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Men’s Basketball to Face Old Rival in Opening Round of Charleston Classic

by | Jul 26, 2022

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DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson will renew its rivalry with a former conference foe when the Wildcats take on College of Charleston in the opening round of the 2022 Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic, which will be played Nov. 17, 18 & 20 at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C.

In addition to the Wildcats, the field is highlighted by Colorado State and Virginia Tech, all of whom finished their 2021-22 regular seasons with 20-plus wins and played in the 2022 NCAA Tournament. They will be joined by the host Cougars, Furman, Old Dominion, Penn State and South Carolina.

The bracket-format tournament features 12 games over three days. The teams compete once per day, regardless of results. The two unbeaten teams will face off in a championship game on Sunday, Nov. 20, network to be announced.

Davidson, which is making its fourth appearance (2009, 2013, 2018) in the Charleston Classic, will face either South Carolina or Colorado State on day two.

The Wildcats, who competed in the Southern Conference for 74 years before joining the Atlantic 10 in 2014, have played College of Charleston 71 times on the hardwood. Davidson leads the all-time series 55-16.

Davidson is no stranger to Charleston as the ‘Cats are 78-60 all-time in the Port City, which includes four SoCon Tournament titles.

The 2021-22 Atlantic 10 Regular Season Champs, Davidson finished this past season 27-7 overall and 15-3 in league play, while earning the program’s 15th NCAA Tournament appearance.

All tournament tickets for the Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic are on sale now. Fans can purchase discounted early bird Premium Lower Chairback seats for $170 (regularly $185) or Lower Bleacher/Upper Level for $120 (regularly $135) through August 20. All seating for the Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic is general admission separated into those two tiers.

Single-session tickets will go on sale in October, pending availability. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance as Premium Lower Sideline tickets have sold out before October the
past three years. Tickets are available at or by calling the College of Charleston box office at (843) 953-2632.

Fans traveling from out of town can secure discounted hotel rates at the tournament’s official fan hotels, by going to

The City of Charleston was voted “#1 City in the US” for the eighth straight year by Travel + Leisure. Conde’ Nast voted Charleston the “Best Small City in the U.S.” for the 10th consecutive year. The average high temperature in November is 70 degrees, making it a perfect time of year to visit.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Children’s is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world- class research and outstanding medical education. Our multiple locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. All care is provided regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Shriners Children’s has treated more than 1.5 million children from more than 180 countries over the last 100 years.

For more information on the care provided by Shriners Children’s, go to Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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