2023 Gotham Classic Announced

2023 Gotham Classic Announced

August 2, 2023

PRINCETON N.J. – Rutgers and Mississippi State will compete in the 2023 Gotham Classic on December 23, 2023, at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.


Ticket presale will open at 11:00 a.m. EST on August 2, 2023, and end at 11:00 a.m. EST on August 3, 2023.

Tickets will be made fully available to the public at 12:00 p.m. EST on August 3, 2023.

Tickets can be purchased at TicketMaster.com.

Television coverage will be announced at a later date.

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RutgersHead Coach: Steve Pikiell, Big Ten

Steve Pikiell has built Rutgers into an annual contender in the Big Ten, making two out of the last three NCAA Tournaments. The Knights return All-Big Ten center Cliff Omoruyi who led the team in points (13.2 ppg), rebounds (9.6 rpg) and blocks (2.1 bpg) in 2022-23.

Mississippi StateHead Coach: Chris Jans, Southeast Conference

Chris Jans led the Bulldogs to a 21-13 record that culminated in an appearance in the 2023 NCAA Tournament. Mississippi State returns First Team All-Conference forward Tolu Smith who led the team in points (15.7 ppg) and rebounds (8.5 rpg) last season. MSU is currently listed in most “Way Too Early” Top 25 rankings.

Last year, Saint Bonaventure won the 2022 Gotham Classic, defeating Notre Dame 63-51.


About the Gazelle Group

The Gazelle Group is a sports marketing firm, specializing in event production and management, client representation, and sponsorship consulting. Gazelle produces numerous nationally recognized college sports events, such as the Empire Classic, Legends Classic, Gotham Classic, Sunshine Slam, College Basketball Invitational, Kwik Trip Holiday Face-Off, Barstool Sports Invitational, Holiday Hoopfest, Jersey Jam as well as on-campus events at Duke, Kentucky, Nebraska, and other institutions across the country. For more information on the Gazelle Group, please visit www.gazellegroup.com and follow us on Twitter @Gazelle_Events.

About Prudential Center

Prudential Center is the world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Opened in October 2007 and recently celebrating its 15th year as a marquee destination, the state-of-the-art arena is the home of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program, and more than 210 concerts, family shows and special events each year. Ranked in the Top 5 nationally by Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today, Prudential Center is recognized as one of the premier venues in the United States,and hosts over 2 million guests annually. For more information about Prudential Center, visit prucenter.com and follow the arena on FacebookTwitter and Instagram @PruCenter. Prudential Center is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.

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