DePaul Learns Bracket for 2015 Paradise Jam

CHICAGO – Following the announcement of the Gavitt Tipoff Games pairings earlier Wednesday, the bracket for the 2015 Paradise Jam was announced by Basketball Travelers Inc. The Blue Demons face South Carolina in the first game on Friday, Nov. 20 at the University of the Virgin Islands at St. Thomas, USVI.

The Blue Demons and Gamecocks meet at 10 p.m. local time (8 p.m. CT) in the Virgin Islands in the fourth of four games on the first day of the event. DePaul holds a 4-3 advantage in the series with a 58-46 victory in the last meeting on Nov. 27, 1999 at the San Juan Shootout.

DePaul faces either Florida State or Hofstra in the second game on Saturday or Sunday and the other half of the eight-team bracket features Ohio against Tulsa and Indiana State against Norfolk State. The final day of the tournament is Monday, Nov. 23.

The Blue Demons return to the Paradise Jam after finishing third in the 2010 event. DePaul defeated Northern Iowa, 60-52, in the first game before dropping a 57-53 decision to Tennessee. DePaul came back on the final day and knocked off St. Joseph's, 58-51, to finish third in the tournament.

TV and radio information for the tournament will be announced as it is finalized.

2015 Paradise Jam (all times local/central)

Friday, Nov. 20

G1: Ohio vs. Tulsa – 2:30 p.m./12:30 p.m.

G2: Indiana State vs. Norfolk State – 5 p.m./3 p.m.

G3: Hofstra vs. Florida State – 7:30 p.m./5:30 p.m.

G4: DePaul vs. South Carolina – 10 p.m./8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 21

G5: Loser G1 vs. Loser G2 – 3:30 p.m./1:30 p.m.

G6: Loser G3 vs. Loser G4 – 6 p.m./4 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 22

G7: Winner G1 vs. Winner G2 – 7:30 p.m./5:30 p.m.

G8: Winner G3 vs. Winner G4 – 10 p.m./8 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 23

G9 (7th and 8th Place): Loser G5 vs. Loser G6 – 2:30 p.m./12:30 p.m.

G10 (4th and 6th Place): Winner G5 vs. Winner G6 – 5 p.m./3 p.m.

G11: (3rd and 5th Place): Loser G7 vs. Loser G8 – 7:30 p.m./5:30 p.m.

G12 (Champion and 2nd Place): Winner G7 vs. Winner G8 – 10 p.m./8 p.m.

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