Never Forget Tribute Classic Tickets
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Leagues: Big East, SEC, ACC, Big Ten and Atlantic 10
Sponsor: Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund
Participant Teams: Villanova, Pittsburgh, Florida, Seton Hall, Florida State, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Cincinnati, Connecticut, VCU and Clemson.
Never Forget Tribute Classic TicketsSports lovers all over the nation can get a front-row seat to some of the most exciting college basketball doubleheaders of the season. Since 2016, Newark New Jersey's Prudential Center has hosted this sell-out event. Fans are sure to be pleased with the level of competition and the pure excitement surrounding this regional event. All of the proceeds go to charity, making it an even more worthwhile event. Fans of the four powerhouse participants should get their tickets asap. The first game will feature an exciting battle between the Villanova Wildcats and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The next game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Pittsburgh Panthers may just be an inner-state rival of the ages. For the last three years, the Never Forget Tribute Classic is one of those marquee events that has sold out in short order. Get your chance to see this event by buying your tickets at StubHub.
Who is the Never Forget Tribute Classic played in honor of?The prestigious Never Forget Tribute Classic is an annual tournament that benefits the Freedom Scholarship Fund. This fund was set up to meet the educational needs of the children of Sept. 11 victims. Thousands of people died, leaving behind hundreds of children without a parent. The goal is to raise 100 million by 2030. Even if you aren't a basketball fan, purchasing a ticket to the Never Forget Tribute Classic is for a great cause.
What were the game results of the 2019 Never Forget Tribute Classic?This fourth annual Never Forget Tribute Classic featured some exciting hardwood action between four teams. In the first game of the double-header, the Mississippi State Bulldogs defeated the Kansas State Wildcats. Mississippi State took the lead for good when guard Mike McGuirl hit a three-pointer with 59.4 on the clock. In the second game, the Villanova Wildcats outpaced the Delaware Blue Hens 78-70. Senior guard Jermaine Samuels scored 13 of his 18 points to help Villanova pull away.
What was the biggest game from the Never Forget Tribute Classic?The inaugural tournament in 2016 is undoubtedly considered the best to date. The Villanova Wildcats rallied from an 11-point deficit to defeat Notre Dame 74-66. The Wildcat's senior guard Josh Hart was the leading scorer with 37 points. After the Wildcats gained the lead with 9:15 left on the clock, the squad never looked back. The win preserved Villanova's perfect record and No. 1 overall ranking. This exciting tournament win laid the groundwork for Villanova's eventual national championship run.
Which participants have won a national title?Three teams who have participated in the Never Forget Tribute Classic have won national championships: Florida won national championships in 2006 and 2007; Villanova won national championships in 1985, 2016 and 2018; and Connecticut won national championships in 1999, 2004, 2011 and 2014.
How big is the Prudential Center?The multi-purpose Prudential Center is situated in the middle of the Newark, N.J., business district. Opened in 2015, the arena seats 16,514 fans. It is the official home for the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils. The arena's 4,800-LED jumbo screen is among the largest in the world. Aside from the Never Forget Tribute Classic, the Prudential center hosts many sporting events, music concerts, television program auditions and the MTV Music Awards in 2019.
Where can you buy tickets for the Never Forget Tribute Classic?Tickets for the Never Forget Tribute Classic can be purchased at the nation's most popular ticket venue, StubHub.
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