AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn men's basketball will open the 2017 Gildan Charleston Classic against Indiana State on Nov. 16 at 10:30 am CT on ESPNU at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C. It will be the first meeting between the two schools.
The Tigers will play the winner/loser of Temple vs. Old Dominion on Nov. 17 before playing their third round game on Nov. 19 against either Clemson, Dayton, Hofstra or Ohio.
Clemson vs. Ohio and Dayton vs. Hofstra are the other two first round matchups.
Dayton, whom Auburn will play in Dayton Arena on Nov. 29 as part of the tournament as a non-bracketed game, has made four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances while Clemson played in the NIT last season. Each of the bracketed games will be televised by the ESPN networks.
Fans can purchase an early bird all-session baseline or upper level ticket for $90, $10 off the regular price, or premium sideline general admission for $100, $15 off the regular price, until August 11. College of Charleston season ticket holders can purchase baseline or upper general admission all-session tickets for $80 or premium sideline general admission tickets for $90.
Tickets are available at www.CharlestonClassic.com or by calling the College of Charleston box office at 843.953.2632.
The Charleston Classic will feature a bracket format with 12 games over three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through the bracket.
This will mark Auburn's second time to play in the Charleston Classic, going 1-3 in 2012 by defeating the College of Charleston while losing to Murray State and Dayton. The Tigers lost at Boston College in a non-bracketed game.
Auburn is 15-12 all-time vs. Clemson, 1-0 vs. Ohio, 2-1 vs. Old Dominion, 2-2 vs. Temple, 0-4 vs. Dayton and has never faced Hofstra nor Indiana State.
The Tigers are 4-2 all-time in the historic city of Charleston, going 3-0 at the College of Charleston, 1-0 at The Citadel and 0-1 vs. both Dayton and Murray State.
This is the 10th year that Charleston has hosted the tournament. Charleston has been named the "Top U.S. City" and "Second Best City in the World" by Condé Nast Traveler 2014 Readers' Choice Awards. In 2015, Charleston was also voted the "Top City in the U.S. and Canada" in the Travel + Leisure for the fourth consecutive year.
Additional information, including travel packages that include official hotel accommodations, can be found on the Charleston Classic site at www.CharlestonClassic.com or by calling 888.632.6951.
It was announced last October that Auburn will play in the 2018 Maui Invitational for the first time in school history against a field of Arizona, Duke, Xavier, Gonzaga, Illinois, Iowa State and San Diego.