By Tallahassee Community College Sports Information
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (November 18, 2012) – A Tallahassee Thanksgiving tradition returns on Wednesday and Thursday, November 21 and 22 when Tallahassee Community College hosts the TCC Basketball Thanksgiving Classic presented by G&G Caribbean Restaurant.
This year’s event will mark the 21st year of holiday hoops at the Bill Hebrock Eagledome but the first hosted by both TCC’s men’s and women’s teams. In the 20 previous years of the event, the Eagles have been near unbeatable – posting a 47-3 record overall and wins in their last nine games.
Both days will feature an afternoon session, with games at 1 and 3 p.m., followed by a Tallahassee doubleheader in the evening session at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
The TCC men, 4-2 on the season, will carry a three-game winning streak into the Classic and a pair of games against NJCAA Region 22 (Alabama) opponents Marion Military Institute (7:30 p.m. Wednesday) and Jefferson Davis Community College (7:30 p.m. Thursday).
The 3 p.m. men’s games will feature Aiken (S.C.) Technical College vs. Jefferson Davis on Wednesday and Aiken Tech vs. Marion Military Institute on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Lady Eagles, who are also 4-2, will be looking to bounce back from a pair of two-point defeats at the CF Shootout. They will host a pair of Region 8 (Florida) opponents from the Southern Conference – Broward College (5:30 p.m. Wednesday) and Miami Dade College (5:30 p.m. Thursday).
The 1 p.m. women’s games will feature Chattahoochee Valley (Ala.) Community College vs. Miami Dade on Wednesday and Chattahoochee Valley vs. Broward on Thursday.
General admission is $5 daily while TCC students, faculty and staff will receive free admission with a valid TCC ID. All fans in attendance Wednesday and Thursday will receive a Chick-fil-A coupon courtesy of store locations on West Tennessee Street and North Monroe Street.
Additionally, fans who bring an unwrapped toy to Wednesday’s games will receive free admission by helping TCC Athletics support the College’s Toy for Tots campaign.