Josh Jones here proud to say we are 1 month away from yet another prime time event taking place this December…the ESPN SEC/BIG EAST INVITATIONAL!

Tipping off Thursday, Dec. 10, at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, DePaul will take on Mississippi State at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2, followed by Syracuse vs. Florida at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Fans who wish to attend this must-see doubleheader at St. Pete Times Forum can purchase tickets online at or charge by phone by calling the St. Pete Times Forum box office at (800) 745-3000. Ticket prices are $40, $25 and $15.

Mississippi State kicks off the season #18 in the AP Top 25, and the Orangemen of Syracuse currently hold the #25 spot in the ESPN/USA Today Poll.

Florida and Syracuse are meeting for the third time in the last five years with each team having a victory (UF in 2005 and Syracuse in 2008). Syracuse leads the all-time series between the two schools, 2-1.

The Gators will be making their fifth appearance in the building since 2003. UF reached the Second Round of the 2003 NCAA Tournament at the St. Pete Times Forum, picked up non-conference wins in 2006 and 2007 and reached the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament at the building in March.  Meanwhile, Mississippi State will make their return to Tampa for the first time since winning the 2009 SEC Tournament Championship.
For more information on the tournament, please  visit, and stay tuned for more Tampa Bay area events from your Tampa Bay team!