For the second consecutive year, the Elon University men’s basketball team will participate in a November tournament, as the Phoenix is part of the four-team field at the Asheville Championship

The tournament will begin with two semifinal games on Nov. 11 and will conclude with the championship and third place games on Nov. 13. All games will be played at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville.

Elon will open the tournament with a semifinal game against the East Tennessee State University Buccaneers on Nov. 11 at approximately 8:30 p.m. The game will be streamed on ESPN+ and will begin after the conclusion of the first semifinal game, which will begin at 6 p.m. and feature Harvard University and the University of Louisiana Lafayette. 

The championship game is scheduled for approximately 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 and will take place after the conclusion of the third place game, which will begin at 2 p.m. and air on ESPNU. 

This is the second annual Asheville Classic, as the University of Minnesota defeated Princeton University in last year’s inaugural edition. 

Elon also participated in last November’s Charleston Classic, finishing eighth out of eight participating teams after losses to West Virginia University, the University of Mississippi and Temple University. It was the first time since 2018 that Elon had played in a November tournament.