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Zips basketball: UA set for ESPN's Charleston Classic

By George Thomas Published: November 21, 2013

From a UA Athletics Department news release:

The University of Akron men's basketball team has been selected as one of six participants in The Charleston Classic Presented by Gildan, which will take place Nov. 20-23, 2014, at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C.

The Zips will join Cornell, Miami (Fla.), Penn State, South Carolina and Southern California at next year's tournament, the seventh edition of the event. The final two teams, as well as the bracket, will be announced at a later date.

"We are extremely excited to be part of an ESPN-sponsored event for a third-straight season and appreciate all of the support from ESPN through the years," men's basketball head coach Keith Dambrot said. "Playing in Charleston allows our fans to travel to a beautiful location and see the Zips play against high-quality competition."

The appearance is the first for Akron in the event and marks the third-straight ESPN-sponsored event for the Zips (Puerto Rico Tip-Off in 2012; Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic in 2013).

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