Report: WVU men’s basketball to compete in 2021 Charleston Classic
West Virginia’s 2021-22 men’s basketball schedule is already starting to come together as mountaineers compete in the Charleston Classic, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.
The field includes three teams that qualified for this year’s NCAA tournament (West Virginia, Clemson and St. Bonaventure), as well as Ole Miss, Marquette, Temple, Boise State and Elon. The climbers would make their first appearance at the event.
The Charleston Classic was first played in 2008 and takes place at the TD Arena, home of the College of Charleston. Florida is the most recent champion, beating Xavier in the 2020 final, 70-65.
West Virginia has had considerable success in their early season tournaments lately. Over the past two seasons, WVU has competed in the Cancun Challenge and the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic, winning the championship in both cases.
This is Rothstein’s second report on the WVU’s 2021-22 schedule. On Thursday, he announced that West Virginia will host Kent State on December 12. If confirmed, this would be the third time in history that the Golden Flashes have faced off against the Mountaineers – the all-time streak is set at 1-1, with KSU last meeting in Morgantown in 2012.