Friday, November 11, 2011

Manatees take on country's second ranked team in SCF Classic

BRADENTON- The State College of Florida Basketball Classic tips off today at the Hal Chasey Gymnasium with the host Manatees facing nationally touted Monroe College (NY) in the nightcap.

Eight teams will participate in the classic that will run Friday through Sunday. Monroe, which finished third in the country last year with a 31-5 record, is ranked second in the latest National Junior College poll.

Other out of state teams include ASA Institute (New York), which finished last year as the NCAA Region IV runner-up and prep school powers ABCD Prep of Texas and Southeast Academy from Michigan.

The rest of the field includes Daytona State College, Indian River and Broward College.

Tickets cost $7 per day or $15 for the entire tournament.

Free Admission will be given to Veterans on Friday, Youth basketball players from the Manatee and Sarasota County YMCAs on Saturday and members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on Sunday, the school said.

The Schedule:

Friday:

2 pm Indian State College vs Southwest Academy (Michigan)

4 pm Daytona State College vs ABCD Prep (Texas)

6 pm ASA (New York) vs Broward College

8 pm State College of Florida vs Monroe College (NY)

Saturday

2 pm ASA vs Southwest Academy

4 pm Monroe College vs Daytona State

6 pm Broward College vs ABCD prep

8 pm State College of Florida vs Indian River

Sunday

11 am Southwest Academy vs ABCD Prep

1 pm Indian River vs Monroe College

3 pm SCF vs ASA

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