Murray State went for the sure thing and decided to play in the Charleston (S.C.) Classic over being in a Kansas State NIT Season Tip-Off pod that wouldn’t guarantee a trip to New York for the semifinals. The Racers complete the eight-team field in the Charleston tourney, scheduled for Nov. 15-18, with Baylor, Boston College, Charleston, Colorado, Dayton, St. John’s and Auburn. Baylor is the favorite in this tournament but Murray State should be seeded second or at the least third in this field.
Auburn replaces Southern Illinois, who was previously listed in the field back in November.
As opposed to most of Dayton’s previous in-season tournaments, the Charleston Classic should provide a decent test, with an opportunity to play against some likely NCAA Tournament teams.