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Wildcats to Face Wichita State in Charleston Classic Opening Round

by | Jul 11, 2018 | Sports

The pairings have been announced for the opening round of the 2018 Charleston Classic that will be held in Charleston, SC in November.

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson, the 2018 Atlantic 10 Tournament Champions, will face Wichita State in the opening round of the Gildan Charleston Classic on Nov. 15 at TD Arena.

The eight-team field will compete in the early-season tournament in Charleston, S.C., Nov. 15, 16 and 18. Each team will play one game per day, advancing through a bracket-tournament format.

In addition to the Wildcats and Shockers, the annual event will feature Alabama, Appalachian State, Ball State, Northeastern, Purdue and Virginia Tech. Five of the eight teams competing advanced to the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

Davidson, which is making its third appearance in the Charleston Classic, will face either Purdue or Appalachian State on day two.

The Wildcats and Shockers have met twice on the hardwood with Wichita State claiming both the previous matchups.

This family-friendly tournament offers the teams practice, play and experiences in and around historic Charleston.

Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on the Charleston Classic site at

All-tournament tickets for the Charleston Classic go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 13. Fans can purchase a discounted early bird Baseline/Upper level ticket for $100 (regularly $115) or Premium Sideline general admission seat for $125 (regularly $135) through August 10.

The Gildan Charleston Classic is one of 11 college basketball events that is owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.

ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 32 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; FCS opening-weekend game; 14 college bowl games, 12 college basketball events, a college softball event and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 300-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and St. Petersburg, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

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