Georgia to open Cayman Islands Classic vs. Illinois State
The Georgia Bulldogs will open the 2018 Cayman Islands Classic against the Illinois State Redbirds, Caymax Sports LTD announced on Thursday.
Georgia and Illinois State will meet in Game 2 at John Gray Coliseum in Grand Cayman on Monday, Nov. 19 at 2:30pm ET. Should UGA win, they would play the winner of Game 1 between Akron and Clemson.
“Illinois State will be a formidable foe for us in the Cayman Islands Classic,” Georgia head coach Tom Crean said. “Illinois State has a veteran team returning and Coach Dan Muller does a tremendous job of getting his players prepared. Facing Illinois State will be a good early season challenge for us. These types of tournaments test you both physically and mentally, and they help prepare you for the rest of your season. We’re excited about the challenge and the opportunity.”
Semifinal round games are scheduled for 2:30pm and 7:30pm ET on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Losing teams will compete in their second game, also on Tuesday Nov. 20, with tip offs at Noon and 5:00pm.
On Wednesday, Nov. 21, the seventh-place game will begin at Noon, followed by the fifth-place game at 2:30pm, third-place game at 5:00pm, and the championship game at 7:30pm.
Fans can purchase tickets online, starting July 1 at www.caymanislandsclassic.com/ot/tickets.html.
For a printable tournament bracket, click here.