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 2020 Emerald Coast Classic will be held in Destin, Florida on November 27-29.

Tickets will go on sale later in 2020.

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2019 Emerald Coast Classic Sponsors


    Destin Fort Walton Beach Florida
  • Salt Water Vacations
  • Wood Law
  • Emerald Coast Association of Realtors
  • Lee Auto Holdings
  • Gulf Power
  • Fosdyck & Associates
  • Marco's Pizza

  • 98 BAR-B-QUE
  • hertz