Paradise Jam Tournament

Paradise Jam Tournament

The U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam is a preseason college basketball tournament that takes place in late November of each year, with the men usually playing the week before Thanksgiving and the women playing Thanksgiving week. It takes place in St. Thomas at the Sports and Fitness Center. The tournament began in 2000 as a women's tournament. There has been a men's tournament since 2001. The format was originally a six team tournament with teams divided into two groups of three for a round robin competition with group standings deciding the entrants to the fifth place, third place, and championship games. In 2006 the format was changed to a more traditional eight team tournament where all teams play three games with the final day's games determining placement in all positions, first through eighth. La Salle has the most appearances of any team (3).

New Mexico are the defending men's champions, defeating UConn in the final, 66-60. The 2012 Reef Division Women's Champion is South Carolina, while the 2012 Island Division Women's Champion is Connecticut

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