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Asheville to host early-season college basketball tournament this November

Four teams will go head-to-head at the second annual Asheville Championship, which takes place Fri., Nov. 11 and Sun., Nov. 13.

The 2021 Asheville Championship winners.

Minnesota won the inaugural 2021 Asheville Championship in a double overtime contest.

Photo via Asheville Championship

Hey, sports fans. In case it’s not already on your radar — the Asheville Championship returns to Harrah’s Cherokee Center-Asheville on Fri., Nov. 11 and Sun., Nov. 13, 2022.

This second annual men’s college basketball tournament will feature East Tennessee State, Elon University, Harvard University, and University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Over two days, these four teams will compete for the championship title — with all games airing on the ESPN network.

Friday’s matchups include Harvard vs. Louisiana at 6 p.m. and East Tennessee State vs. Elon at 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s third place game tips at 2 p.m., followed by the Championship game at 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are now on sale via each school’s ticketing department, the venue, and online.

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