The 2018 Cayman Islands Classic basketball tournament will be streamed on Facebook in collaboration with multi-platform sports network Stadium.
All 12 games, featuring 2018 NCAA Tournament teams Clemson, Creighton, Georgia State and St. Bonaventure, can be followed online at www.facebook.com/StadiumCollegeBasketball.
“We’re incredibly excited to partner with Stadium and expand our global reach on Facebook’s streaming platform,” Caymax Sports, Ltd. Chief Strategy Officer Jill Turk said, “Our tournament’s key objective was to increase our exposure to a massive global audience and provide the opportunity for sports fans to watch our premier event, while showcasing our tournament sponsors and the beautiful Cayman Islands.”
The full field includes Boise State University, Clemson University, Creighton University, Georgia State University, Illinois State University, St. Bonaventure University, University of Akron and the University of Georgia.
The tournament will take place on Monday, Nov. 19 and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. All games will take place from the New John Gray Gymnasium in George Town.
“The trip to the Cayman Islands will be a tremendous challenge for our team,” said Georgia Head Coach Tom Crean. “This field will definitely push us to understand what it takes to succeed. We are looking forward to it.”
“This was huge for us to be able to get the Cayman Islands Classic,” said Stadium Basketball Insider Jeff Goodman. “I would be surprised if at least four or five teams don’t wind up playing in the NCAA tournament. You have a great mix of high-major programs and proven mid-majors who will have a chance to win their leagues.
“Great field and the Cayman Islands. Doesn’t get much better than that.”
More information on schedules and matchups will be announced in the coming weeks.