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Ohio Men's Basketball To Face Clemson In Gildan Charleston Classic Opener

Mike Laster
Mike Laster


Gildan Charleston Classic Bracket (PDF)

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- ESPN Events has revealed the bracket for the tenth annual Gildan Charleston Classic, to be played Nov. 16, 17 & 19 at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C. 

The bracket-format tournament features 12 games over three days. The teams compete once per day, advancing with a victory. The two teams that remain undefeated will face off in the championship game on Sun., Nov. 19. 

Teams participating include Ohio, Auburn, Clemson, Dayton, Hofstra, Indiana State, Old Dominion and Temple. Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on the Gildan Charleston Classic website.

Early bird tickets are on sale now with special pricing through August 11. Fans can purchase an all-session baseline or upper level ticket for $90 (regularly $100) or premium sideline general admission seat for $100 (regularly $115). College of Charleston season ticket holders can purchase baseline or upper general admission all-session tickets for $80 or premium sideline general admission tickets for $90. Tickets can be purchased at www.CharlestonClassic.com or by calling the College of Charleston box office at (843) 953-2632.





Thu, Nov 16

11:30 a.m.

Auburn vs. Indiana State



2 p.m.

Old Dominion vs. Temple



5 p.m.

Clemson vs. Ohio



7:30 p.m.

Dayton vs. Hofstra


Fri, Nov 17

11 a.m.

Semifinal  #1



1:30 p.m.

Consolation #1



7 p.m.

Consolation #2



9:30 p.m.

Semifinal #2


Sun, Nov 19

1 p.m.

7th Place Game



3:30 p.m.

5th Place Game



7 p.m.

3rd Place Game



9:30 p.m.

Championship Game


Wed, Nov 29


Auburn at Dayton ^


^ - Non-bracketed game

Ohio will open the Gildan Charleston Classic by taking on Atlantic Coast Conference foe Clemson on Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The Bobcats and the Tigers will be squaring off for the first time. Clemson is coming off of a 17-win 2016-17 campaign in which it qualified for the National Invitation Tournament.

Ohio will then play either Dayton or Hofstra on Nov. 17 at either 7 p.m. ET or 9:30 p.m. ET. The Flyers went 24-8 last year and qualified for the 2017 NCAA Championship field as an at-large bid. The Bobcats are 21-13 all-time against Dayton, but the programs have not faced off since March 9, 1965 -- a 66-65 victory for the Flyers in the NCAA Mideast Regional. Hofstra is coming off of a 15-win campaign. Ohio is 2-0 all-time against the Pride, with the Bobcats producing an 84-70 victory on Dec. 8, 1986.

The Bobcats will play for placement in the Gildan Charleston Classic on Nov. 19. Ohio is 0-1 all-time against Auburn, 1-0 against Indiana State, 1-0 against Old Dominion and 0-2 against Temple.

Ohio is coming off a 20-11 (11-7 MAC) 2016-17 season in which it recorded 20 overall wins for the second year in a row and achieved a second-straight 11-win conference campaign. The Bobcats locked down the No. 2 seed in the 2017 Mid-American Conference Tournament presented by VisitMyrtleBeach.com for the second year in a row, earning a bye to the quarterfinals. Ohio topped No. 7-seeded Toledo in the quarters, 67-66, before falling to No. 6-seed and eventual tournament champion Kent State, 68-66, in the league semifinals. 

The rest of Ohio's 2017-18 schedule will be announced at a later date.

ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 31 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; FCS opening-weekend game; 14 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events 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.

ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.

Collegiate Football
AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); Bahamas Bowl (Nassau); Birmingham Bowl (Alabama); Boca Raton Bowl (Florida); Camping World Kickoff (Orlando, Fla.); Celebration Bowl (Atlanta); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise); Frisco Bowl (Frisco, Texas); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff (Montgomery, Ala.); Hawai'i Bowl (Honolulu); Las Vegas Bowl (Nevada); Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); MEAC/SWAC Challenge (Baton Rouge, La.); Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.); St. Petersburg Bowl (Florida); Texas Bowl (Houston); The Home Depot College Football Awards (Atlanta) and Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth) 

Collegiate Basketball
AdvoCare Invitational (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Armed Forces Classic (Ramstein Air Base, Germany); College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy's (Los Angeles); Gildan Charleston Classic (South Carolina); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men's  Classic presented by Corona (New York City); Jimmy V Women's Classic presented by Corona (TBD); NIT Season Tip-Off (Brooklyn, N.Y.); PK80 (Portland, Ore.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan); State Farm Champions Classic (Chicago) and Wooden Legacy (Fullerton, Calif.)

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