Clemson men's hoops will play in 2013 Charleston Classic

Clemson won the inaugural tournament played at College of Charleston's TD Arena

Clemson's Devin Booker drives to the basket against College of Charleston's Adjehi Baru in the second half.

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Clemson's Devin Booker drives to the basket against College of Charleston's Adjehi Baru in the second half.

Clemson will take part in the 2013 Charleston Classic presented by Foster Grant, ESPN Regional Television announced Friday. Clemson is one of six schools confirmed for the event that will be held at College of Charleston’s TD Arena next November. The other schools committed to playing are UAB, Georgia, Nebraska, New Mexico and Temple. The exact dates of the tournament, as well as final two teams, will be announced at a later date.

The 2013 Charleston Classic presented by Foster Grant will be a bracket-format tournament, featuring 12 games over the three days of competition. The Southern Conference will again serve as the event’s sponsoring conference, marking the sixth straight year.

Clemson won the inaugural Charleston Classic in 2008 when Oliver Purnell was still the Tigers’ head coach. The Tigers defeated Hofstra, TCU and Temple in order on their way to winning the championship. Trevor Booker was named Tournament MVP after posting 15 points and 16 rebounds in the final game against Temple.

Other past winners of the Charleston Classic are Miami (FL) (2009), Georgetown (2010) and Northwestern (2011). This year’s champion will be crowned on Sunday, Nov. 18.

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