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Charleston Classic 2011: Georgia Tech Draws St. Joseph In First Round

Brian Gregory's Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be a part of the 2011 Charleston Classic and will be taking on St. Joseph in the first round on Nov 17.

Georgia Tech basketball will be a part of the eight-team Charleston Classic field, taking on St. Joseph in the opening round of the tournament on Nov 17. If Tech is victorious, then they will advance to face the winner of VCU and Seton Hall in the semi finals. The other side of the bracket features match ups between Tulsa and Western Kentucky, and Northwestern and LSU.

Brian Gregory's Yellow Jackets figure to be short on depth but return a talented scorer in Glen Rice Jr. ESPN.com's Andy Katz names Rice as one of the five players to watch in this tournament.

Gregory didn't inherit much, especially in numbers. But Rice is a scorer and he can help his new coach in his attempt to bridge the end of the Paul Hewitt era into his own. Rice should be a featured scorer from the outset and he'll need to be for the Yellow Jackets to have a chance.

Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean begrudgingly picks Northwestern to emerge as the winner of the tournament.

This may be the first time ever Northwestern is favored to win a basketball tournament. An early meeting with Georgia Tech is a possibility, but I think the VCU-Seton Hall winner is a more likely opponent. But of course, since this is the Wildcats, don't hold your breath on them getting past the Bayou Bengals on Thursday afternoon.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.