The Georgetown's men's basketball team is proud to announce their participation in the 2018 Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic.
In its second year, the annual pre-season college basketball tournament will be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica from November 16-18, 2018, in one of the most iconic destinations in the Caribbean. With its picturesque beaches, modern resorts, and exciting nightlife, Montego Bay is one of the Caribbean's most popular tourist destinations – and a great setting for the 2018 Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic.
Head Coach Patrick Ewing
, who was born in Kingston, Jamaica, said, "I am really looking forward to bringing my Georgetown team to my birthplace and we hope to bring some great basketball and excitement to Jamaica."
In addition to Georgetown, seven (7) other universities round out the host and travel teams participating, including Austin Peay State University, Campbell University, Central Connecticut State University, Florida A&M University, Loyola Marymount University, Ohio University, and University of South Florida. Eight (8) tournament games will be held on the four (4) host campus sites and eight (8) games at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Jamaica.
All games played in the Montego Bay Convention Centre will be televised live on CBS Sports Network. Below is an outline of the schedule for each day's game play:
Friday, November 16
11:30 am - Austin Peay vs. Central Connecticut State
2:00 pm - FAMU vs. Campbell
4:30 pm - Ohio vs. South Florida
7:00 pm - Georgetown vs. Loyola Marymount
Sunday, November 18
12:00 pm - Georgetown vs. South Florida
2:00 pm - Austin Peay vs. Campbell
6:30 pm - Ohio vs. Loyola Marymount
9:00 pm - FAMU vs. Central Connecticut State
Montego Bay is the capital of the parish of St. James and is also Jamaica's only other officially incorporated city, referred to as The Second City or more widely known as MoBay in local lingo and sometimes Bay by the locals. From reggae to dancehall, few countries are so defined by their music as Jamaica. For its size, the country produces more music than any other place on earth and its beats and bass. Additionally, Jamaica is home to some of the finest golf courses and resorts in the Caribbean. The Caribbean has been a favorite golf destination for years: balmy nights, emerald ocean waters, lilting sounds of distant steel drums and ever-pervasive tropical atmosphere is not only relaxing but inspiring too. Montego Bay also boasts Doctor's Cave beach, one of the most famous beaches in Jamaica for its clean and beautiful waters. It is open to the public as well as to members of the Doctor's Cave Bathing Club where the whole family can have fun by renting a snorkel and scuba gear to explore the expansive world beneath the surface.
For fans looking to attend this annual tournament and cheer on the Georgetown Hoyas, ticket and travel package information can be found at http://WeAreGeorgetown.com/jamaicaclassic
. For more information about the Jamaica Classic, please visit http://www.jamaicaclassic.com
Georgetown University has a distinctive identity in intercollegiate athletics. Inspired by the University's Jesuit identity and educational missions, the athletics department seeks to develop the talents, character and leadership qualities of all student-athletes and members of the community. The department aspires for its coaches and student-athletes to exemplify the excellence and integrity of the Georgetown community. Georgetown boasts 24 NCAA national titles as well as one Elite 90 winner showing the University's presence among the nation's best.
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