Cougar hoops headed to the Cayman Islands Classic

Cougar hoops headed to the Cayman Islands Classic

Washington State men’s basketball will compete in the 2019 Cayman Islands Classic, Nov. 25-27, 2019 at John Gray Gymnasium at George Town, Grand Cayman, it was announced Tuesday.

“The nonconference tournaments are great opportunities for teams to find out where they stand,” WSU head coach Kyle Smith said. “With this field, we will be tested to say the least. In addition, I love to snorkel…It is always great for our young men to experience different climates and cultures. No one on our team has ever been to the Cayman Islands, which should offer up life-long memories.”

The Cougars will be joined by Colorado State, George Mason, Loyola Chicago, Nebraska, New Mexico State, Old Dominion, and South Florida. WSU played New Mexico State at last year’s Las Vegas Classic and Loyola Chicago two years ago at the Paradise Jam. WSU’s first round opponent will be announced at a later date.

Washington State marks the first Pac-12 school to participate in the Cayman Classic, which is in its third year. Last year Creighton won the tournament, while Cincinnati won the first tournament in 2017.

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