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2022 Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic Field Announced

The ESPN Events men’s college basketball tournament will be played Nov. 17, 18 and 20 at TD Arena

ESPN Events has announced the eight-team field – College of Charleston, Colorado State, Davidson, Furman, Old Dominion, Penn State, South Carolina and Virginia Tech – that will compete in the 2022 Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic. The annual men’s college basketball tournament will be played November 17, 18 and 20 at TD Arena in Charleston, South Carolina, during the 2022-23 season.

Colorado State (24-4) and Davidson (25-5) both finished their 2021-22 regular seasons with 20-plus wins and are projected to make the upcoming NCAA Tournament field, according to Joe Lunardi’s Bracketology. Virginia Tech also remains in contention for the NCAAs and will return to Charleston this fall after winning the 2018 Classic.

In all, three Palmetto State teams will compete in the 2022 Classic: College of Charleston, the host school and a Classic participant for the first time since 2016; Furman, which advanced to the SoCon Championship and has won more than 20 games this season; and the always-competitive Gamecocks of the SEC.

Owned and operated by ESPN Events, the Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic is in its 14th year. Past Classic champions include Florida (2019), Villanova (2016), Virginia (2015) and Miami (2014).

The family-friendly event offers teams a week of practice, play and experiences in and around historic Charleston. Information on travel packages, tickets and more is available at the Charleston Classic website. Tickets will be available for purchase following the announcement of the complete tournament schedule later this summer. In the meantime, fans can secure up to $25 off each all-tournament ticket by signing up for the pre-sale at

ESPN Events

ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of collegiate sporting events nationwide. In 2022, the 32-event schedule includes three early-season college football kickoff games, 17 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events and a college softball event, which account for approximately 400 hours of live programming, while reaching nearly 64 million viewers and attracting over 800,000 annual attendees. With satellite offices in more than 10 cities across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

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