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Orangeburg, S.C. – The Claflin University men’s and women’s basketball teams will face Benedict College on ESPN3 as part of the DII Basketball Showcase.  The Panthers and Tigers will face off during Rivalry Week, February 10, at the HRC Arena on the campus of Benedict College in Columbia, S.C.ESPN3 Logo 150x150

Tip-off for the women’s game is set for 1 p.m. followed by the men’s matchup at 3 p.m.  The women’s contest game can be viewed by visiting the men’s game can be viewed at  Users with a WatchESPN affiliated TV or internet provider must authenticate to gain access to live ESPN networks, events and replays, including these games. Users accessing WatchESPN or the ESPN App via an on-campus or U.S. military network receive complimentary access to the content.

This will be the 21st meeting between the two teams since the 2007-08 season. 

On the men side, the February 10 game will be the tie-breaker as both teams have won 10 games apiece.  Claflin has won the last six-of eight meetings including a sweep last season (2016-17) and in 2014-15 season.

For the women, Benedict owns a commanding 16-4 advantage.  The Lady Tigers won both meetings last season.  The Lady Panthers last defeated Benedict in the 2015-16 season.


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