Game matchups for the 2017 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam were announced Tuesday by tournament directors. Eight women’s Division-I college basketball teams will compete in the 18th annual Paradise Jam held November 23-25 at the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
The women’s tournaments will take place Thursday, November 23 through Saturday, November 25. Along with the Hokies, the tournaments’ fields include Butler, Drexel, George Washington, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The women’s tournaments feature two four-team divisions competing in round-robin play for separate tournament championships.
Virginia Tech, Butler, West Virginia and Drexel will compete in the Paradise Jam Island Division. Vanderbilt, George Washington, Wisconsin and Syracuse will compete in the Paradise Jam Reef Division.
The opening day of the Island Division will feature Butler vs. West Virginia and Drexel vs. Virginia Tech. Second-round matchups include West Virginia vs. Drexel and Virginia Tech vs. Butler on Nov. 24. In the final day of the Island Division on Nov. 25, the Bulldogs will face the Dragons and WVU will face the Hokies.
Game times and viewing options will be announced at a later date.
The 2017 Paradise Jam features four women’s teams, including Syracuse, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, that have each previously competed and won the Paradise Jam.
About Paradise Jam
All games will be played at the Sports and Fitness Center at the University of the Virgin Islands campus. The $11-million Sports and Fitness Center was built in 2001 with a capacity of 3,500, and recently underwent renovations including a new hardwood floor, new scoreboard, and fiber-optic internet connectivity.
Nov. 23, 2017 Butler vs. West Virginia
Drexel vs. Virginia Tech
Vanderbilt vs. George Washington
Wisconsin vs. Syracuse
Nov. 24, 2017 West Virginia vs. Drexel
Virginia Tech vs. Butler
George Wash. vs. Wisconsin
Syracuse vs. Vanderbilt
Nov. 25, 2017 Butler vs. Drexel
West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech
Vanderbilt vs. Wisconsin
George Washington vs. Syracuse
— Staff reports