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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 WatchESPN.com, 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)

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Nov 21 12:30 p.m. Nebraska vs. UMass ESPN3
3 p.m. UAB vs. New Mexico ESPNU
  5 p.m. Georgia vs. Davidson ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. Temple vs. Clemson ESPN3
Fri, Nov 22 Noon Consolation #1 ESPNU or ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Semifinal #1 ESPN2 or ESPNU
  7 p.m. Consolation #2 ESPN3
  9:30 p.m. Semifinal #2 ESPNU
Sun, Nov 24 1:30 p.m. 7th-place Game ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. 5th-place Game ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. 3rd-place Game ESPNU
  9 p.m. Championship Game ESPN2

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)

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sun, Nov 17 TBD Long Beach St. at Kansas St.^ TBD
Thu, Nov 21 10:30 a.m. Charlotte vs. Kansas St. ESPNU
  12:30 p.m. Northeastern vs. Georgetown ESPNU
  5 p.m. Long Beach St. vs. Michigan ESPN2
  7:30 p.m. Florida St. vs. VCU ESPNU
Fri, Nov 22 Noon Consolation #1 ESPNU or ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Semifinal #1 ESPN2 or ESPNU
  5 p.m. Semifinal #2 ESPN2 or  ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. Consolation #2 ESPNU
Sun, Nov 24 11:30 a.m. 7th-place Game ESPN3
  2 p.m. 5th-place Game ESPNU
  4:30 p.m. 3rd-place Game ESPN2
  6:30 p.m. Championship Game ESPN2
Fri, Nov 29 TBD Northeastern 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)

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Mon, Nov 18 TBD Miami at College of Charleston^ TBD
Mon, Nov. 25 TBD Marquette at Arizona State^ TBD
Thu, Nov 28 2 p.m. Miami vs. George Washington ESPNU
4:30 p.m. Marquette vs. Cal-State Fullerton ESPN2
  8:30 p.m. College of Charleston vs. San Diego State ESPNU
  11 p.m. Creighton vs. Arizona State ESPN2
Fri, Nov 29 3:30 p.m. Semifinal #1 ESPN or ESPN2
  6 p.m. Consolation #1 ESPN3
  9:30 p.m. Semifinal #2 ESPN2
Sat, Nov 30 Midnight Consolation #2 ESPNU
Sun, Dec 1 2 p.m. 7th-place Game ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. 5th-place Game ESPNU
  6:30 p.m. 3rd-place Game ESPNU
  9:30 p.m. Championship Game ESPN2

^ – 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)

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Mon, Nov 19 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma State^ ESPN
Sun, Nov 24 TBD Siena at Purdue^ TBD
Thu, Nov 28 Noon Purdue vs. Oklahoma State ESPN2
2 p.m. Butler vs. Washington State ESPN2
6:30 p.m. Memphis vs. Siena ESPN2
8:30 p.m. LSU vs. Saint Joseph’s ESPN2
Fri, Nov 29 11 a.m. Consolation #1 ESPNU
1:30 pm Semifinal #1 ESPN
5:30 p.m. Semifinal #2 ESPN2
8 p.m. Consolation #2 ESPNU
Sun, Dec 1 Noon 5th-place Game ESPNU
2 p.m. 3rd-place Game ESPNU
5 p.m. 7th-place Game ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Championship Game ESPN2

^ – 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)

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sun, Dec 22 5:30 p.m. Iowa State vs. George Mason ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. Oregon State vs. Akron ESPNU
  11 p.m. South Carolina vs. Saint Mary’s ESPNU
Mon, Dec 23 1 a.m. Boise State vs. Hawaii ESPNU
2:30 p.m. Consolation #1 ESPNU
  4:30 p.m. Semifinal #1 ESPNU
  9 p.m. Semifinal #2 ESPN2
  11:30 p.m. Consolation #2 ESPNU
Wed, Dec 25 1:30 p.m. 7th-place Game ESPN3
  4 p.m. 5th-place Game ESPNU
  6:30 p.m. 3rd-place Game ESPN2
  8:30 p.m. Championship Game ESPN2
Sat, Dec 28 TBD Akron 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.)

For more information, visit espnplus.com.

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