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Posted by Rachel Margolis on July 17, 2013

Brackets Revealed for 2013 ESPN Regional Television Early-Season Basketball Events

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Games set to be shown across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3

ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, has released the brackets for its owned and operated early-season basketball events beginning in early-November and running through the Christmas holiday. Games are set to be shown across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3, with each tournament available through WatchESPN, accessible online at, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

The five multi-day, destination events consisting of the Charleston Classic, Puerto Rico Tip-Off, newly formed Wooden Legacy, Old Spice Classic and the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic are bracket-format tournaments featuring 12 games over three days. The teams compete once per day, advancing with a victory. The two remaining undefeated teams will face off in a championship game.

Charleston Classic – Nov. 21, 22 & 24
Charleston ClassicThe Charleston Classic, held at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C., will include UAB, Clemson, Davidson, Georgia, UMass, Nebraska, New Mexico and Temple. Temple made a NCAA Championship third round appearance last season, while Davidson and New Mexico advanced to the second round. Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on the Charleston Classic website.

Charleston Classic (Schedule subject to change)

DateTime (ET)GameNetwork
Thu, Nov 2112:30 p.m.Nebraska vs. UMassESPN3
3 p.m.UAB vs. New MexicoESPNU
 5 p.m.Georgia vs. DavidsonESPNU
 7:30 p.m.Temple vs. Clemson ESPN3
Fri, Nov 22NoonConsolation #1ESPNU or ESPN3
 2:30 p.m.Semifinal #1ESPN2 or ESPNU
 7 p.m.Consolation #2ESPN3
 9:30 p.m.Semifinal #2ESPNU
Sun, Nov 241:30 p.m.7th-place Game ESPN3
 3:30 p.m.5th-place GameESPN3
 6:30 p.m.3rd-place GameESPNU
 9 p.m.Championship GameESPN2

Puerto Rico Tip-Off – Nov. 21, 22 & 24
Puerto Rico Tip OffThe Puerto Rico Tip-Off will showcase Charlotte, Florida State, Georgetown, Kansas State, Long Beach State, Michigan, Northeastern and VCU. The entire eight-team field participated in postseason tournaments last season, including Michigan playing for the national title. Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on the Puerto Rico Tip-Off website.

Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Schedule subject to change)

DateTime (ET)GameNetwork
Sun, Nov 17TBDLong Beach St. at Kansas St.^TBD
Thu, Nov 2110:30 a.m.Charlotte vs. Kansas St.ESPNU
 12:30 p.m.Northeastern vs. GeorgetownESPNU
 5 p.m.Long Beach St. vs. Michigan ESPN2
 7:30 p.m.Florida St. vs. VCUESPNU
Fri, Nov 22NoonConsolation #1ESPNU or ESPN3
 2:30 p.m.Semifinal #1ESPN2 or ESPNU
 5 p.m.Semifinal #2ESPN2 or  ESPNU
 7:30 p.m.Consolation #2ESPNU
Sun, Nov 2411:30 a.m.7th-place Game ESPN3
 2 p.m.5th-place GameESPNU
 4:30 p.m.3rd-place GameESPN2
 6:30 p.m.Championship GameESPN2
Fri, Nov 29TBDNortheastern at VCU^TBD

^ – Non-bracketed game

Wooden Legacy – Nov. 28 & 29, Dec. 1
Wooden LegacyThe newly created Wooden Legacy will be in Orange County, Calif. The first two days will be played on the campus of Cal-State Fullerton and the final day of competition will be at the Honda Center in Anaheim. The field consists of Arizona State, Cal-State Fullerton, Charleston, Creighton, George Washington, Marquette, Miami (Fla.) and San Diego State.

Marquette and Miami played in the NCAA Elite Eight in 2013, while Creighton and San Diego State were third round participants. Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on the Wooden Legacy website.

Wooden Legacy (Schedule subject to change)

DateTime (ET)GameNetwork
Mon, Nov 18TBDMiami at College of Charleston^TBD
Mon, Nov. 25TBDMarquette at Arizona State^TBD
Thu, Nov 282 p.m.Miami vs. George WashingtonESPNU
4:30 p.m.Marquette vs. Cal-State FullertonESPN2
 8:30 p.m.College of Charleston vs. San Diego StateESPNU
 11 p.m.Creighton vs. Arizona StateESPN2
Fri, Nov 293:30 p.m.Semifinal #1ESPN or ESPN2
 6 p.m.Consolation #1ESPN3
 9:30 p.m.Semifinal #2 ESPN2
Sat, Nov 30MidnightConsolation #2ESPNU
Sun, Dec 12 p.m.7th-place Game ESPN3
 4:30 p.m.5th-place GameESPNU
 6:30 p.m.3rd-place GameESPNU
 9:30 p.m.Championship GameESPN2

^ – Non-bracketed game

Old Spice Classic – Nov. 28 & 29, Dec. 1

OSC_2008logoThe Old Spice Classic, held at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla., will feature Butler, LSU, Memphis, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Saint Joseph’s, Siena and Washington State. Three teams advanced to the NCAA Championship in 2013, including Butler to the Sweet 16, Memphis to the third-round and Oklahoma State to the second round. Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on the Old Spice Classic website.

Old Spice Classic (Schedule subject to change)

DateTime (ET)GameNetwork
Mon, Nov 197:30 p.m.Memphis at Oklahoma State^ESPN
Sun, Nov 24TBDSiena at Purdue^TBD
Thu, Nov 28NoonPurdue vs. Oklahoma State ESPN2
2 p.m.Butler vs. Washington StateESPN2
6:30 p.m.Memphis vs. Siena ESPN2
8:30 p.m.LSU vs. Saint Joseph’sESPN2
Fri, Nov 2911 a.m.Consolation #1ESPNU
1:30 pmSemifinal #1ESPN
5:30 p.m.Semifinal #2ESPN2
8 p.m.Consolation #2ESPNU
Sun, Dec 1Noon5th-place Game ESPNU
2 p.m.3rd-place GameESPNU
5 p.m.7th-place GameESPN3
7:30 p.m.Championship GameESPN2

^ – Non-bracketed game

Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic – Dec. 22, 23 & 25

Diamond Head ClassicThe Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, played at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, will include tournament host Hawaii, plus Akron, Boise State, George Mason, Iowa State, Oregon State, Saint Mary’s and South Carolina. Four teams participated in the 2013 NCAA Championship including Akron (second round), Boise State (first round), Saint Mary’s (second round) and Iowa State (third round). Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on the Diamond Head Classic website.

Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Schedule subject to change)

DateTime (ET)GameNetwork
Sun, Dec 225:30 p.m.Iowa State vs. George Mason ESPNU
 7:30 p.m.Oregon State vs. AkronESPNU
 11 p.m.South Carolina vs. Saint Mary’s ESPNU
Mon, Dec 231 a.m.Boise State vs. Hawaii ESPNU
2:30 p.m.Consolation #1ESPNU
 4:30 p.m.Semifinal #1ESPNU
 9 p.m.Semifinal #2ESPN2
 11:30 p.m.Consolation #2ESPNU
Wed, Dec 251:30 p.m.7th-place Game ESPN3
 4 p.m.5th-place GameESPNU
 6:30 p.m.3rd-place GameESPN2
 8:30 p.m.Championship GameESPN2
Sat, Dec 28TBDAkron at South Carolina^TBD

^ – Non-bracketed game

Additional early-season events include the second installment of the Armed Forces Classic, which will take place in conjunction with the U.S. Army in a location to be determined. Georgetown will face off against Oregon on Friday, Nov. 8. In its third year, the State Farm Champions Classic will be played at the United Center in Chicago, Ill., on Tuesday, Nov. 12. It will once again showcase Michigan State vs. Kentucky and Kansas vs. Duke. The Jimmy V Men’s & Women’s Classics Presented by Corona Extra  feature a men’s doubleheader and a women’s game on Tuesday, Dec. 17. The men’s event will be held at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden for the 11th consecutive year and 19th overall, and will feature Florida vs. Memphis and Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati. The women’s event, in its 12th year, will showcase Connecticut at Duke.

The 2012 college basketball events saw great success with top ranked teams in the final Associated Press poll (March 18) on the tournament rosters, including No. 1 Gonzaga, No. 3 Kansas, No. 5 Miami (Fla.), No. 6 Duke, No. 8 Georgetown and No. 9 Michigan State. Eight teams in the final top 25 participated in an ERT basketball event – setting up for an exciting 2013 season.

About ESPN Regional Television
ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, owns and operates collegiate sporting events worldwide, including two Labor Day Kickoff college football games; seven college bowl games and eight college basketball events. These account for approximately 200 hours of programming, reach almost 64 million viewers and attract nearly half a million attendees each year. The owned and operated events build relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as provide unique experiences for teams and fans. In addition to event ownership, ERT manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.

Collegiate Football
BBVA Compass Bowl (Birmingham, Ala.); Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg; Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Las Vegas Bowl; MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney (Orlando, Fla.); Texas Bowl (Houston); AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu) and The Home Depot College Football Awards

Collegiate Basketball
Armed Forces Classic (TBD); Charleston Classic (S.C.); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men’s & Women’s Basketball Classics presented by Corona Extra (Madison Square Garden & Durham, N.C.); Old Spice Classic (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan, PR); State Farm Champions Classic (United Center, Chicago) and Wooden Legacy (Orange County, Calif.)

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