Josh Jones here guys and believe me when I tell you It’s game time!  That’s right, college basketball is back!

Tonight at the St. Pete Times Forum, the No. 10 Florida Gators (8-0) face the No. 7 Syracuse Orange (8-0) in the SEC/Big East Invitational.  Kicking off the event night will be the reigning SEC Tournament Champions Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-2) vs DePaul Blue Demons (5-2). 

But headlining the night will be the first top 10 vs. top 10 regular-season men's basketball game ever played in the Tampa Bay area!

If you go:

What:                    DirectTV SEC/Big East Invitational
Where:                  St. Pete Times Forum (Tampa, Florida)
Time:                     Mississippi State Bulldogs vs DePaul Blue Demons 6:30 pm
# 10 Florida Gators vs # 7 Syracuse Orange 9:00 pm

Tickets are $40, $25 and $15. For more information, log onto or Stay tuned in for more Tampa Bay area events from your Sports Commission Tampa Bay team!