When: Starts Friday November 21st
Where: US Virgin Islands
TV: CBS Sports Network (All Tournament Games)
Schedule: All Times Eastern
Game 1: Clemson vs Gardner-Webb (2:30pm)
Game 2: Seton Hall vs Nevada (5:00pm)
Game 3: LSU vs Old Dominion (7:30pm)
Game 4 : Illinois State vs Weber State (10:00pm)
Game 5: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser (Nov. 22nd at 3:30pm)
Game 6: Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Loser (Nov, 22 at 6:00pm)
Game 7: Game 1 Winner vs Game 2 Winner (Nov 23rd at 7 pm)
Game 8: Game 3 Winner vs Game 4 Winner (Nov 23rd at 10:00pm)
Game 9: Game 5 Loser vs Game 6 Loser (Nov. 24th at 2:30pm)
Game 10: Game 5 Winner vs Game 6 Winner (Nov. 24th at 5pm)
Game 11: Game 7 Loser vs Game 8 Loser (Nov. 24th 7:30pm)
Game 12 (Championship Game): Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner (Nov 24th at 10pm)
The Paradise Jam Tournament Field
Clemson (1-1)- The Tigers are coming into this tournament looking to rebound after a tough loss to Winthrop on Monday. The Tigers senior point guard Rod Hall is the team's leader and despite turning the ball over four times in Monday's loss, he is one of the more consistent point guards out there and 6'8 junior center Landry Nnoko is an emerging as one of the top centers in the ACC and freshman Donte Graham has emerged as a major playmaker for the Tigers as Head Coach Brad Brownell is giving him more opportunities on offense. The Tigers are going to need his shooting skills if they are to avoid an upset in the Paradise Jam's first round as they face Gardner-Webb in the tournament's opening game.
Gardner Webb (1-1)- The Bulldogs, from the Big South Conference, are looking to try to knock off a team from a Power Five conference in this tournament. They did play LSU to begin the season but fell to the Tigers 93-82. LSU is also in this tournament as well and could possible face Gardner-Webb in a rematch. The Bulldogs look to junior Jerome Hill for their offense as he is averaging 21 points and eight rebounds so far in this season.
Seton Hall (1-0)- The Pirates look like one of the more talented teams in the field. Top freshmen Angel Delgado and Isaiah Whitehead look to blend in with the returning starters to give Seton Hall a chance to go deep in this tournament and may even win this tournament to give its chances of a NCAA tourney birth a big boost. Their first game is against the Nevada Wolf Pack.
LSU (2-0)-Like Seton Hall, the Bayou Bengals look to be one of the favorites to win this tournament. They're 2-0 after coming from behind to beat Texas Tech in Baton Rouge on Tuesday. Forward Jordan Mickey leads the team in points averaging 19 so far this season and combined with Forward Jarell Martin and his 19 points he averages, LSU have a pair of dynamic forwards who can give the opposition fits. The Tigers opening game is against Old Dominion.
Old Dominion (2-0)- This is the Monarchs third trip to the Paradise Jam (The Monarchs won the tournament in 2010) and are heading back to the Virgin Islands, coming off a big win over Richmond on Tuesday and are looking to build on that win in the Paradise Jam tournament. The Monarchs look to junior guard Trey Freeman to led their balanced attack, Freeman scored 13 points in the win over Richmond and that balanced attack is helped by the contributions of senior Richard Ross, and sophomores Jordan Baker and Denzell Taylor. Old Dominion looks to keep the momentum up against LSU in the first round.
Illinois State (0-1) The Redbirds fell to Utah State in their regular season debut 60-55 and is a team this is in a bit of a transitional period. The key players for this team is senior Daishon Knight. Knight, who scored 17 points in the loss to the Utah State, is an intelligent player who can shoot the ball well. DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell, a freshman guard who scored a double double the other night, has the potential to develop into a star in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Redbirds first game is against Weber State.
Weber State (1-1) The Wildcats are heading to the Paradise Jam tournament looking to solve their chemistry and leadership issues that cost them to blow a 18 point lead in the loss to Utah State in the opener but the Wildcats were able to bounce back in a win over Presentation College on Monday. The Wildcats look to junior forward Joel Bolomboy (16ppg), a dynamic athletic who can rebound well and looks to dunk on the opposition, to provide the spark for the team. Also to help Bolomboy, are a pair of athletic guards Jeremy Senglin (15 ppg) and Richaud Gittens (nine points per game) who can get to the rim and score as well.
Special Thanks to Brett Hein, Christopher McManus, Benjamin Miraski and Ryan Kantor for their contributions to the Paradise Jam Tournament preview for Nevada.
2014 Paradise Jam Preview: A look at the rest of the field for Nevada
The Wolf Pack are playing in the Paradise Jam Tournament in the US Virgin Islands and here is a look at the teams that are playing in the tournament.
When: Starts Friday November 21st