FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOV. 25, 2014
EMERALD COAST TELEVISION TO VIDEO STREAM EMERALD COAST CLASSIC BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
NICEVILLE, FLA. —- Fans will have access to watch free video streaming of the inaugural Emerald Coast Classic basketball tournament which will be held this Friday and Saturday at The Arena on the campus of Northwest Florida State College
Emerald Coast Television, in conjunction with presenting sponsor Okaloosa County Development Council (www.emeraldcoastfl.com) will video stream all four third round games that will be played on Friday as well as three games in the championship round.
The video streaming link will be provided on the official Emerald Coast Classic website — www.emeraldcoastclassic.com
“We want to thank the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council for their sponsorship in allowing this to happen,” said tournament director Maury Hanks.
“We know a lot of these basketball programs competing in the tournament have strong fan bases, so we’re delighted to have their fans around the world be able to watch these games over the internet.’
The championship game of the Emerald Coast Classic will be televised live on the CBS Sports Network at 8 p.m. Central time on Saturday, Nov. 29.
Eastern Illinois will face North Carolina Central in the opening game of Session 1 at 11 a.m. Friday followed by Southern meeting Northern Arizona at 1:30 p.m.
The evening session on Friday features Middle Tennessee State playing Cincinnati at 5 p.m. followed by Creighton, ranked No. 23 in the latest Associated Press poll, tangling with Mississippi at 7:30 p.m.
Games will be played at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 5 p.m. Saturday climaxed by the championship at 8 p.m. Central time.
Cincinnati, Creighton and North Carolina Central all played in the 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament, while Middle Tennessee State and Southern either won outright or earned a share of their respective conference regular season titles.
Cincinnati and Creighton were ranked Nos. 15 and 16, respectively, in the final 2014-15 Associated Press poll.