19th Annual BB&T Classic Results

Congratulations to George Washington University and the University of Oklahoma for their victories in the 19th Annual BB&T Classic! In the first game of the afternoon, it was University of Oklahoma over George Mason University, 81-66. In the final contest, George Washington University edged the University of Maryland, 77-75 with a final-second basket.

A huge thanks to everyone involved, and we look forward to seeing you at next year's BasketBALL Gala and BB&T Classic!


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For almost two decades, the college basketball season in the nation’s capital has hit its stride with the annual BB&T Classic at the Verizon Center, home of the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals.

The 2013 line-up has been announced! The Classic will showcase long-time host universities, University of Maryland and George Washington University, plus A10 rookie George Mason University and Big 12 powerhouse University of Oklahoma.

The doubleheader will be played on Sunday, December 8th, 2013, and will benefit the Children’s Charities Foundation (CCF).

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BB&T Classic History

The BB&T Classic Basketball Tournament is a Washington, DC-based basketball tournament that has been held annually since 1995, when it was known as the Franklin National Bank Classic. It is staged at the Verizon Center, on or around the first weekend in December. Organized in 1994 by Peter Teeley former US Ambassador, and a group of Washington-area business and professional leaders, the tournament raises funds for the Children's Charities Foundation, a fund-raising organization that financially supports Washington-area charities