NICEVILLE, FLA. — Nationally ranked Tennessee and Florida State, along with perennial NCAA Tournament participants Purdue and VCU, headline the field for the sixth annual Emerald Coast Classic, presented by Global Sports.
The eight-team tournament will be played Thanksgiving weekend Nov. 29-30 at The Arena on the campus of Northwest Florida State College. The remainder of the field will be disclosed in the near future.
“This will be the best field we’ve ever assembled for the Emerald Coast Classic and it shapes up as one of the strongest preseason college basketball tournaments next season,” said tournament director Maury Hanks, chief executive officer of Global Sports.
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