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Presale Discount: 2023 Shriners Children's Charleston Classic Tickets Available Now!

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ESPN Events has revealed the bracket for the Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic, to be played Nov. 16, 17 and 19 at TD Arena in Charleston, South Carolina.

Seven of the eight teams in the field are coming off winning records in the 2022-23 season, including Houston, which finished with one of its best seasons in school history (31-3) and advanced to the Sweet 16 as the No. 1 seed in the 2023 NCAA Men's Tournament. They will open play in Charleston against Towson from the CAA, which finished 21-12 a year ago.

Another exciting team to watch will be St. John’s, ranked No. 25 in ESPN’s “Way Too Early” Top 25. The Red Storm have a revamped roster under Hall of Famer and new head coach Rick Pitino. Their opening game in Charleston will be against 2023 National Invitation Tournament champion North Texas, which finished last season with an impressive 31-7 record.

Dayton, coming off a 22-12 season. is returning to Charleston for the first time since 2017. The Flyers will play LSU of the SEC in the tournament’s opening game. In the final matchup of Day 1, Wake Forest, representing the ACC, takes on Utah from the Pac-12.

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 on Sunday, Nov. 19 on ESPN.

Date Time (EST)  Matchup/Event  Network 
Thu., Nov. 16 1:30 p.m. St. John’s vs. North Texas ESPNU
  4 p.m. Dayton vs. LSU ESPN2
  6:30 p.m. Houston vs. Towson ESPN2 or ESPNU
  9 p.m. Utah vs. Wake Forest ESPN2 or ESPNU
Fri., Nov. 17 11:30 a.m. Consolation Game #1 ESPNU
  2 p.m. Semifinal #1 ESPN2
  TBD Consolation Game #2
  TBD Semifinal #2
Sun., Nov. 19 12:30 p.m. Seventh Place Game ESPN+
  3 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. Fifth Place Game ESPN or ESPN2
  3 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.
Third Place Game ESPN or ESPN2
  8:30 p.m. Championship Game ESPN

View tournament bracket here.

All-Tournament tickets for the Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic are on sale now. Fans can purchase discounted tickets saving $10 at all price levels by using code “Shriners23”. All-Tournament tickets range in price from $225-$135, and are broken into 5 different general admission sections within TD Arena. For more information on Ticketing, please visit

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 three years. Tickets are available at or by calling the College of Charleston box office at (843) 953-2632

ESPN Events

ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of collegiate sporting events nationwide. In 2023, the 33-event schedule includes four early-season college football kickoff games, 17 college bowl games, 10 college basketball events, a college softball event and the inaugural Band of the Year National Championship, in addition to a new college gymnastics event coming in 2024. Collectively, these events account for over 400 hours of live programming on ESPN platforms, while reaching 60 million viewers and attracting more than 650,000 annual attendees. Each year, the portfolio of events features more than 20 Division I conferences and hosts over 4,000 participating student-athletes. 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.

For more information, visit the official website.

Tournament Media Contact: Ray Mallouk

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