The 2011 Charleston Classic will feature 12 games over the three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through a bracket-tournament format. The two teams that remain undefeated throughout will face off in a championship match Sunday, Nov. 20.
The Southern Conference (SoCon) will serve as the event's sponsoring conference for the fourth straight year.
Northwestern is set to return four starters and nine letterwinners from last year's squad which went 20-14 overall, including 7-11 in Big Ten play, and advanced to the quarterfinal round of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).
The Charleston Classic is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television, Inc. (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN. Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on the Charleston Classic website at www.charlestonclassic.com. For more information on the event and for updates, follow www.twitter.com/CharlestonClsc and www.facebook.com/charlestonclassic.
The release is courtesy of Northwestern Athletic Communications