'Dogs to Play Florida in Orange Bowl Classic
    Fresno State guard Tyler Johnson returns for his senior season as the Bulldogs enter their second year in the Mountain West.
    Fresno State guard Tyler Johnson returns for his senior season as the Bulldogs enter their second year in the Mountain West.

    Aug 14, 2013

    By Stephen Trembley
    strembley@csufresno.edu
    GoBulldogs.com

    SUNRISE, Fla. --- The Fresno State men's basketball team is heading to Sunshine State to play the defending SEC tournament champion Florida Gators on Dec. 21 in Sunrise, Fla., in the 2013 MetroPCS Orange Bowl Classic, the Orange Bowl Committee announced today.

    This will be the Bulldogs' first-ever game played in the state of Florida and first matchup with the Gators.

    Florida, who won the SEC championship and advanced to its third-straight Elite Eight this past March, posted a 29-8 record in 2012-13, including a 15-0 home mark and went 7-2 in neutral site games.

    The Dec. 21 meeting between Fresno State and Florida will be a neutral site contest at the BB&T Center. The Fresno State-Florida matchup will be part of a doubleheader with the previously announced Florida State-Massachusetts game in the 2013 MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic.

    For ticket information please contact the Orange Bowl ticket sales office at (305) 341-4701 or visit www.orangebowl.org.

    With assistance from title sponsor MetroPCS and associate sponsors BB&T Center, FOX Sports Florida / Sun Sports, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, Sports Authority, Sunshine State Health Plan and The Miami Herald, the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic will be the only Division I basketball played in Broward County this season.

    "Catch the Wave" - 2013 Fresno State men's basketball season tickets are now on sale and can be ordered online at www.gobulldogs.com or over the phone at 559-278-DOGS (3647). The official home of the Fresno State Bulldogs is 940 AM ESPN Radio.

     

     

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