(Editor’s note: Oregon State University media release)
CORVALLIS, Ore. – It will be Oregon State vs. Old Dominion in the opening round of the 2018 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.
The Beavers will face the Monarchs at 2 p.m. AST (11 a.m. MST) on Friday, Nov. 16 at the University of the Virgin Islands’ Sports and Fitness Center in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Oregon State will take on Missouri or Kennesaw State in its second game. Northern Iowa, Penn, Eastern Kentucky and Kansas State are on the other side of the bracket.
Teams that win their first game will have a one-day respite, before playing in the semifinals on Sunday, Nov. 18. Teams that lose their first game will compete the following day on Saturday, Nov. 17.
All eight teams will return to the UVI Sports and Fitness Center on Monday, Nov. 19 for the championship round. The seventh-place game will open the final day of competition at 2 p.m. AST (11 a.m. MST) with the championship game scheduled for 8:30 p.m. AST (5:30 p.m. MST).
All games for the 2018 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam will stream online at FloHoops.com.
“We’re thrilled to be part of the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands,” Oregon State head coach Wayne Tinkle said. “It’s a very competitive field and our young team will be glad to be tested so early in the season.”
This will be the first-ever meeting between Oregon State and Old Dominion. The Monarchs went 25-7 last season, including a 15-3 mark in Conference USA action.
Tournament directors are in the process of evaluating the feasibility of offering official fan travel packages for the 2018 Paradise Jam. More information will be made available in the future. For more information about the 2018 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam and a printable bracket, visit www.paradisejam.com.
Complete Paradise Jam Schedule (all times MST)
Nov. 16, 2018
Oregon State vs. Old Dominion at 11 a.m.
Kennesaw State vs. Missouri at 1 p.m.
Northern Iowa vs. Penn at 3:30 p.m.
Eastern Kentucky vs. Kansas State at 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 17, 2018
Loser #1 vs. Loser #2 at 1 p.m.
Loser #3 vs. Loser #4 at 3 p.m.
Nov. 18, 2018
Winner #1 vs. Winner #2 at 3:30 p.m.
Winner #3 vs. Winner #4 at 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 19, 2018
7th Place Game at 11 a.m.
4th Place Game at 1 p.m.
3rd Place Game at 3:30 p.m.
Championship Game at 5:30 p.m.