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Ragin' Cajuns Selected To Play In 2022 Asheville Championship

Louisiana to face Harvard in opening round; ETSU or Elon in finale
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Posted at 10:11 PM, Aug 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-11 23:11:06-04

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The bracket is set for the 2022 Asheville Championship men's college basketball tournament as the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Men’s Basketball team will join East Tennessee State, Elon University and Harvard University in the second-annual Championship, scheduled to take place at the Harrah's Cherokee Center - Asheville Nov. 11-13.

Tickets are expected to go on sale in early September via each school's ticketing department, the venue, and

This year's 2022 Asheville Championship will air on the ESPN family of networks on Friday, Nov. 11 (ESPN+) and Sunday, Nov. 13 (ESPNU). Friday's matchups include Harvard vs. Louisiana at 6:00 pm ET and ETSU vs. Elon at 8:30 pm ET.

Sunday's third place game tips at 2:00 pm ET, followed by the Championship game at 4:30 pm ET.

“Through the Asheville Championship, we are able to bring early season basketball to the Blue Ridge Mountains where fans are hungry for quality match-ups to kick-off the season,” said Tournament Chairman Dave Odom. “This region has long been synonymous with remarkable college basketball, and we are proud to be building a Tournament that capitalizes on that existing passion against such a unique backdrop.”

The inaugural 2021 Asheville Championship showcased some thrilling early-season basketball games with Minnesota outlasting Princeton in double overtime with an 87-80 championship win. The Gophers opened the tournament with a close 73-69 victory over Western Kentucky, while Princeton defeated South Carolina, 66-62, to advance to the Championship game.

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