Creighton Wins 2016 Men’s Paradise Jam

📁 2016 Paradise Jam 🕔22.November 2016
Creighton Wins 2016 Men’s Paradise Jam

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – The No. 12 Creighton Bluejays defeated the Ole Miss Rebels, 86-77, Monday in the championship game of the 2016 men’s Paradise Jam basketball tournament at UVI Sports and Fitness Center. Creighton’s Marcus Foster was named the tournament MVP after averaging 18.7 points per game, including a game-best 25 points in the championship game.

The all-tournament team included Foster’s teammate Cole Huff, Ole Miss’s Deandre Burnett, Washington State’s Josh Hawkinson, Loyola’s Aundre Jackson, and NC State’s Dennis Smith Jr.

Huff averaged 15.0 points per game over the three-game tournament. Burnett broke the Paradise Jam tournament scoring record, dropping 41 points in the Rebels’ opening game against Oral Roberts. Hawkinson averaged a double-double with 18.0 points per game and 11.0 rebounds per game. Jackson and Smith Jr., each led their team in scoring with 17.3 ppg and 22.0 ppg, respectively.

Final Tournament Standings

  1. Creighton (3-0)
  2. Ole Miss (2-1)
  3. NC State (2-1)
  4. Loyola (2-1)
  5. Saint Joseph’s (1-2)
  6. Washington State (1-2)
  7. Montana (1-2)
  8. Oral Roberts (0-3)
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