The UVI men's basketball squad hopes to boost its Paradise Jam win record to 3-0 in a game Saturday, Nov. 19, against league rival Metropolitan University (UMET). The game, slated for 9:30 p.m. in the Sports and Fitness Center, will follow the evening's regular Paradise Jam matchup.
In their first Paradise Jam appearance, in 2009, the Buccaneers edged UMET with a last-second shot. The Bucs also won last year's matchup against Pontificia Universidad Catholica. The game Saturday against UMET will be the first official game of the Bucs' Liga Athletica Interuniversitaria (LIA) season. The contest will give local fans a good look at the Buccaneer's 12-man squad, which includes eight members who played high school ball in the territory. Click here to view the UVI Bucs Team Roster.
The UVI Dance Team and Cheerleaders will perform during halftime.
Head Coach Sean Georges encouraged all UVI fans to "come out and support us. Go Bucs!"
The on-island portion of the Paradise Jam basketball tournament starts today, Nov. 18. Visit the Paradise Jam website - www.paradisejam.com - for tourney schedules and other details.
Paradise Jam Tickets
Tickets are available at the UVI Bookstore.
Paradise Jam ticket prices, at the door, are:
$15 for VI Adult Residents with local ID
$10 for VI Senior Citizens 65 or older
$5 for VI children and students - ages 5 to 18 - including UVI students with ID
$35 for non-VI residents
UVI Announces St. Thomas Campus Parking Restrictions for Paradise Jam
UVI has announced parking restrictions that will be in effect on the St. Thomas campus during the Paradise Jam Basketball Tournament. Paradise Jam will be played at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center from Nov. 18 to 21 (men's games) and Nov. 24 to 26 (women's games).
Parking will be available in the main Sports and Fitness Center parking lot, with additional parking available at the Classroom Administration Building, the Administration and Conference Center, and the Reichhold Center for the Arts parking lots. Parking is prohibited on the sidewalks along the Julian Jackson Drive (between the UVI Golf Course and ball fields). Vehicles parked illegally or those blocking intersections may be ticketed and/or towed. For more information on parking call (340) 693-1104.