College of Charleston to face defending champion UCONN in season opener

  • Tuesday, August 5, 2014

For the second consecutive year, College of Charleston men's basketball will open the season against the defending NCAA national champion.

The Cougars will face the Connecticut Huskies Nov. 20 in the opener to the eighth annual Puerto Rico Tip-Off in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tipoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on ESPNU.

Charleston opened last season against 2012 defending champion Louisville. This year's three-day tournament will also feature Texas A&M, Dayton, New Mexico, Boston College, George Mason and West Virginia. Connecticut, Dayton, Texas A&M, New Mexico and West Virginia all participated in postseason play last season.

Charleston is aligned in the tournament bracket to play the winner or loser of the Texas A&M vs. Dayton game. Charleston is also scheduled to play a non-bracketed game against West Virginia Nov. 29 in Morgantown, West Virginia.

The Puerto Rico Tip-Off will be broadcast live on ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 with the championship and runner-up games showcased on ESPN2.

2014 Puerto Rico Tip-Off

Nov. 20

10:30 a.m. Texas A&M vs. Dayton ESPNU

12:30 p.m. College of Charleston vs. Connecticut ESPNU

5 p.m. New Mexico vs. Boston College ESPN2

7:30 p.m. George Mason vs. West Virginia ESPNU

Nov. 21

Noon Consolation #1 ESPNU or ESPN3

2:30 p.m. Semifinal #1 ESPN2 or ESPNU

5 p.m. Semifinal #2 ESPN2 or ESPNU

7 p.m. Consolation #2 ESPN3

Nov. 23

11:30 a.m. Seventh-Place Game ESPN3

2 p.m. Fifth-Place Game ESPNU

4:30 p.m. Third-Place Game ESPN2

6:30 p.m. Championship Game ESPN2

Nov. 29

TBD College of Charleston at West Virginia TBD

Frankie Mansfield, the sports reporter for the Moultrie News can be seen all around the state following teams to meets, games, and matches. For score updates, breaking sports news, and more, follow@fjmansfield on Twitter and like Moultrie News Sports on Facebook.

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