Mississippi State, Wake Forest in 2016 Charleston Classic
The eight-team field for 2016 was announced Thursday, a short time before Mississippi and George Mason opened this year's event.
The Bulldogs compete in the Southeastern Conference while the Demon Deacons are part of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The tournament is played at TD Arena, the home building of the College of Charleston. The last time the Cougars took part in the event was 2012.