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Rice Men's Hoops to Participate in 2019 Islands of the Bahamas Showcase
POSTED: April 25, 2019 -- 10:56 a.m. CT
The Rice Owls men's basketball team will be one of 8 teams that will compete in the 2019 Islands of the Bahamas Showcase, the tournament announced Thursday morning. The event will take place on November 22-24 at the Kendal Isaacs National Gymnasium in Nassau, Bahamas.
In addition to the Owls, other participants in the third annual edition of the event include East Carolina, Evansville, George Washington, Atlantic Sun Champion Liberty, Milwaukee, UMKC and Morgan State.
"We are excited to be part of such a quality field of teams in the 2019 Island of the Bahamas Showcase," said Rice head coach Scott Pera. "We look forward to a challenging three game tournament in one of the world's most beautiful settings. We hope to experience the wonderful culture of the Bahamas while playing against top level competition on the court."
Rice will open the tournament against Milwaukee on November 22, at 1 p.m. CT. The Owls will then face either Liberty or Morgan State on November 23. East Carolina, Evansville, George Washington and UMKC are on the other side of the bracket.
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