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Charleston Classic
Charleston Classic
Country Flag of the United States United States
Founded 2008
Number of teams 8
Website [CharlestonClassic.com Official website]

The Charleston Classic is a three-day invitational college basketball season-opening tournament held in Charleston, South Carolina. An ESPN-owned and operated event, it is contested at the brand new Carolina First Arena, home of the College of Charleston. Each team plays three games in three days. The Southern Conference (SoCon) serves as the event’s sponsoring conference and host. The inaugural tournament was held November 14–16, 2008.

2008 tournament[]

Bracket[]

[1]

  Quarterfinals,
November 14
1st-4th place semifinals,
November 15
Title,
November 16
                           
   SIU Edwardsville 66  
 Charleston 72  
   Charleston 65  
   Temple 70  
 Temple 79
   East Tenn. State 65  
     Temple 72
   Clemson 76
   Clemson 98  
 Hofstra 69  
   Clemson 70
   Texas Christian 58  
 Texas Christian 67
   Western Michigan 63  
3rd place consolation,
November 16
         
1 Charleston 86
2 Texas Christian 75
  5th-8th place Semifinals,
November 15
5th place consolation,
November 16
                 
SIU Edwardsville 62  
East Tenn. State 65  
    East Tenn. State 75
  Hofstra 76
Hofstra 71
Western Michigan 68  
7th place consolation,
November 16
         
1 SIU Edwardsville 83
2 Western Michigan 72

2008 standings[]

Place Conf. School Record
1st ACC Clemson 3–0
2nd A-10 Temple 2–1
3rd SoCon Charleston 2–1
4th MWC Texas Christian 1–2
5th CAA Hofstra 2–1
6th A-Sun East Tenn. State 1–2
7th OVC SIU Edwardsville 1–2
8th MAC Western Michigan 0–3

2009 Tournament[]

ESPN confirmed that the 2009 field of eight schools have been selected for the tournament as follows: South Carolina, La Salle, Miami, Penn State, South Florida, Tulane, UNC Wilmington and Davidson.[2] Davidson was the representative from the host Southern Conference. The tournament was held from November 19-22, 2009.[2]

Bracket[]

[3]
scores ESPN scores

  Quarterfinals,
November 19
1st-4th place semifinals,
November 20
Title,
November 22
                           
   Tulane 54  
 Miami 74  
     Miami 67  
     UNC Wilmington 60  
 UNC Wilmington 80
   Penn State 69  
       Miami 85
     South Carolina 70
   South Florida 65  
 Davidson 58  
     South Florida 66
     South Carolina 69  
 La Salle 68
   South Carolina 78  
3rd place consolation,
November 22
         
1 UNC Wilmington 66
2 South Florida 74
  5th-8th place Semifinals,
November 20
5th place consolation,
November 22
                 
1 Tulane 63  
4 Penn State 60  
      Tulane 59
    La Salle 61
2 Davidson 70
3 La Salle 84  
7th place consolation,
November 22
         
1 Penn State 59
2 Davidson 57

2009 standings[]

Place Conf. School Record
1st ACC Miami Fla 3–0
2nd SEC South Carolina 2–1
3rd Big East South Florida 2–1
4th CAA UNC Wilmington 1–2
5th A-10 LaSalle 2–1
6th CUSA Tulane 1–2
7th Big Ten Penn State 1–2
8th SoCon Davidson 0–3

2010 Tournament[]

Bracket[]

[4]

  Quarterfinals,
November 18
1st-4th place semifinals,
November 19
Title,
November 21
                           
   Coastal Carolina 61  
 Georgetown 80  
     Georgetown 74  
     Wofford 59  
 USC Upstate 61
   Wofford 79  
       Georgetown 82
     NC State 67
   East Carolina 65  
 NC State 85  
     NC State 78
     George Mason 65  
 George Mason 78
   Charlotte 56  
3rd place consolation,
November 21
         
1 Wofford 82
2 George Mason 79
  5th-8th place Semifinals,
November 19
5th place consolation,
November 21
                 
1 Coastal Carolina 71  
4 USC Upstate 50  
      Coastal Carolina 79
    Charlotte 75
2 East Carolina 63
3 Charlotte 74  
7th place consolation,
November 21
         
1 USC Upstate 67
2 East Carolina 75

2010 standings[]

Place Conf. School Record
1st Big East Georgetown 3–0
2nd ACC NC State 2–1
3rd SoCon Wofford 2–1
4th CAA George Mason 1–2
5th Big South Coastal Carolina 2–1
6th A-10 Charlotte 1–2
7th C-USA East Carolina 1–2
8th A-Sun USC Upstate 0–3

2011 Tournament[]

"The eight-team field is announced for the 2011 Charleston Classic set to be held Thursday, Friday and Sunday, Nov. 17, 18 & 20, at Carolina First Arena in Charleston, S.C. The field for the fourth annual Charleston Classic includes Georgia Tech, LSU, Saint Joseph’s, Seton Hall, Tulsa, Virginia Commonwealth, Western Kentucky and Baylor..." (Charlestonclassic.com)[5].
The 2011 tournament will be the first Classic without the host conference (SoCon) sending a representative. No bracket has been announced yet.

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