Matchups for 2021 Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic Announced

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July 15, 2021

Matchups for 2021 Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic Announced

ESPN Events has revealed the bracket for the 13th annual Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic, to be played Nov. 18, 19, and 22 at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C. The field is highlighted by five teams who played in the postseason last year. West Virginia, Clemson, and St. Bonaventure played in the NCAA Tournament while Boise State and Ole Miss played in the NIT. St. Bonaventure returns all five starters from a team that won the A-10 regular season and post-season tournament.

The Bonnies will be joined by Boise State, Clemson, Elon, Marquette, Ole Miss, Temple, and West Virginia. The opening round features a matchup between two previous Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic Champions, Clemson (2008) and Temple (2017).

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 7:30 p.m ET on Sunday, Nov. 21, on ESPN.

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Event Network
Thu, Nov. 18 2 p.m. St. Bonaventure vs. Boise State ESPN2
  4 p.m. Clemson vs. Temple ESPN2
  7 p.m. Marquette vs. Ole Miss ESPN2 or ESPNU
  9 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. Elon vs. West Virginia ESPN2
Fri, Nov. 19 12 p.m. Consolation #1 ESPN2 or ESPNU
  2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. Semifinal #1 ESPN2 or ESPNU
  7 p.m. Semifinal #2 ESPN2
  9 p.m. Consolation #2 ESPN3
Sun, Nov. 21 10:30 a.m. 7th Place Game ESPNU
  1 p.m. 5th Place Game ESPN2
  5 p.m. 3rd Place Game ESPN2
  7:30 p.m. Championship ESPN


View tournament bracket here

All-tournament tickets for the Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic are on sale now. Fans can purchase discounted early bird Premium Lower Chairback seats for $163 (regularly $178) or Lower Bleacher/Upper Level for $118 (regularly $133) through August 20. All seating for the Shriners Children’s 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 three 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 secure discounted hotel rates at the tournament’s official fan hotels, by going to 

The city of Charleston was voted “#1 City in the US” for the eighth straight year by Travel + Leisure. Conde’ Nast voted Charleston the “Best Small City in the U.S.” for the 10th consecutive year. The average high temperature in November is 70 degrees, making it a perfect time of year to visit.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system with locations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Our staff is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, conducting innovative research, and offering outstanding educational programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Within these broad service lines, many types of care are provided. For example, some locations offer reconstructive plastic surgery, treatment for craniofacial abnormalities, or care for sports injuries. Generally, care is provided until age 18, although, in some cases, it may be extended to age 21. All services are provided in a compassionate, family-centered environment. For more information, please visit

ESPN Events 
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of 34 collegiate sporting events nationwide. The roster includes five early-season college football games, 17 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events, and a college softball event, which accounts for approximately 400 hours of live programming, reaches nearly 64 million viewers, and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in more than 10 markets 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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