NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt’s women’s basketball team is headed to the island of Bimini, Bahamas November 28-30 to participate in the 2019 Women’s Junkanoo Jam at Resorts World Bimini.
Game matchups and start times were released Wednesday, tournament officials announced. The announcement includes matchups and official tipoff times for all eight games of the women’s tournaments at the 17th annual Junkanoo Jam at Gateway Christian Academy on the island of Bimini, Bahamas. All games for the upcoming tournament will stream online at FloHoops.com.
The women’s tournament features two four-team divisions, the Junkanoo Division and the Bimini Division, competing in two game brackets for separate tournament championships. The Junkanoo Division features Georgia Tech, Rutgers, Seton Hall, and Vanderbilt and begins play on November 28.
Vanderbilt will face Rutgers at 2 p.m. CT in the opening game of the 2019 tournament. Seton Hall will play Georgia Tech in Game 2 at 4:15 p.m. Losing teams will compete in their second game the following day November 29 with tipoff scheduled at 6:45 p.m. The winning teams will have a day off before they matchup for the divisional championship on November 30 at 2 p.m.
“We are very excited to once again bring a high level of competition to Bimini,” women’s tournament director Becky Adams said. “The teams will certainly enjoy great competition and experiencing all that the beautiful island has to offer.”
The Junkanoo Jam is entering its 17th year in the Bahamas as a top NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament. Originally held in Freeport on Grand Bahama Island, the tournament was moved to the island of Bimini in 2016. Five of the eight teams (Georgia Tech, Kansas State, Michigan State, Rutgers, and Seton Hall) in the 2019 field have attended the Junkanoo Jam previously. Only Georgia Tech has attended the tournament since it moved to the island of Bimini.
All games will stream live via www.FloHoops.com. To access the live event coverage and replays of the Junkanoo Jam, users must sign up to become FloPRO subscribers on FloHoops.com.
Fans interested in traveling to Bimini to support their team at the 2019 Junkanoo Jam can signed up for fan travel packages. Fan packages will be available in June at www.basketballtravelers.com/fans.
Teams and fans will stay at the Hilton at Resorts World Bimini, the official partner of the Junkanoo Jam. Built in 2016, the resort has 305 rooms, including 18 suites, eight restaurants and bars, three pools, a casino, snorkeling, big game fishing, and is located less than a 10 minute walk from the Gateway Christian Academy gymnasium where games will be played.
Located just 50 miles off Florida’s coast, Bimini is the closest Bahamian island to the United States, boasting miles of pristine beaches. Known as Ernest Hemingway’s favorite escape, Bimini is historically significant. Visitors from around the world enjoy its historical complexity and renowned past.
Nov. 28, 2019
Vanderbilt vs. Rutgers 3 p.m.
Seton Hall vs. Georgia Tech 5:15 p.m.
Nov. 29, 2019
Memphis vs. Kansas State 3 p.m.
LSU vs. Michigan State 5:15 p.m.
Junkanoo 3rd Place Game 7:45 p.m.
Nov. 30, 2019
Junkanoo Championship Game 2 p.m.
Bimini 3rd Place Game 4:30 p.m.
Bimini Championship Game 6:45 p.m.