 27 and continue on Friday, Nov. 28 and Sunday, Nov. 30, from HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.
The field for the 2014 Orlando Classic includes Georgia Tech, Kansas, Marquette, Michigan State, Rhode Island, Rider, Santa Clara and Tennessee. Three of those teams played in the NCAA Championship last season: Michigan State lost to eventual NCAA Champion Connecticut in the Elite Eight; Tennessee advanced to the Sweet 16 and Kansas played to the third round.
Fans can purchase Orlando Classic single session tickets for $60 per two-game session on Thursday and Friday, and $75 for all four games Sunday. Tickets to all five sessions (12 games) remain on sale for $150 each.
Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or on location at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Box Office.
The 2014 Orlando Classic, a bracket-format tournament, will feature 12 games over three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through a bracket-tournament format. The two teams that remain undefeated throughout will face off in a championship match Sunday, Nov. 30.
Memphis won the 2013 Orlando Classic. Previous winners also include Gonzaga in 2008 and 2012, Dayton in 2011, Notre Dame in 2010, Florida State in 2009, NC State in 2007 and Arkansas in 2006.
For more information, please visit espnevents.com/orlando-classic
Orlando Classic (Schedule subject to change)
|Mon, Nov 24||TBD||Santa Clara at Michigan State^||TBD|
|8 p.m.||Rider at Kansas^||TBD|
|Thu, Nov 27||Noon||Santa Clara vs. Tennessee||ESPN2|
|2 p.m.||Kansas vs. Rhode Island||ESPN2|
|6:30 p.m.||Michigan State vs. Rider||ESPN2|
|8:30 p.m.||Marquette vs. Georgia Tech||ESPN2|
|Fri, Nov 28||Noon or 2:30 p.m.||Consolation #1||ESPN or ESPNU|
|Noon or 2:30 p.m.||Semifinal #1||ESPN or ESPNU|
|6:30 p.m.||Consolation #2||ESPNU|
|9 p.m.||Semifinal #2||ESPN2|
|Sun, Nov 30||10:30 a.m.||7th-place Game||ESPN3|
|1 or 4 p.m.||3rd-place Game||ESPN or ESPN2|
|6:30 p.m.||5th-place Game||ESPNU|
|1 or 4 p.m.||Championship Game||ESPN or ESPN2|
^ – Non-bracketed game
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