Miami to open Charleston Classic tournament against Drexel

The Miami Hurricanes will face off Nov. 20 against Drexel in the opening game of the Gildan Charleston Classic, a tournament they captured five years ago.

The University of Miami men's basketball team will open the Gildan Charleston Classic against Drexel, as announced Tuesday.

Miami and Drexel will face off at 3 p.m. Nov. 20 at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C.

In the ensuing round, the Hurricanes will play either Southern California or Akron the following day.

Four other teams are competing in the tournament: Charlotte, Cornell, Penn State and South Carolina. There will be 12 games over three days in a bracketed format.

Five years ago, Miami captured the Charleston Classic with victories over Tulane, UNC Wilmington and South Carolina.

The Hurricanes open the 2014-15 season in Gainesville against the rival Florida Gators on Nov. 17.

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