April 10, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ----- The eight-team field for the 2013 Charleston Classic has now been completed, according to an announcement Wednesday by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN.
Davidson and Massachusetts have been added to the six teams -- including UAB -- that were announced last November.. In addition to the Blazers, the other teams that were previously announced for the tournament that will be played Nov. 21-24 at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C. are New Mexico, Temple, Clemson, Georgia and Nebraska.
New Mexico, Temple and Davidson earned NCAA Championship berths for the 2012-13 season while UMass played in the NIT.
The Lobos, the Mountain West regular season and tournament champions, ranked No. 19 in the final AP/USA Today Coaches' Polls and also secured a No. 3 seed in the 2013 NCAA Championship.
Temple, a nine seed in the NCAA Championship, advanced to the third round while Davidson, the Southern Conference tournament champion, earned a 14 seed in the NCAA Championship.
UAB finished the 2012-13 campaign, the first under head coach Jerod Haase, with a record of 16-17. The Blazers had a strong finish as they won seven of their last 11 regular season games.
The 2013 Charleston Classic, a men's college basketball tournament, will feature a bracket format with 12 games over three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through the bracket. The two teams that remain undefeated throughout will face off in a championship game on the final day of competition.
Past winners of the Charleston Classic are Colorado, Northwestern, Georgetown, Miami (Fla.) and Clemson. In the 2013 NCAA Tournament, both Georgetown and Miami (Fla.) secured No. 2 seeds with Miami (Fla.) advancing to the Elite 8.
This family-friendly tournament offers the teams a week of practice, play and experiences in and around historic Charleston.
Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on the Charleston Classic web site at www.charlestonclassic.com.