Saint Joseph’s will face Florida in the opening round of the 12th Annual Charleston Classic on November 21 at the at TD Arena in Charleston, South Carolina, it was announced by tournament officials on Thursday. The game is tentatively set for 1:30 p.m. and will be televised nationally on ESPN2 or ESPNU.
The Hawks will then meet either Miami (Fla.) or Missouri State in the second round on November 22 and will close out play in the tournament on November 24. Saint Joseph's will also travel to Connecticut for a non-bracketed game on November 13.
Other participating teams in the 12th Annual Charleston Classic are Xavier, Buffalo and Towson.
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 at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24. That game will be televised on ESPN for the first time, having aired on ESPN2 or ESPNU in previous years.
All-tournament tickets for the Charleston Classic are on sale now. Fans can purchase discounted early bird Premium Lower Chairback seats for $140 (regularly $150) or Lower Bleacher/Upper Level for $105 (regularly $120) through August 9. All seating for the 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 two years. Tickets are available at www.CharlestonClassic.com or by calling the College of Charleston box office at (843) 953-2632.
Fans traveling from out of town can discounted hotel rates at the tournament’s official fan hotel, Hyatt Place/House Historic District, by going to https://www.anthonytravel.com/charleston-classic/.