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UVI Bucs Men’s Basketball Season Opens Oct. 26

The University of the Virgin Islands Bucs Men’s Basketball season for 2017-2018 will begin on Oct. 26. The UVI Classic, the first tournament to open the UVI basketball season had to change locations to Florida because of the unavailability of the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus. The first game will be on Oct. 26, against Kaiser University in West Palm Beach, Fla.

The season got off to a late start because of the two category five hurricanes, Irma and Maria, which tore through the territory in September.

 In spite of the setbacks, the Athletic Department is making efforts to move forward with the basketball program. With the Sports and Fitness Center on loan to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as their home base here in the territory, the Athletics Department regrouped and rethought their season.

 “Through these tough times and circumstances the Buccaneer nation, including students, faculty and staff, have found a way to endure to the end,” said UVI Head Basketball Coach Jeff Jones.

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – - and from this direct link.