As the early-season college basketball tournaments begin, there are plenty of reasons to check out the eight-team Charleston Classic which has a decent pitch.
The Saint-Bonaventure Bonnies are the only team ranked 22nd in the tournament in the latest AP poll. The West Virginia Mountaineers should expect to be an NCAA tournament team, so if we get a clash between those two programs in the Championship, that would make for an exciting game.
Shaka Smart is in his first season as the new head coach of the Marquette Golden Eagles, and it will be interesting to see the progress made in the first year. The team entered this tournament after an impressive victory over the Illinois No.10. Fight Illini at home as part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games.
This is a knockout tournament, but the losing teams will continue to face each other every day so that all teams will ultimately play three games.
How to watch
Television: ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3
Live Stream Online: WatchESPN
Bracketing, schedule, results
Quarter-finals: November 18
Saint-Bonaventure 67, State of Boise 61
Clemson vs. Temple, approx. 4:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Marquette vs. Ole Miss, approx. 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Elon vs. West Virginia, approx. 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Semi-finals: November 19
The first losers, 12:00 p.m. (ESPNU)
First winners, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Late Winners, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Late losers, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Final: November 20
Seventh place, 10:30 am (ESPNU)
Fifth place. 1 p.m. (ESPN2)
Third place, 5 p.m. (ESPN2)
Championship, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
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