The Armed Forces Classic brings premier college basketball games to our nation’s troops wherever they are stationed around the world. Through five years, the U.S. Department of Defense and ESPN will present the Armed Forces Classic in a rotation among bases of the various military branches, which will serve as a host location.
Year 1: Air Force hosted the game at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
Year 2: Army hosted at Camp Humphreys in Korea, Nov. 8, 2013.
Year 3: The Coast Guard hosted Nov. 14 at Air Station Borinquen in Puerto Rico, featuring 2013 NCAA Championship participant Louisville and 2014 NIT champion Minnesota. Louisville won, 81-68.
Year 4: The United States Marine Corps will host the fourth annual Armed Forces Classic at Marine Corps Base Smedley D. Butler in Okinawa, Japan. The game will feature the first meeting between 2014 NCAA Championships participants Gonzaga and Pittsburgh.
|2012||14-Nov||United States Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen||1,500||Minnesota vs. Louisville|
|Date||Start||Match-Up||U.S. HH Rating||HH (000)|
|11/14/2014||8:00 PM ET||Minnesota vs. Louisville||0.62||722,746|
|Armed Forces Classic||8:00 PM ET||ESPN||Nov. 14||Minnesota vs. Louisville|
|Year||Date||Winning Team||Score||2nd team||Score||Attendance|