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Gamecocks to Face Colorado State in Charleston Classic

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — ESPN Events unveiled its bracket for the 2022 Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic today. South Carolina will face Colorado State in the opening round on Thursday, Nov. 17. Tipoff is slated for 5 p.m. (ET) on ESPNU.

Davidson vs. College of Charleston (host school and playing in the event for the first time since 2016) is the other matchup on the Gamecocks’ side of the bracket.

Carolina will be making its third all-time appearance in the event (2009, 2014 and 2022), which is played annually at TD Arena in the heart of downtown Charleston wedged between King and Meeting St. The Gamecocks played in the title game in the team’s tournament debut in 2009, falling to Miami, 85-70.

The Rams went 25-5 last season and earned the No. 6 seed in the South Regional of the NCAA Tournament. They were defeated 75-63 by 11th-seeded Michigan in the opening round in Indianapolis, Ind.

The bracket-format tournament features 12 games over three days at . The teams compete once per day, regardless of results. The two unbeaten teams will face off in a championship game on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3:30 p.m.

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Event Network
Thu, Nov. 17 11:30 a.m. Furman vs. Penn State ESPNU
2 p.m. Old Dominion vs. Virginia Tech ESPN2
5 p.m. Colorado State vs. South Carolina ESPNU
7 p.m. Davidson vs. Charleston ESPNU
Fri, Nov. 18 12 p.m. Semifinal #1 ESPN2 or ESPNU
2 p.m./2:30 p.m. Consolation Game #1 ESPN2 or ESPNU
5 p.m. Semifinal #2 ESPN2
7:30 p.m. Consolation Game #2 ESPNEWS
Sun, Nov. 20 10:30am Seventh Place Game ESPNEWS
12:30 p.m/6 p.m. Fifth Place Game ESPNU or ESPNEWS
12:30 p.m/6 p.m. Third Place Game ESPNU or ESPNEWS
3:30 p.m. Championship Game ESPN2

CLICK HERE to view the full tournament bracket.

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 $170 (regularly $185) or Lower Bleacher/Upper Level for $120 (regularly $135) 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 www.CharlestonClassic.com 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 CLICKING HERE.

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 Children’s is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our multiple locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. All care is provided regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Shriners Children’s has treated more than 1.5 million children from more than 180 countries over the last 100 years.

For more information on the care provided by Shriners Children’s, go to shrinerschildrens.org.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

About ESPN Events

ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of 35 collegiate sporting events nationwide. The roster includes five early-season college football games, 17 college bowl games, 12 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.

For more information, visit the official website, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages.

Stay tuned to GamecocksOnline.com for the remainder of the team’s nonconference schedule.

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