SEATTLE – Game matchups for the 2017 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam were announced Tuesday by tournament directors. Eight men’s
SHORELINE, Wash. –Creighton and Ole Miss, participants in the 2016 Paradise Jam, earned spots in postseason tournaments, Sunday. Creighton, the reigning Paradise Jam champion, earned a berth to the NCAA Tournament. Ole Miss will compete in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).
Creighton qualified as the No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Bluejays’ first game will be March 17, against Rhode Island. The Creighton men went 3-0 during Paradise Jam en route to the tournament title. The Bluejays defeated Ole Miss in the Championship game and CU’s Marcus Foster was named the tournament’s MVP.
Ole Miss was invited to the NIT as a No. 5 seed. The Rebels’ first game will be March 14, against Monmouth. Ole Miss went 2-1 at the Paradise Jam falling to Creighton in the tournament championship. Ole Miss’ Deandre Burnett was named to the all-tournament team after setting a tournament scoring record with 41 points in the Rebels’ opening game against Oral Roberts.
In addition to the 2016 Paradise Jam participants, three teams set to participate in the 2017 Paradise Jam will also compete in this year’s postseason tournaments. Wake Forest, earned a spot in the No. 11 First Four play-in game of the NCAA Tournament, to be played Tuesday, March 14. Colorado, a No. 5 seed, will play Central Florida, March 15, in the NIT. Liberty will play Norfolk State, March 13, in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT).
The 2017 Paradise Jam bracket will be revealed in April following the conclusion of the 2016-17 season. Travel packages will also be available for fans interested in traveling to the tournament. For more information visit paradisejam.com.