NCAA Basketball Comes to Grand Cayman!
What do the University of Cincinnati Bearcats, University of Iowa Hawkeyes, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns, University of Wyoming Cowboys, University of Buffalo Bulls, University of Richmond Spiders, South Dakota State Jack Rabbits, and the University of Alabama Blazers have in common?
Not only are these teams part of NCAA college basketball, but they’re all headed to Grand Cayman in November to compete in the 2017 Cayman Islands Classic.
The Cayman Islands Classic, operated by Caymax Sports Ltd. in conjunction with Global Sports Management, is a new preseason college basketball tournament that will take place in late November of each year at the newly built John Gray gymnasium of John Gray Senior School in George Town. The Cayman Basketball Classic is expected to mirror other popular NCAA preseason basketball tournaments like Hawaii’s Maui Invitational Tournament or the Bahamas’ Battle 4 Atlantis. The NCAA’s Mountain West Conference will sponsor the tournament and will send a Mountain West team to the tournament every year.
The event will take place from Nov. 20-22, 2017.
The following brackets will kick off the tournament on November 20th:
Louisiana-Lafayette v. Iowa
South Dakota State v. Wyoming
Richmond v. UAB
Buffalo v. Cincinnati.
Semifinals will be held on November 21 and Finals on November 22, 2017.
Stay tuned through the Cayman Islands Classic Facebook page.