The Charleston Classic will have a title sponsor for this fall's fourth annual college basketball tournament.
DirecTV agreed to become the title sponsor and Foster Grant will be the presenting sponsor for the Classic, which will be played Nov. 17-20 at the College of Charleston's TD Arena.
The first three years of the ESPN Regional Television tournament have been played without a title sponsor.
This year's eight-team tournament will feature Georgia Tech, LSU, Northwestern, Saint Joseph's, Seton Hall, Tulsa, Virginia Commonwealth and Western Kentucky. Last year, Georgetown beat N.C. State, 82-67, in the championship game. Total attendance in 2010 was 17,318, nearly double that of 2009 (9,086) and almost 5,000 more than the inaugural event in 2008 (12,620).
Tickets for this year's tournament are on sale (charlestonclassic.com or 843-953-2632) with all-session tickets (12 games over three days) $90 and individual session tickets $20. Other packages also are available.