Everything You Need to Know About the CAA Men’s Basketball Championship

Everything You Need to Know About the CAA Men’s Basketball Championship

March Madness has taken hold in Charleston as the College of Charleston and Colonial Athletic Association host the 2018 CAA Men’s Basketball Championship at the North Charleston Coliseum.

Following an 11-game winning streak that culminated with the College of Charleston Men’s Basketball Team clinching a share of the CAA regular-season title last week, the Cougars head into the tournament this weekend as the No. 1 seed.

As Head Coach Earl Grant prepares his team to take on their first tournament opponent at noon on Sunday, March 4, 2018, here’s what you need to know to cheer on the Cougars!

Schedule:

Saturday, March 3 – First Round
G1 – #8 Drexel vs. #9 James Madison – 4 p.m.
G2 – #7 Delaware vs. #10 Elon – 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 4 – Quarterfinals
G3 – #1 College of Charleston vs. Drexel/JMU winner – Noon
G4 – #4 William & Mary vs. #5 Towson – 2:30 p.m.
G5 – #2 Northeastern vs. Delaware/Elon winner – 6 p.m.
G6 – #3 Hofstra vs. #6 UNCW – 8:30 p.m.

Monday, March 5 – Semifinals
G7 – Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 – 6 p.m.
G8 – Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 6 – Championship
G9 – Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8 – 7 p.m.

The men’s basketball team takes the court during last week’s game against Elon.

Social media: Fans can join the social media conversation by using the official CAA Basketball hashtag, #CAAHoops, on both Instagram and Twitter.

Where to watch:

CAA.TV will be the online home for live coverage of the CAA Basketball Championship including the first round and quarterfinals. The conference’s home for all-things digital can also be accessed by mobile devices, and OTT platforms Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. The semifinals and championship game will be televised live on CBS Sports Network.

Tickets:

General Admission tickets start at $10 and can be purchased at the North Charleston Coliseum, or by calling TicketMaster at 800-745-3000 or through the Ticket Master website.

Student tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door. Students who attended the last three regular-season men’s basketball games will have an opportunity to claim a free ticket for Sunday’s game from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Students who attended the last two regular-season games will have an opportunity to claim a free ticket from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. After that time, remaining free tickets for Sunday’s game will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis to any College of Charleston student. All students must present ID in order to redeem a free ticket. The first 82 students to claim free tickets will be seated downstairs behind the Cougars’ basket.

The crowd cheers on the Cougars at last week’s game against Elon.

Safety first:

The North Charleston Coliseum has a clear bag policy. All patrons attending CAA tournament games will only be allowed to bring in clear bags to carry items such as cell phones or wallets. Clear bags can be purchased in the College of Charleston Bookstore on Calhoun Street.

Parking:

Parking at the North Charleston Coliseum is $10 cash only.

College of Charleston Athletics has organized free transportation for CofC students from campus to the coliseum. The transportation schedule is as follows:

Sunday, March 4 Quarterfinal game
Pickup Location: Stern Center, 71 George St.
Bus arrives: 10:40 a.m.
Student Pickup time: 11 a.m.
Leave and Return to 71 George St. 30-45 minutes after game from the South Entrance of the Coliseum

Monday, March 5 Semifinal game (*If the Cougars advance)
Pickup Location: Stern Center, 71 George Street
Bus arrives: 4:15 p.m.
Student Pickup time: approx. 4:30 p.m.
Leave and Return to 71 George St. 30-45 minutes after game from the South Entrance of the Coliseum

Tuesday, March 6 Championship game (*If the Cougars advance)
Pickup Location: Stern Center, 71 George St.
Bus arrives: 5 p.m.
Student Pickup time: approx. 5:30 p.m.
Leave and Return to 71 George St. 30-45 minutes after game from the South Entrance of the Coliseum


Featured image: Jarrell Brantley takes a shot during the 2017 Men’s Basketball Championship game against UNCW.