The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic was an annual college basketball tournament event benefiting cancer research held from 2012 to 2014. The event was held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and televised by truTV.[1] The tournament replaced the previous Coaches vs. Cancer Classic tournament of 1995-2011, which was renamed the 2K Sports Classic in 2012 when it became a charitable event for the Wounded Warrior Project.

The tournament featured 12 schools, with four host schools playing two games on campus and advancing to the Championship Rounds held at the Barclays Center. The remainder of the field participated in a round-robin series at one of the two sub-host sites.

The Florida State Seminoles won the inaugural Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in 2012 by defeating the St. Joseph's Hawks 73–66. The tournament was held again in 2013 and 2014, but then was quietly discontinued.

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Most appearancesEdit

All-time Championship gamesEdit

  • 2012 - Florida State 73, St. Joseph's 66
  • 2013 - Michigan State 87, Oklahoma 76
  • 2014 - Duke 70, Stanford 59

2012 participants and bracketEdit

Championship BracketEdit

  Semifinals
November 16
truTV
    Championship
November 17
truTV
                 
    BYU 70  
    Florida State 88    
        Florida State 73
        Saint Joseph's 66
  20 Notre Dame 70    
    Saint Joseph's 79OT   Consolation
November 17
truTV
 
  BYU 68
    Notre Dame 78

2013 participants and bracketEdit

Championship BracketEdit

  Semifinals
November 22
truTV
    Championship
November 23
truTV
                 
    Oklahoma 86  
    Seton Hall 85    
        Oklahoma 76
      1 Michigan State 87
  1 Michigan State 96    
    Virginia Tech 77   Consolation
November 23
truTV
 
  Seton Hall 68
    Virginia Tech 67


2014 participants and bracketEdit

Championship BracketEdit

  Semifinals
November 21
truTV
    Championship
November 22
truTV
                 
    Stanford 89  
    UNLV 60    
        Stanford 59
      4 Duke 70
  4 Duke 74    
    Temple 54   Consolation
November 22
truTV
 
  UNLV 57
    Temple 50

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Plenty of changes next year for Coaches vs Cancer Read more:". si.com. si.com. Retrieved 19 September 2011.

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