Tulane Men’s Basketball set to compete in Baha Mar Hoops Nassau Championship

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Ron Hunter
(Photo: Parker Waters)

NEW ORLEANS – The Tulane University men’s basketball team is set to compete in the Baha Mar Hoops Nassau Championship as part of the newly announced “Baha Mar Hoops” event. Baha Mar, the leading resort destination in The Bahamas, revealed today 19 NCAA men’s and women’s teams who will participate in the event, making it the largest early season event in all of college basketball.

The Baha Mar Hoops event will also include the Pink Flamingo Championship and the Bahamas Championship.

“We could not be more excited to take part in the Baha Mar Hoops Championship in Nassau,” head coach Ron Hunter said. “Each of these institutions will provide a great challenge to our team in a setting that I know will be an enjoyable experience for our group.”

Toledo, Charlotte, Drexel, Abilene Christian, Jacksonville State, Coastal Carolina and Valparaiso will comprise the field of the Nassau Championship. All games will be played at the Baha Mar Convention Center and can be viewed on FloHoops.

The Green Wave will play its first game of the event on Nov. 22 at 1:30 p.m. against the Dragons of Drexel. This will mark the first time in program history Tulane has faced Drexel. The winner of Tulane and Drexel’s matchup will face the winner of Toledo and Charlotte, who will tipoff the tournament at 11 a.m. on Nov. 22.

Consolation games will be played Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 11 a.m./1:30 p.m. followed by the semifinals at 4:30 p.m./7 p.m. Wednesday’s championship game will be at 7 p.m.

The Olive and Blue have posted a 13-4 nonconference record in head coach Ron Hunter’s two seasons.

Ticket & Hotel Information
Tournament passes are now on-sale and fans also can book rooms at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar at the tournament rate, starting at $245 nightly, by visiting www.bahamarhoops.com. Fans can follow, like and interact on social media at @BahaMarHoops and using hashtag #BahaMarHoops.

About Baha Mar
Baha Mar is a master planned integrated resort development situated on 1,000 acres overlooking the world’s famous Cable Beach. The white sand beach destination includes three global brand operators – Grand Hyatt, SLS, and Rosewood – over 2,300 rooms and more than 40 restaurants and lounges, the largest casino in the Caribbean, a state-of-the-art convention center, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Royal Blue Golf Course, the Caribbean’s first and only flagship ESPA spa, and over 30 luxury retail outlets. Baha Mar is a breathtaking location with dynamic programming, activities, and guest offerings in one of the most beautiful places in the world – The Bahamas. For more information and reservations, visit www.bahamar.com.

About bdG Sports
bdG Sports is a representation, event management, and public relations firm operating on an international platform within the sports marketing industry. bdG manages multiple college basketball and college hockey events across North America and the Caribbean, highlighted by tournaments in Southwest Florida, Las Vegas and The Bahamas as well as two Korn Ferry Tour events and a series of premium golf pro-am events. For more information, visit www.bdglobalsports.com or follow on @bdGlobalSports on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

For additional coverage of the program, follow Tulane men’s basketball (@GreenWaveMBB) on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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