2014 Orange Bowl Basketball Classic Schedule
If you're looking for a little heat in the dead of winter, the Orange
Bowl Basketball Classic is definitely for you, as this is an exciting early-season tournament that brings together some of
the very best teams in the country to battle it out in front of a great crowd. The BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida is
one of the very best places in the state to see some incredible basketball, which is exactly what you're going to get this
time around as the MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball gets rolling. With the Florida Gators, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, the
South Florida Bulls and the Florida State Seminoles all coming to town for this one, the fanfare that surrounds this incredible
tournament will completely speak for itself.
With the tide turning from football season to basketball season, the Orange
Bowl Classic is always one of the top events around if you're looking for some of the brightest stars in college basketball.
These are teams that have national reputations for being absolute powerhouses, which helps to make this one a great tournament
that will help you gage what these teams are capable of as they head deeper into the season. Once you're there at BB&T
Center watching all of the electrifying action alongside thousands of other fans, you'll definitely be glad that you're not
still sitting at home, as it doesn't get any better than this if college hoops is your thing.
Orange Bowl Basketball
Classic Team Info
The Florida Gators out of the SEC are annually one of the best teams in college basketball and have
won two National Championships, back-to-back in 2006 and 2007. Head coach Billy Donovan really knows how to recruit the right
players for his system and his up-tempo brand of basketball is always exciting to watch. The Florida State Seminoles, meanwhile,
might be known for their football prowess, but they're also always loaded with talent in their basketball program and are
always a formidable foe. Then you have the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, a team that has been bringing stars to their program
for a long time, with great players like Tim Duncan and Chris Paul representing just the tip of the iceberg. You can't forget
about the South Florida Bulls either, however, as this is another exciting program that is never lacking in explosive playmakers.
Add it all up and the Orange Bowl Classic is simply where the action is at once again this December.
Attending a big time college basketball game is an experience like no other. Featuring some of
the best student athletes in the world along with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports, the games have an atmosphere
that is unrivaled. When you set foot inside the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, it won't be hard to figure out why this
is a venue that is known as one of the top places around for hoops. When you get to see two talented teams trading baskets
in the middle of a huge matchup, college basketball gets taken to a completely different level that you can never dream of
capturing anywhere outside of the arena.
Orange Bowl Basketball Classic History
The Orange Bowl Basketball
Classic is now in its 21st year and has had plenty of thrilling games en route to becoming one of the best early-season college
basketball tournaments in the country. This also will be the tenth year that the Orange Bowl Classic will be held at the BB&T
Center and to mark the anniversary one of the best fields ever has been assembled for the tournament. Florida and Florida
State are regular participants in the tournament, but rarely play one another. Last season the Gators took on the UMASS Minutemen
while the Seminoles went up against the Fresno State Bulldogs. Now more than two decades in and a growing reputation for basketball
excellence, it's simply hard to top the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic, which is why it continues to bring in college basketball
lovers from all over.
Orange Bowl Basketball Classic Trivia
Heading into the 2014 Orange Bowl Basketball
Classic, the Florida Gators have appeared 16 different times. Do you know what their record is?
The answer is an amazing
14-2, making them easily the most dominant program at the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic – so far.
Bowl Basketball Classic Fans
The Orange Bowl Basketball Classic has a very dedicated fan base, as the BB&T Center
is a venue that is always the perfect backdrop for hoops. For a decade now, the BB&T Center has held this one and it routinely
draws in some of the most passionate fans in the entire nation when it comes to hoops, providing all sorts of exciting from
the opening tip on. When talented teams are battling it out down below and trading baskets, with thousands of fans at the
edges of their seats for all of the crucial possessions, the excitement of the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic will be simply
something to behold.