Tigers Bracket Set For 2021 Emerald Coast Classic

BATON ROUGE – The pairings for the 2021 Emerald Coast Classic, which includes the LSU men’s basketball team, were announced Tuesday by event promoter Global Sports.

by Kent Lowe | Sr. Assoc. Communications Director
+0
Tigers Bracket Set For 2021 Emerald Coast Classic

BATON ROUGE – The pairings for the 2021 Emerald Coast Classic, which includes the LSU men’s basketball team, were announced Tuesday by event promoter Global Sports.

Eight teams will compete Nov. 26-27 in the tournament which will be held at Raider Arena on the campus of Northwest Florida State College 

LSU will face Penn State in a semifinal round game at 6 p.m. CST on Friday, Nov. 26, while Wake Forest will play Oregon State at 8:30 p.m. The third-place game will be played at 3 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 27 with the championship game scheduled for a 6 p.m. tip off on that Saturday.
 
On campus first-round games will be played Nov. 18 with Penn State hosting St. Francis Brooklyn, while Samford visits Oregon State and McNeese State travels to LSU. Wake Forest will host North Carolina A&T Nov. 20.
 
Other games at Northwest Florida State College on Friday Nov. 26 have McNeese State playing St. Francis Brooklyn at 11 a.m., while North Carolina A&T meets Samford at 1:30 p.m. Those teams will play their second game Nov. 27 with tip offs at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The LSU-Penn State game and the championship game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network. 

This will be the seventh ECC which uses the hashtag #BasketballOnTheBeach. The tournament was not played in 2020 because of the pandemic but Florida State was the winner in 2019. Other champions include Cincinnati, TCU, Virginia, Iowa State and Ole Miss. 

For more tournament information visit www.emeraldcoastclassic.com.