July 10, 2012
Press Release from the Orange Bowl
The Air Force men's basketball team will face the Florida Gators on Dec. 29, 2012 in the 19th annual MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic, announced today by the Orange Bowl Committee. The game will be part of a doubleheader held at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. Tulsa and Florida State will play in the first game, followed by Florida and Air Force. Game times will be announced at a later date.
The MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic will again feature a top-tier doubleheader. Billy Donovan's Florida Gators, fresh off an Elite Eight run in last season's NCAA Tournament will face first-year head coach Dave Pilipovich and the Falcons, while the defending ACC Champion Florida State Seminoles under head coach Leonard Hamilton will take on the Tulsa Hurricane, led by first-time head coach Danny Manning.