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Men's Basketball: Cayman Islands Classic Bracket Released; Cajuns To Open Against Iowa

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – Game matchups for the inaugural 2017 Cayman Islands Classic were announced Thursday by tournament officials. Eight teams will compete in the tournament held Nov. 20-22 at in the brand new John Gray Gymnasium, just minutes away from world famous Seven Mile Beach.
 
Louisiana, which posted a 21-12 record in 2016-17, will open the tournament on Nov. 20 facing Big 10 opponent Iowa at 11 a.m. CT followed by South Dakota State and Wyoming at 1:30 p.m.
 
Richmond will face UAB in the evening session at 4 p.m. CT with Buffalo and Cincinnati concluding the first day of action at 6:30 p.m.
 
First-round winners will play in the semifinal round at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. CT on Nov. 21 with the consolation games tipping off at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
 
The seventh-place game will open the final day of competition on Wednesday, Nov. 22 starting at 11 a.m. CT, followed by the fifth-place game (1:30 p.m.), third-place game (4 p.m.) and title game (6:30 p.m.) to crown the Cayman Islands Classic champion.
 
The Cayman Islands Classic is being sponsored by the Mountain West Conference. Five of the teams competed in post-season play in 2017 with Cincinnati, and South Dakota State advancing to the NCAA Tournament, while Iowa and Richmond participated in the NIT. 



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