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UW Basketball- Cayman Islands Classic Bracket Released

The Pokes will open the tournament on Nov. 20 with a familiar foe playing South Dakota State

Courtesy University of Wyoming

The 2017-18 Wyoming Cowboys basketball schedule continues to build as the Cayman Islands Classic announced the bracket for this year’s event. The Pokes and seven other teams will compete in the tournament held Nov. 20-22 in the John Gray Gymnasium in George Town, Cayman Islands.

The Pokes will open the tournament on Nov. 20 with a familiar foe playing South Dakota State, who reached the NCAA tournament a season ago. The Pokes defeated the Jackrabbits in the Arena-Auditorium last season. It will mark the first time the teams have played outside of Laramie.

The Cowboys would then face either Louisiana or Iowa in the next round of the tournament on Nov. 21. Other teams in the event include Richmond, UAB, Buffalo and Cincinnati.
Semifinal round games are slated for 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. the following day, Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Losing teams will compete in their second game Nov. 21 with tip offs at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The seventh-place game will open the final day of competition on Wednesday, Nov. 22 starting at 12 p.m., followed by the fifth-place game (2:30 p.m.), third-place game (5 p.m.) and title game (7:30 p.m.) to crown the Cayman Islands Classic champion. All game times are set in central time.

The Cayman Islands Classic is being sponsored by the Mountain West Conference.

Five of the teams competed in post-season play in 2017 with Cincinnati, and South Dakota State advancing to the NCAA Tournament, while Iowa and Richmond participated in the NIT.

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