PURDUE RELEASE

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - ESPN Events has revealed the bracket for the eleventh annual
Charleston Classic, to be played Nov. 15, 16 & 18 at TD Arena in Charleston, South
Carolina. The field of eight is the strongest in event history, featuring five teams
who played in the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

Purdue will face Appalachian State in the first round, scheduled for 5 p.m. ET, on
ESPN2, on Thursday, Nov. 15. The other half of the bracket features Wichita State
and Davidson. The two winners will collide on Friday, Nov. 16, tipping off at 6:30
p.m. ET, on ESPNU, in the second semifinal matchup.

The other half of the bracket features Ball State vs. Virginia Tech (Nov. 15; 11:30
a.m. ET) and Alabama vs. Northeastern (Nov. 15; 2 p.m. ET).

The championship game is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 18, at 8:30 p.m. ET, on ESPN2.

The contest with the Mountaineers will be the second against Appalachian State in
school history, a 79-65 win in Mackey Arena on Dec. 2, 2000. Appalachian State is
coming off its most successful season under fifth-year head coach Jim Fox, returning
five of its top six scorers from a team that posted a 15-18 overall record and a 9-9
mark in the Sun Belt Conference. Leading the Mountaineers is 6-5 guard Ronshad
Shabazz, who averaged 18.5 points per game and led the team in 3-pointers made (80)
and assists (100).

Purdue posted a 30-7 overall mark a year ago while recording its second straight
Sweet 16 berth.

The Boilermakers open the regular season Nov. 6, when Fairfield visits Mackey Arena.
Season tickets are available by calling the Purdue Athletics Ticket Office at
800.49SPORT or online at PurdueSports.com.