OSU Basketball: Cowboys to face Florida State in Orange Bowl Classic


Mike Boynton and the Oklahoma State basketball team will take on former Cowboy head coach Leonard Hamilton and Florida State in the 2017 MetroPCS Orange Bowl Classic on Dec. 16 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

The 24th annual Orange Bowl Classic will also feature a matchup between Florida and Clemson at the BB&T Center, which is the home of the NHL’s Florida Panthers. Tip times and TV broadcast information will be announced at a later date.

Florida State is coming off a 26-9 record and an opening round win in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Hamilton has been at the helm of the Seminole program for 15 years, and has 504 career wins to his credit. In his four years as the head coach at OSU (1987-90), Hamilton was 56-63, including first round wins in the NIT in both 1989 and 1990.

This will be just the second hardwood matchup between OSU and FSU, and the first since 1964. The two teams last met at a tournament hosted by Vanderbilt on Dec. 18, 1964, and OSU came away with a 60-56 win thanks to 14 points from Freddie Moulder and 13 points and 11 rebounds from James King.

This is OSU’s second appearance in the Orange Bowl Classic. The Cowboys fell to Florida, 72-70, in 2015. The Seminoles are making their ninth appearance in the Classic, and own a 7-1 record.

For tickets to the Orange Bowl Classic, call the ticket office at 305-341-4701 or email

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