By Bane Rossi
Tue, Aug 8
Tournament Field Also Includes Houston, North Texas, St. John’s, Towson, Utah & Wake Forest
CHARLESTON, S.C. – ESPN Events has announced the pairings for the 2023 Shriner’s Children’s Charleston Classic, and the University of Dayton Flyers will face the LSU Tigers in the first round on Nov. 16.
The tournament is a three-games-in-four-days event played on Nov. 17, 17 and 19 at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C.
The first-round schedule on Nov. 16 will be North Texas against St. John’s at 1:30 p.m. ET, Dayton vs. LSU at 4 p.m. ET, Houston vs. Towson at 6:30 p.m. ET and Utah taking on Wake Forest at 9 p.m. ET.
UD’s second game of the weekend will be against either North Texas or St. John’s.
The Shriner’s Children’s Charleston Classic will mark the 16th consecutive exempt tournament in a full-season schedule for UD, giving the Flyers another opportunity to enhance their non-conference schedule and increase national attention to the University.
Dayton was 22-12 last season, and finished second in the Atlantic 10 in both the regular season and post-season championship. The Flyers return three starters, including junior forward DaRon Holmes II, a two-time All-Atlantic 10 and A-10 All-Defensive team pick, and the Most Outstanding Player of the 2023 A-10 tournament.
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 www.Charlestonclassic.com.
Dayton season ticketholders were already sent links for advance purchase discounts.
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.
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