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Purdue basketball to play in Charleston Classic

The Purdue men's basketball team will play in the 2018 Gildan Charleston Classic on Nov. 15 to 18, ESPN announced Thursday.

Posted: Nov. 17, 2017 12:50 AM
Updated: Nov. 17, 2017 12:53 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Purdue Sports) — The Purdue men's basketball team will play in the 2018 Gildan Charleston Classic on Nov. 15 to 18, ESPN announced Thursday.

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Purdue will be joined by top-25 programs Alabama and Wichita State as well as Appalachian State, Ball State, Davidson and Virginia Tech. The eight-team field will compete in the early-season tournament from Thursday, Nov,15 through Sunday, Nov 18, at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C.

Over the last five years, Purdue has compete in regular-season tournaments in Maui (2014), Connecticut (2015), Cancun (2016), the Bahamas (2017) and now Charleston (2018).

Entering next week's Battle 4 Atlantis, Purdue has won 11 straight games in in-season tournaments, dating to the 2014 Maui Invitational. Purdue won the Hall of Fame Tipoff Championship (2015) and Cancun Challenge (2016).

This family-friendly tournament offers the teams a week of practice, play and experiences in and around historic Charleston.

The Gildan Charleston Classic is one of 11 college basketball events that is owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.

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