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UVa. to play in Paradise Jam

The Virginia men’s basketball team will participate with seven other teams in the 2011 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam in November. The tournament is scheduled for Nov. 18-21 and will be played at the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas, USVI. Four games are scheduled for Nov. 18, two each on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20 and four on Nov. 21.

The Cavaliers are scheduled to play Texas Christian University on Nov. 18. The other games in the tournament that day include Norfolk State vs. Drexel, Drake vs. Mississippi and Winthrop vs. Marquette.

Depending on the outcome of the games on Nov. 18, Virginia will play either Norfolk State or Drexel. If the Cavaliers win they will play again on Nov. 20 and if they lose they will play on Nov. 19. The final four games in the tournament will be played on Nov. 21.

Games will be played at the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.

For the first time this year, the Paradise Jam will begin with two opening round games on the mainland. Marquette will host Norfolk State on Nov. 14 and Virginia hosts Winthrop on Nov. 15.

This will be Virginia’s first appearance in the Paradise Jam.