Global Spectrum, the operators of Enid Event Center and Convention Hall along with Northern Oklahoma College have announced the Enid Event Center Classic on November 14-15, 2014.
The two day tournament will feature the men’s basketball teams from four schools including NOC Enid, NOC Tonkawa, On Point Prep, Allen County. Tickets for the Enid Event Center Classic will go sale Friday, September 5 at 10:00 AM, by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting EnidEventCenter.com or in person in the Enid Event Center and Convention Hall administration offices. Tickets are priced at $7 each game for adults and youth, $20 for an all session pass, kids twelve (12) and under are free with paying adult, NOC (Enid and Tonkawa) students will be admitted free with a NOC Student ID, NOC (Enid and Tonkawa) Season Ticket Holders will have the Enid Event Center Classic games included in their season ticket package.
“With Enid and the region having such a strong basketball core, we have been forming strategic partnerships with many high school and collegiate conferences / institutions.” Noted General Manager for Global Spectrum, Keller Taylor. “Far beyond just basketball, we enjoy a great relationship with Northern Oklahoma College and are excited for that partnership to be bridged with a new two day – four team formatted men’s classic.”
“Northern Oklahoma College is excited about being a part of the inaugural Enid Event Center Classic,” said Northern Oklahoma College Athletic Director, Jeremy Hise. “Keller Taylor and the great people at the Enid Event Center have put in a lot of hard work and time to make this event possible. This is a great experience for our Men’s basketball programs on the Enid and Tonkawa campus. We appreciate the partnership that has grown between the Enid Event Center and Northern Oklahoma College and we look forward to expanding on this partnership in the future. We hope Enid Event Center Classic will become an annual event that the Enid community and the Northern Oklahoma College family and friends can get behind. We have an excellent opportunity to create an awesome experience for basketball fans in our area.”
Greg Shamburg enters his 14th season as the head coach at Northern Oklahoma College Enid and has a career record of 254-151. NOC Enid is coming off a successful campaign in 2013-14, with a 21-8 record and a 2nd place finish in the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference (OCAC) regular season. The Jets return six players off of last year’s team including: Jawan Smith (12.2 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.2 apg), Daryck Jones (11.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 3.1 apg), Cornell Neal (9.6 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 6.5 apg), Jovan Crinic (9.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 4.1 apg) Corey Alpough (5.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg), and Josh Palmer (5.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg).
Donnie Jackson enters his 2nd season as the head coach of NOC Tonkawa. Last season, the Mavericks finished 19-14 and made it to the semi-finals of the NJCAA Region II tournament. The Mavericks return Jordan Phelps (2.9 ppg, 0.7 rpg, 0.3 apg) and JaQuan Smith (2.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 0.3 apg).
Enid Event Center Classic Schedule
Friday, November 14
6:00pm – NOC Tonkawa vs. On Point Prep
8:00pm – NOC Enid vs. Allen County
Saturday, November 15
2:00pm – NOC Tonkawa vs. Allen County
4:00pm – NOC Enid vs. On Point Prep
The Enid Event Center Classic joins a steady pace of events in Enid Event Center and Convention Hall including:
“1964” The Tribute – September 5
3 Doors Down – September 14
Red Dirt Rally (Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Bleu Edmonson, Shane Smith and The Saints, Chad Sullins & The Last Call Coalition, Folk Family Revival) – September 20
Fireball Run through Enid – September 30
Tossed Cooking Competition – October 4
Come Alive Tour: Jeremy Camp with Kutless and Adam Cappa – October 18
Enid Roller Girls Home Bout – October 25
2014 Enid PBR Challenge, presented by Gungoll Jackson- November 7-8
Circus Spectacular – November 24
All events are on sale now and tickets can be purchased by calling 855.TIX.ENID or visiting www.EnidEventCenter.com. For a full list of upcoming events in Enid Event Center and Convention Hall, visit www.EnidEventCenter.com.