20th Annual BB&T Classic

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 2014 line-up has been announced! The Classic will showcase long-time host The George Washington University vs. University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Georgetown University vs. Towson University.

The doubleheader will be played on Sunday, December 7th, 2014, and will benefit the Children’s Charities Foundation (CCF).

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Tickets for this event are not yet on sale, but are expected to be made available soon. To receive the latest ticket information, please subscribe to the BB&T Classic Backboard Update to receive a notice of tickets on pre-sale.

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