The Emerald Coast Classic is an 8 team college basketball tournament held during Thanksgiving of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball season, with the inaugural tournament beginning in 2014.

Third round and championship round games are held on the campus of Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Florida.

The Emerald Coast Classic is presented by Global Sports, which has now promoted 42 multi-team college basketball events since 2007.

Schedule & Tickets

The third round and championship round of the 2018 Emerald Coast Classic were held in Destin, Florida on November 23 & 24.

Three games from Florida were televised on CBS Sports Network.

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2018 Emerald Coast Classic Sponsors


    Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau

  •  South Walton
  • Preferred Travel Partner

    The Island
  • Preferred Travel Partner

  • Salt Water Vacations
  • Beach TV

  •  Gulf Power
  • Sandestin

  •  Seaspray
  • Hilton Sandestin
  • Emerald Coast Association of Realtors

     Apollo Jets

  • 98 BAR-B-QUE
  • hertz
  • Marco's Pizza

Endorsements from College Coaches