Tennessee Tech Rallies Behind Basket by Jugovic

Mason Ramsey led Tennessee Tech with 20 points

NICEVILLE, FLA. – Aleska Jugovic’s layup with 22 seconds remaining lifted Tennessee Tech to an 86-85 victory past Omaha at the Emerald Coast Classic basketball tournament Friday.

The Golden Eagles, who improved to 5-1, rallied from an 85-52 deficit with 1:39 remaining.

Two free throws by Courtney Alexander pulled Tennessee Tech within 85-83 with 33 seconds left. Alexander then stole the inbounds pass from Omaha’s Daniel Norl to set up Jugovic’s heroics.

Omaha, which fell to 0-6, missed two short jumpers in the paint in the waning seconds.

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November 23 Emerald Coast Classic Notebook

Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon

Upcoming Schedule For Participating Teams

(All times listed are central)

Friday, Nov. 24 Tennessee Tech vs. Omaha, 11 a.m. Maryland Eastern Shore vs. Jackson State, 1:30 p.m. New Mexico vs. TCU, 6 p.m. St. Bonaventure vs. Maryland, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 25 Loser of Jackson St./Md. Eastern Shore vs. Loser of Tenn. Tech/Omaha, 10 a.m. Winner of Jackson St./Md. Eastern Shore vs. Winner of Tenn. Tech/Omaha, 12:30 p..m. Loser of N. Mexico/TCU vs. Loser of St. Bonaventure/Maryland, 3 p.m. Winner of N.

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November 16 Emerald Coast Classic Notebook

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Maryland forward Justin Jackson

TCU head coach Jamie Dixon

Upcoming Schedule For Participating Teams

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Thursday, Nov. 16 Boyce at Tennessee Tech, 5 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 17 Omaha at Louisville, 5 p.m., ACC Network Extra New Mexico at New Mexico State, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 18 Maryland Eastern Shore at Georgetown, 11 a.m Jackson State at St. Bonaventure, 3 p.m. Kennesaw State at Tennessee Tech, 5 p.m.

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November 9 Emerald Coast Classic Notebook

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Jaylen Adams, St. Bonaventure

New Mexico Coach Paul Weir

Upcoming Schedule For Participating Teams

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Friday, Nov. 10 Millsaps at Jackson State, 12:15 p.m Stony Brook at Maryland, 6 p.m., Big 10 Network 2 Niagara at St. Bonaventure, 7 p.m., A-10 Network Valley Forge at Maryland Eastern Shore, 7 p.m. Midway at Tennessee Tech, 6:30 p.m. Louisiana Monroe at TCU, 7 p.m. Omaha at Montana State, 9 p.m.

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November 3 Emerald Coast Classic Notebook

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Vladimir Brodziansky

St. Bonaventure Coach Mark Schmidt

HIGH FUELED OFFENSE FOR MARYLAND, TCU: Sports Illustrated projects Maryland and TCU to rank among the top 50 efficient scoring offenses in college basketball.

Maryland ranks No. 29 with TCU right behind at No. 30. The Terrapins are expected to revolve their offense around forward Justin Jackson who is projected to average 12.2 points. TCU’s projected leading scorer is senior forward Vladimir Brodziansky at 14.1 points.

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Tickets for Emerald Coast Classic on sale Friday

TCU returns all five starters from its 2017 NIT championship team

NICEVILLE, FLA. — Tickets for the fourth annual Emerald Coast Classic college basketball tournament will go on sale at 10 am Central time this Friday (Oct. 6).

The Emerald Coast Classic, presented by the Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau, will be played Thanksgiving weekend Nov. 24-25 at The Arena on the campus of Northwest Florida State College. Fans can purchase tickets at the official tournament website, www.emeraldcoastclassic.com starting at 10 a.m. Central time.

The eight-team tournament is headlined by top teams from across the country, including Maryland, New Mexico, TCU and St.

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New title sponsor for Emerald Coast Classic

NICEVILLE, FLA. — Global Sports Management has announced that the Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau has become the title sponsor for the 2017 Emerald Coast Classic basketball tournament.

The Emerald Coast Classic, presented by the Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau, will be played Thanksgiving weekend Nov. 24-25 at The Arena on the campus of Northwest Florida State College.

The eight-team tournament is headlined by top teams from across the country, including Maryland, New Mexico, TCU and St. Bonaventure. TCU won the 2017 NIT Tournament, while Maryland advanced to the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

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Maryland, New Mexico, St. Bonaventure, TCU headline Emerald Coast Classic

NICEVILLE, FLA. — Maryland, New Mexico, St. Bonaventure and TCU headline the eight-team field for the 2017 Emerald Coast Classic, presented by Global Sports.

Jackson State, Maryland Eastern Shore, Omaha, and Tennessee Tech round out the list of teams competing in the tournament.

Maryland competed in the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, advancing to the South Regional Sweet 16. The Terrapins, led by sixth-year coach Mark Turgeon, will be seeking their fourth straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2017.

Maryland was ranked No. 22 in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll with a 7-1 record.

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Perrantes Named Outstanding Player Of Tournament

London PerrantesCredit: Jason Gilzene

NICEVILLE, FLA. — Senior point guard London Perrantes, who led No. 7 ranked Virginia to the championship of the Destin Realty Emerald Coast Classic, has been named the outstanding player of the tournament.

Perrantes played a steady floor game for the Cavaliers averaging 11.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.5 steals in two games played at Raiders Arena.

He collected 11 points, a game-high eight rebounds, while dishing out five assists to lead Virginia to a 63-52 victory past Providence in the championship.

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No. 7 Virginia Holds Off Providence For Title

NICEVILLE, FLA. – No. 7 ranked Virginia survived a second-half opening flurry by Providence en route to 63-52 victory to capture the Destin Realty Emerald Coast Classic championship Saturday The Friars moved to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the tournament.

The Cavaliers, improving to 6-0 on the season, claimed their fourth consecutive regular-season tournament championship (Corpus Christi, Barclays Center, Charleston and Emerald Coast).

Virginia senior guard London Perrantes was named the outstanding player of the tournament, while junior teammate Isaiah Wilkins joined Perrantes on the all-tournament team.

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