The Florida men’s basketball team will open the Charleston Classic against Saint Joseph’s on Thursday, Nov. 21. The game will tip between 1:30-2 p.m. following the conclusion of the 11:30 a.m. contest between Miami and Missouri State.
The Gators will take on either Miami or Missouri State on Nov. 22, whichever team’s Day 1 result corresponds with UF’s.
The other half of the bracket’s first-round matchups Nov. 21 are Xavier vs. Towson at 7 p.m. followed by Buffalo vs. UConn.
The final day of action will be on Sunday, Nov. 24, with the championship game slotted for 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The tournament, which takes place at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C., will be televised on ESPN networks with specific channel designations to be announced later.
All-tournament tickets for the Charleston Classic are on sale now. Fans can purchase discounted early bird Premium Lower Chairback seats for $140 (regularly $150) or Lower Bleacher/Upper Level for $105 (regularly $120) through August 9. All seating for the Charleston Classic is general admission separated into those two tiers.
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 two years. Tickets are available at www.CharlestonClassic.com or by calling the College of Charleston box office at (843) 953-2632.
Florida holds a 2-1 all-time record vs. Saint Joseph’s, most recently a 74-63 victory at Mohegan Sun in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament on Nov. 21, 2015, in Mike White’s third game as the Gators’ head coach.
As for UF’s potential Day 2 opponents, the Gators are 46-24 all-time vs. Miami, including 1-1 under White. Most recently, UF bettered the Hurricanes at the Advocare Classic in Orlando, 65-56, on Nov. 27, 2016. Florida has met Missouri State once previously, a 54-53 NIT win in Gainesville on March 20, 1986.
Charleston Classic Schedule
|Thu, Nov. 21||11:30 a.m.||Missouri State vs. Miami||ESPN2 or ESPNU|
|1:30 p.m. or 2 p.m.||Florida vs. Saint Joseph’s||ESPN2 or ESPNU|
|7 p.m.||Xavier vs. Towson||ESPNU or ESPNEWS|
|9 p.m. or 9:30 p.m.||Buffalo vs. Connecticut||ESPNU|
|Fri, Nov. 22||12 p.m.||Semifinal #1||ESPN2 or ESPNU|
|2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.||Consolation #1||ESPN2 or ESPNU|
|7 p.m.||Consolation #2||ESPNU or ESPNEWS|
|9 p.m. or 9:30 p.m.||Semifinal #2||ESPNU|
|Sun, Nov. 24||1 p.m. or 3 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.||Third Place Game||ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPNEWS|
|1 p.m. or 3 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.||5th Place Game||ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPNEWS|
|6 p.m.||7th Place Game||ESPNU|