Cayman Islands Classic

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Cayman Islands Classic
Sport College basketball
Founded 2017
Founder Caymax Sports Ltd
Global Sports Management
No. of teams 8
Country Cayman Islands
Venue(s) John Gray gymnasium
Official website 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 takes place in late November of each year, at John Gray gymnasium in the Cayman Islands. 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.[1] The First Tournament started November 20, 2017 and concluded on November 22, 2017. The Mountain West sponsors the tournament, as a result a Mountain West team will be in the preseason tournament every year.[2]

The Inaugural field featured Buffalo, Cincinnati, Iowa, Louisiana-Lafayette, Richmond, South Dakota State, UAB and Wyoming.[3][4]

2017[edit]

Participants[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
November 20
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Semifinals
November 21
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Championship
November 22
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  Louisiana 80
  Iowa 71
Louisiana 61
  Wyoming 70
  South Dakota State 65
  Wyoming 77
  Wyoming 53
12 Cincinnati 78
  Richmond 63
  UAB 50
  Richmond 48
12 Cincinnati 75
  Buffalo 67
12 Cincinnati 73
Third Place Game
November 22
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  Louisiana 82
  Richmond 76
Consolation Second Round
November 21
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Fifth Place Game
November 22
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  Iowa 72
  South Dakota State 80
  South Dakota State 94
  Buffalo 80
  UAB 91
  Buffalo 96
Seventh Place Game
November 22
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  Iowa 95
  UAB 85

2018[edit]

Participants[edit]

Source:[5][6][7]

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals
November 19
Semifinals
November 20
Championship
November 21
                           
    Akron  
  Clemson  
     
     
  Georgia
    Illinois State  
     
   
    St. Bonaventure  
  Georgia State  
    Third place
     
  Boise State
    Creighton  
Consolation Second Round
November 20
Fifth Place Game
November 21
      
   
   
   
   
   
   
Seventh Place Game
November 21
   
   
   

Source:[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morales, Kevin. "3 teams on board as Cayman Classic still set to tip off in 2017". Cayman27.com. Cayman27.com. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Mountain West announces sponsorship of tourney in Cayman Islands". Colorado Springs Gazette. Colorado Springs Gazette. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Cincinnati, Iowa, UAB, Wyoming headline inaugural Cayman Islands college basketball tournament". Global Sports Management. Global Sports Management. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Harkins, Lukas. "NCAA Basketball: Bracket for Cayman Islands Basketball Classic revealed". bustingbrackets.com. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  5. ^ http://thebonablog.com/2017/11/29/source-bonnies-headed-to-cayman-islands-classic/
  6. ^ https://cayman27.ky/2018/01/cayman-islands-classic-confirms-5-teams-for-2018-edition/
  7. ^ "Tigers to Participate in 2018 Cayman Islands Classic". clemsontigers.com. Clemson University Athletics. April 17, 2018. Retrieved April 18, 2018. 
  8. ^ "BRACKET RELEASED FOR 2ND ANNUAL CAYMAN ISLANDS CLASSIC; TICKETS AVAILABLE JULY 1". caymanislandsclassic.com. CBS Interactive. June 7, 2018. Retrieved June 11, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Cayman Islands Classic 2018" (PDF). grfx.cstv.com. Retrieved June 11, 2018. 

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