ESPN Regional Television announced today the matchups for the 2010 Charleston Classic, set for Nov. 18, 19 and 21 at Carolina First Arena in Charleston, S.C.
The field for the third annual Charleston Classic will include Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, George Mason, Georgetown, North Carolina State, USC Upstate, and Wofford. Four of the teams in the field played in the 2009-10 postseason, including NCAA Tournament participants Georgetown and Wofford. North Carolina State played in the National Invitation Tournament, and George Mason played in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.
In the first round of action Thursday, Nov. 18, Coastal Carolina will take on Georgetown at noon ET; USC Upstate will face Wofford at 2:30 p.m. ET; East Carolina will meet North Carolina State at 6 p.m. ET; and George Mason and Charlotte will square off at 8:30 p.m. ET.
The third annual Charleston Classic, a bracket-format tournament, will feature 12 games in three days, Nov. 18-21. Each team will compete in one game per day, with the two teams that remain undefeated facing off in a championship match Sunday, Nov. 21. The championship game will be televised live on ESPNU.
The Southern Conference will again serve as the event’s sponsoring conference and Wofford will be the home team in its games.
Miami (Fla.) captured the Charleston Classic title last season, beating South Carolina 85-70 in the championship game. In the inaugural Charleston Classic in 2008, Clemson defeated Temple 76-72 in the championship game.