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Spartans To Play at U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam

ST. THOMAS, UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS—For the second consecutive season, the San José State men's basketball program will take a trip to the Atlantic Ocean. The 2023-24 Spartans will participate in the 23rd annual U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam at the University of Virgin Island Sports and Fitness Center this November 17-20.
The Spartans begin the tournament on the 17th against Abilene Christian at 4:15 p.m AT/12:15 p.m. PT. Other games include Norfolk State vs. Fordham at 2 p.m. AT, Hampton vs. Kent State at 6:45 p.m. AT, and Missouri State vs. Florida Gulf Coast at 9 p.m. AT.

The consolation bracket will be played Saturday, Nov. 18 at 4:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., while day one winners advance to the semifinals that will be played Sunday, Nov. 19 at 6:45 p.m. and 9 p.m. AT

The tournament will conclude, Monday, Nov. 20, with the seventh-place game starting at 2 p.m. followed by the fourth-place game at 4:15 p.m. The evening session will be comprised of the third-place game at 6:45 p.m. and the tournament championship at 9 p.m.

"We are excited to play in the Paradise Jam," said Spartan head coach Tim Miles. "It is an outstanding event and a great field of competition."

Fan travel packages will be sold at a later date so you can follow your team to paradise. For more information leading up to the tournament, check out the Paradise Jam on social media, and our website

Men's Field Highlights
2022 Champion – Drake; Drake and Howard were NCAA Tournament teams in 2023.
2023 participant Kent State was the AQ from the Mid-American Conference and played in last year's NCAA Tournament.
San Jose State +11 game improvement last year was one the best in the nation. The Spartans went 8-23 in 2022 before going 21-14 in 2023.

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 About the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism
The Department of Tourism was established on May 8, 1995, as an executive department. The Department of Tourism was formerly a part of the Virgin Islands Economic Development & Agriculture. EDA was then broken down into different departments with the Department of Tourism as one of them. The department is primarily responsible for the economic development of the Territory through the promotion of tourism and related activities. The department is under the supervision of the Commissioner of Tourism and its responsibilities include but are not limited to the formulation, implementation, administration and coordination of programs and policies pertaining to all aspects of tourism. For more about the U.S. Virgin Islands and Tourism, visit