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Tickets go on sale Saturday for SEC-Big East Invitational



SEC_BigEastlogo_Tampa[1] Tickets for the third annual SEC/BIG EAST Invitational, which will include the Gators in one of two games at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, will go on sale Saturday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m.

The two-night men’s college basketball tournament takes place in two cities with a doubleheader Tuesday, Dec. 9, in New York City followed by a doubleheader Wednesday, Dec. 10, in Tampa.

The schedule at the St. Pete Times Forum will feature DePaul vs. Mississippi State at 6:30 p.m., and Syracuse vs. Florida at 9 p.m. The games will be televised on ESPN2 and ESPN respectively.

Fans who wish to attend the doubleheader at St. Pete Times Forum can purchase tickets online at or charge by phone by calling the St. Pete Times Forum box office at (800) 745-3000. Prices are $40, $25 and $15.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of the SEC/BIG EAST Invitational for the first time, and to be able to do so in our home state,” Florida coach Billy Donovan said. “We’ve always enjoyed the great support we’ve received in the Tampa area, and having played at the St. Pete Times Forum each of the last three years, we know it’s a first-class facility.''

This will be the third time in five years the Gators have faced Syracuse.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:15pm]


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