Amidst the controversy surrounding how the Washington State men's basketball program has handled Valentine Izundu's transfer, the 2016 Paradise Jam tournament bracket was announced on Friday.
The Cougars will complete a field of eight teams to compete in the tournament starting on November 18 at the University of the Virgin Islands at St. Thomas. Similar to most preseason tournaments, the bracket is not elimination-style and every team will play three games.
Washington State will face the Creighton Bluejays at 5:30 PST on the CBS Sports Network and the winner will advance to play the winner of Montana/North Carolina State, while the loser will play the loser of the Grizzlies-Wolf Pack game. This will be the Cougars' third ever meeting with the Bluejays; the teams are 1-1 against each other as the WSU topped Creighton 48-39 in 1940 and Creighton defeated WSU 41-36 in 1942.
Also competing in the field are Loyola (Chicago), Oral Roberts, Ole Miss, and Saint Joseph's.
Travel packages and ticket information is available here.
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