Latest Jamaica News, Montego Bay (McKoy’s News): US College Basketball Returns – Bay will once again host the third staging of The Jersey Mike Jamaica Classic. One of the top US College Basketball pre-conference season events, the weekend tournament will take place on Friday, November 22 to Sunday, November 24 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, Rose Hall, St. James.
This year’s tournament which will be headlined by South Eastern Conference powerhouse Louisiana State, has also attracted the likes of Mountain West Conference leader Utah State, Conference USA title contender North Texas and Rhode Island.
Other eight-teams to be contesting the event are Nicholls State, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Mid-American Conference stalwart Eastern Michigan and North Carolina A&T.
Director of Tourism Donovan White, is grateful that the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is again sponsoring the Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic.
“Sports tourism is one of the areas of focus for us as a destination and we are pleased with the growth of the tournament over the past three years. We look forward to hosting you in our tourism capital, and the Montego Bay Convention Centre will be transformed into a spectacular basketball arena of cheering fans who have travelled to the island to support their team,” said Donovan White, Director of Tourism.
For the third straight year, The Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic will be broadcasted live on CBS Sports Network, with all eight Championship round games of the of the event televised live from Montego Bay. Action begins on Friday, November 22 at 11:30am US Eastern Time, 10:30am Jamaican Time.