Sept. 10, 2001
Edmonds, WA – Game times and pairings for the 2001 U.V.I. Paradise Men’s Basketball Tournament in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands were announced Monday by Basketball Travelers, Inc., the tournament’s organizers.
Clemson, which will participate in the tournament Nov. 17-20 to open the 2001-02 season, will play Morris Brown in the opening round of the tournament on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8:00 PM. In the second round, the Tigers will face La Salle on Monday, Nov. 19 at 5:30 PM.
Clemson, La Salle and Morris Brown are paired together in the “St. John” Bracket, which opposes the “St. Thomas” bracket, which will consist of UAB, Eastern Michigan and Miami (FL). Each team will play the other two teams in its bracket, with the bracket winners playing for the championship on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Each team is guaranteed of playing three games in the tournament. There will be two consolation games also played on Nov. 20.
All the games will be played at the University of the Virgin Islands Sport and Fitness Center (SFC). The brand new, state-of-the-art, air-conditioned facility seats 2,500. The SFC is the largest indoor venue of its kind in the Eastern Caribbean and has two levels, measuring more than 64,000 square feet. The venue is equipped with an official size portable wooden floor, a training room, weight room, locker rooms and a concession area.
Paradise Jam Schedule
Saturday, Nov. 17 UAB vs. Eastern Michigan 5:30 PM Clemson vs. Morris Brown 8:00 PM
Sunday, Nov. 18 La Salle vs. Morris Brown 5:30 PM Miami (FL) vs. Eastern Michigan 8:00 PM
Monday, Nov. 19 Clemson vs. La Salle 5:30 PM Miami (FL) vs. UAB 8:00 PM
Tuesday, Nov. 20 Consolation game TBA Consolation game TBA Championship game TBA
All times Eastern Standard Time
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