LSU and Tulane to play in Cayman Islands Classic in November

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GEORGE TOWN, GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS  —  Tournament officials have announced the field for the 2022 Cayman Islands Classic men’s college basketball tournament. The fourth edition of the event will tip-off Nov. 21-23 at The John Gray Gymnasium, just minutes away from world famous Seven Mile Beach.

Akron, Illinois State, Kansas State, LSU, Nevada, Rhode Island, Tulane and Western Kentucky will compete in the tournament announced by Caymax Sports Ltd.

“The Cayman Islands is very proud to be the host destination for this very important tournament and we look forward to welcoming the visiting teams and all of the college basketball fans to our shores once again,” said the Honorable Kenneth Bryan, Minister of Tourism for the Cayman Islands. “Tournaments such as this are an integral part of our Islands’ sports tourism objectives and have a proven economic impact on countries that host them.  I know that the fans will enjoy the basketball action on the court as well as the wonderful hospitality of our people and the beauty of our Islands.”

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Sports & Entertainment Travel, LLC (SET), is proud to partner once again with the Cayman Islands Classic as the official fan travel provider for this established pre-season basketball tournament.  SET looks forward to providing deluxe all-inclusive travel packages for the participating teams this upcoming November.  Travel packages can be found at or by phone at 1-877-669-8903.

LSU is seeking its third straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Western Kentucky advanced to the quarterfinal round of the 2021 NIT.

“We are very excited to return to the Cayman Islands after COVID-19 forced our event cancellation for two years,” stated Joe Wright, chief executive officer for Caymax Sports Ltd.. ” Our three-day tourney features a very competitive lineup and we look forward to the competition.  We are thrilled to welcome the teams and fans to paradise.”

Kansas State, Nevada and Western Kentucky were originally scheduled to play in the 2020 Cayman Islands Classic which was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic which caused travel restrictions to the island.

Akron and Illinois State will be making their second appearance in the tournament, having played in the 2018 Cayman Islands Classic.

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