ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, announced today that Davidson and Massachusetts will complete the eight team field for the 2013 Charleston Classic set for Nov. 21-24 at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C.
The other six teams, previously announced, are Clemson, Georgia, New Mexico, Nebraska, Temple and UAB.
Headlining the field are New Mexico, Temple and Davidson, which earned NCAA Championship berths and UMass, which played in the NIT.
- New Mexico, the Mountain West regular season and tournament champion, ranked
No. 19 in the final AP/USA Today Coaches’ Polls and also secured a No. 3 seed in the 2013 NCAA Championship
- Temple, a nine-seed in the NCAA Championship, advanced to the third round
- Davidson, the Southern Conference tournament champion, earned a 14 seed in the NCAA Championship
The 2013 Charleston Classic, a men’s college basketball tournament, will feature a bracket format with 12 games over three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through the bracket. The two teams that remain undefeated throughout will face off in a championship game on the final day of competition.
Past winners of the Charleston Classic are Colorado, Northwestern, Georgetown, Miami (Fla.) and Clemson. In the 2013 NCAA Tournament, both Georgetown and Miami (Fla.) secured No. 2 seeds with Miami (Fla.) advancing to the Elite 8.
This family-friendly tournament offers the teams a week of practice, play and experiences in and around historic Charleston.
Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on the Charleston Classic web site at www.charlestonclassic.com.
The Charleston Classic is owned and operated by ERT.
ESPN Regional Television/Event Ownership
The nation’s largest syndicator of collegiate sports programming, ESPN Regional Television (ERT) annually produces more than 1,200 sporting events. Content includes action from NCAA football, basketball and Olympic sports, NHRA and professional and amateur golf, accounting for more than 3,400 live and/or original hours of programming. ERT’s owned and operated events reach over a million fans a year and provides more than 200 additional hours of programming.
In addition to event ownership, ERT is the production headquarters for ESPNU; syndication rights-holder and producer of national, regional and local shows for college conferences (SEC, BIG EAST, Big 12, Mid-American, WAC) and manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.
ESPN Regional Television markets and/or owns several sporting events:
BBVA Compass Bowl (Birmingham, Ala.); Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg; Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Las Vegas Bowl; MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney (Orlando, Fla.); Texas Bowl (Houston); Texas Kickoff Classic (Houston); Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu) and The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards
Sears Armed Forces Classic (Ramstein Air Base, Germany); Charleston Classic (S.C.); Anaheim Classic (Anaheim, Calif.); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Classic presented by Corona Extra (Madison Square Garden); Old Spice Classic (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Bayamón) and State Farm Champions Classic (Georgia Dome, Atlanta)
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