Charleston Classic 2012: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Bracket and More

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Charleston Classic 2012: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Bracket and More
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Last year, it was the Northwestern Wildcats. Who will be this year's champion of the Charleston Classic?

It may not be the oldest tournament in college basketball, and it may not have the most history, but one of the eight teams selected to compete—Dayton, Colorado, Baylor, Boston College, St. John's, Charleston, Murray State and Auburn—will have one nice honor and a few extra wins to add to its early-season resume in 2012-13. 

We'll see 12 games in three days in this year's tournament (though there will be no games on Saturday, Nov. 17), and the two squads that stay undefeated will face off in the title game. 

One reason BC could have a leg up: Two of the four winners in the short history of this tournament have come from the ACC

Hey, it could happen.

 

Where: TD Arena, Charleston, S.C.

When: Thursday, Nov. 15, Friday, Nov. 16 and Sunday, Nov. 18

Watch: ESPNU, ESPN2 (championship game)

Live Stream: ESPN3 

 

 

Bracket and TV Schedule

Game Date Time and TV Team 1 Team 2
1 Thurs., Nov. 15 12:30 p.m. ET, ESPN3   Dayton Colorado
2 Thurs., Nov. 15 3 p.m. ET, ESPN3 Baylor Boston College
3 Thurs., Nov. 15 5 p.m. ET, ESPNU St. John's Charleston
4 Thurs., Nov. 15 8 p.m. ET, ESPN3 Murray St. Auburn
5 Fri., Nov. 16 12:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU TBA TBA
6 Fri., Nov. 16 2:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU TBA TBA
7 Fri., Nov. 16 5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN3 TBA TBA
8 Fri., Nov. 16 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN3 TBA TBA
9 Sun., Nov. 18 12 p.m. ET, ESPN3 TBA TBA
10 Sun., Nov. 18 2 p.m. ET, ESPN3 TBA TBA
11 Sun., Nov. 18 6 p.m. ET, ESPNU TBA TBA
12 Sun., Nov. 18 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2 TBA TBA

You can also see a full bracket at the Charleston Classic's website

 

 

Injuries (via USAToday.com)

 

Dayton Flyers

No injuries to report


Colorado Buffaloes

G Jeremy Adams (knee) didn't play in the season opener vs. Wofford and is questionable for Thursday


Boston College Eagles

No injuries to report


Charleston Cougars

No injuries to report


Baylor Bears

C Isaiah Austin (ankle) was hurt during Baylor's game against Lehigh and didn't play against Jackson State; he is questionable for Thursday


St. John's Red Storm

No injuries to report


Murray State Racers

G Latreze Mushatt (Achilles) should be out until at least February


Auburn Tigers

G Chris Denson (academics) is ineligible for the fall semester and cannot return until he improves his grades

 

 

What They're Saying

Andrew Miller of The Post and Courier writes that this year's Charleston Classic field is the strongest yet. Even though the tournament once looked unsustainable—there were fears it wouldn't last past its second or third season—the level of competition has helped to keep it going year after year.

Now it's slated to continue through at least 2016. Part of the reason it has lived on, according to Miller, is the format: A different in-state host takes charge each year. 

Former College of Charleston coach and current tournament chairman Bobby Cremins told Miller:

We’ve come a long way in five years. I feel like a proud father watching the tournament grow every year. I’m hoping that the tournament will soon be like the Bridge Run where everyone in Charleston marks it down on their sports calendar.

The Dayton Daily News' David Jablonski tweeted that Dayton may have a bit of a home-court advantage, even though it isn't playing at home:

 

 


Dayton head coach Archie Miller discusses his expectations for this year's classic:

Auburn center Rob Chubb is one player who is particularly excited to be heading off to Charleston:

 

 

 

Prediction: Baylor Wins

The Bears have already started off the season 2-0, and with some of the other upper-tier teams (Dayton, St. John's, Auburn) having a little less time to get into the swing of the season and find some cohesion before the tournament starts, it could be tough for them to reel off three wins in the short span of this tournament. 

Last year, Baylor finished the regular season (including the Big 12 tournament) at 27-7 and made it to the Elite Eight before falling to eventual-champion Kentucky. This year, the Bears are all about revenge. 

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