Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic bracket released

The South Carolina men’s basketball team on Tuesday learned who its first opponent will be in the 2022 Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic.

The Gamecocks will take on Colorado State in the first round on Nov. 17. The Gamecocks and the Rams will be the third game of the day with tipoff scheduled for 5 pm

Second round games will take place on Nov. 18. All teams will get a day off on Nov. 19 and will return to the court for the final day of action on Nov. 20.

The other two teams in South Carolina’s side of the bracket are Davidson and College of Charleston. The other four teams competing in the tournament are Virginia Tech, Old Dominion, Penn State and Furman.

This will be the third time that South Carolina has played in the tournament. The Gamecocks last made their way to Charleston for the tournament in 2014. South Carolina won the first game against Cornell but would fall to Charlotte and Akron in the next two games.

In 2009, South Carolina made it to the championship game after defeating La Salle and USF in the first two rounds. Devan Downey racked up 20 points, six rebounds and six assists, but the Gamecocks would fall to the Miami Hurricanes and would take second place in the tournament.

As South Carolina head coach Lamont Paris begins his journey as the Gamecocks’ head man, he has some things in mind for what he wants his program to look like year in and year out.

“When you look at my teams six or seven years from now, I want you to know what that product is going to look like,” Paris said in an episode of the Bald Men on Campus podcast on May 12. be consistent. I don’t want to be great this year and in the rear view mirror another year. I am not sure when we will get there. I hope it will be sooner rather than later. I believe it will be sooner than later, but once we get there, there is no going back. We will be there. I want to have infrastructure.

“I want to have young guys that know that they are young guys. Some young guys that are talented also but some guys that want to work their way into more minutes. I want to have infrastructure so that it is a consistent level of performance, and consistent high level of performance. We have had some success here for sure. Final Fours are hard to get to. I want to build on that and achieve that again.”

Since he has been in the coaching ranks for quite some time as either an assistant coach or a head coach, Paris has a pretty good idea of ​​how he wants his team to look on the offensive and defensive sides of the court.

“I think ultimately, in a perfect world, I would like to have a basketball court on the offensive end where five guys are a threat in some way, shape or another,” Paris said in an episode of Gamecock Insider with Derek Scott on March 24. “Doesn’t mean all five guys have to shoot threes or all five guys are going to be great in ball screen situations. I would like to have five guys that are a threat and skilled enough to handle or pass or be a threat out there.”

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