ORANGE BOWL BASKETBALL CLASSIC
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Orange Bowl Basketball Classic Tickets
Inception: December 1994
Location: Sunrise, Fla.
Sponsors: Metro by T-Mobile
Sport: College Basketball
Number of Teams: 4
Arena: BB&T Center
Orange Bowl Basketball Classic TicketsThe inaugural Orange Bowl Basketball Classic took place in December 1994 and saw the UNLV Rebels eke out a victory over the Miami Hurricanes with a final score of 56-55. The Metro by T-Mobile Orange Bowl Basketball Classic takes place near Christmas Day every year in balmy Broward County, Fla. In fact, the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic games are the only Division I basketball contests played in the county. The annual Orange Bowl Basketball Classic double-header features four of the previous season’s top teams from various conferences. Most, if not all, teams have played in the previous year’s postseason and tournaments. Tipoff for game one is usually around noon, and tipoff for game two follows immediately at 2:30 p.m. at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. Do not miss out on this year’s exciting Metro by T-Mobile Orange Bowl Classic over the holidays. Grab your Orange Bowl basketball tickets today at StubHub.
Who are some recent teams to compete in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic?2019 will see the Utah State Aggies of the Mountain West Conference take to the court against the Florida Gators of the Southeastern Conference in the second game. The first game will have the South Florida Bulls tipping off against the Florida State Seminoles. This will be the second time that the Seminoles will face the Bulls after defeating them 75-62 in 2014. It will also be the Seminoles’ 11th appearance and the Gators’ 21st appearance in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic. The Seminoles’ record stands at 8-2 and the Gators’ is 17-3.
Where can I purchase tickets to the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic games?StubHub is not only the world’s largest ticket marketplace, but it's also your most trusted platform for ticket purchases thanks to the FanProtect guarantee. Find a large selection of Orange Bowl Basketball Classic seating or any other live sporting event at reasonable prices at StubHub.
How much are Orange Bowl Basketball Classic tickets?Ticket prices will vary depending on the seat location or if you choose Club Level seating. Generally, the closer the seat is to the court, the more expensive the ticket will be. The good news is that you only need to purchase one ticket for access to both games, which greatly increases the tickets’ value.
Who are some MVPs from previous Orange Bowl Basketball Classic games?Previous MVPs over the years include Florida’s Jalen Hudson in 2018; Florida’s Marreese Speight in 2007; Florida’s Matt Walsh in 2004; North Carolina’s Jason Gapel in 1999; Florida’s Udonis Haslem in 1998 and 2000; Miami’s Tim James in 1996 and 1998; and UNLV’s Clayton Johnson in 1994. A few of the different schools to have competed and won at the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic include Nebraska, Western Kentucky, Tulsa, UMass, Florida Atlantic, Manhattan and St. Louis.
What is game day like at the BB&T Center?The BB&T Center is conveniently located just off the Sawgrass Expressway and across from the Sawgrass Mills Factory Stores. There is ample parking located around the arena. The BB&T Center can hold up to 20,000 people, including accessible seating and 70 suites for major events like the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic. The center opened in 1998 and is the permanent home to the Florida Panthers of the NHL. The Orange Bowl Basketball Classic brings loads of team-color-clad fans pouring through the doors and filling the stands. You will find loads of excitement as fans from all over the country flock to the balmy Florida weather to support their favorite college teams.
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