Orlando Classic

 
Orlando Classic

​The Orlando Classic is an annual early season non-conference basketball tournament featuring 8 teams from across the country. The Classic, which just concluded its 9th year, takes place over Thanksgiving weekend at HP Field House on the property of the Walt Disney World Resort®. This year’s edition matched national powerhouses Kansas and Michigan State with Georgia Tech, Marquette, Rhode Island, Rider, Santa Clara, and Tennessee. As many expected, Kansas and Michigan State navigated the strong field to reach the final, where a near capacity crowd of 4,383 watched the Jayhawks defeat the Spartans 61-56 to take home the title. Overall, the total attendance of 19,805 was the 2nd most in event history.

Key Metrics » Attendance

Year Location Attendance
2014 HP Field House 19,805 (5 sessions)
2013 HP Field House 19,049
2012 HP Field House 15,832
2011 HP Field House 19,366
2010 HP Field House 17,824
2009 HP Field House 14,648
2008 HP Field House 24,267
2007 HP Field House 11,503

Key Metrics » Tv Ratings

Network Time Teams U.S. HH Rating HH (000)
ESPN/ESPN2 N/A 2 ESPN Games, 6 ESPN2 Games 0.27 312
ESPNU N/A 3 ESPNU Games 0.04 43

2014 Schedule

Game Date Network Time Winner Team 2 Score
1 11/27/2014 ESPN2 12:00 PM Tennessee Santa Clara 64-57
2 11/27/2014 ESPN2 2:00 PM Kansas Rhode Island 76-60
3 11/27/2014 ESPN2 6:30 PM Michigan State Rider 77-45
4 11/27/2014 ESPN2 8:30 PM Marquette Georgia Tech 72-70
5 11/28/2014 ESPN 12:00 PM Kansas Tennessee 82-67
6 11/28/2014 ESPNU 2:30 PM Rhode Island Santa Clara 66-44
7 11/28/2014 ESPNU 6:30 PM Georgia Tech Rider 61-54
8 11/28/2014 ESPN2 9:00 PM Michigan State Marquette 79-68
9 11/30/2014 ESPN3 10:30 AM Santa Clara Rider 68-60
10 (Championship Game) 11/30/2014 ESPN 1:00 PM Kansas Michigan State 61-56
11 11/30/2014 ESPN2 4:00 PM Marquette Tennessee 67-59
12 11/30/2014 ESPNU 6:30 PM Georgia Tech Rhode Island 64-61

Orlando Classic History

Year Champion Runner Up Final Score
2014 Kansas Michigan State 61-56
2013 Memphis Oklahoma State 73-68
2012 ll Davidson 81-68
2011 Dayton Minnesota 86-60
2010 Notre Dame Wisconsin 58-51
2009 Florida State Marquette 57-56
2008 Tennessee Gonzaga 83-74
2007 North Carolina State Villanova 69-68

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