Matchups for 2019 Charleston Classic Announced, Tickets Available Now

ESPN Events has revealed the bracket for the 12th annual Charleston Classic, to be played Nov. 21, 22 & 24 at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C. The field is highlighted by Florida and Xavier, who appear in’s latest Way Too Early Top 25 poll: Florida at No. 4 and Xavier at No. 20. The tournament will also feature nine of top 100 incoming freshman as ranked in the ESPN 100.

The Gators and Musketeers will be joined by returning MAC champion Buffalo, UConn, Miami (Fla.), Missouri State, Saint Joseph’s and Towson. Miami (Fla.) took home the Charleston Classic title in both of their previous appearances in 2009 and 2014.

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.

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Event Network
Thu, Nov. 21 11:30 a.m. Missouri State vs. Miami ESPN2 or ESPNU
  1:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. Florida vs. Saint Joseph’s ESPN2 or ESPNU
  7 p.m. Xavier vs. Towson ESPNU or ESPNEWS
  9 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. Buffalo vs. Connecticut ESPNU
Fri, Nov. 22 12 p.m. Semifinal #1 ESPN2 or ESPNU
  2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. Consolation #1 ESPN2 or ESPNU
  7 p.m. Consolation #2 ESPNU or ESPNEWS
  9 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. Semifinal #2 ESPNU
Sun, Nov. 24 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Third Place Game ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPNEWS
  1 p.m. or 3 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. 5th Place Game ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPNEWS
  6 p.m. 7th Place Game ESPNU
  8:30 p.m. Championship ESPN

Non-bracketed games: Saint Joseph’s at UConn (Nov. 13), Towson at Florida (Nov. 14) and Missouri State at Xavier (Nov. 15)

View PDF Bracket

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 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

The city of Charleston was voted the No. 1 city in the U.S. and No. 10 city in the world in Travel + Leisure’s 2018 World’s Best Awards. The average high temperature in November is 70 degrees, making it a perfect time of year to visit.

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