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Paradise Jam Bracket

Paradise Jam Bracket

2022 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Bracket

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University men's basketball learned its opening opponent and tournament draw for the 2022 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam, as event organizers released the tournament bracket and tip times Tuesday.

Belmont will play Tarleton State Nov. 18 at 4:45 p.m. CT from the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center.

Tarleton State's 2021-22 record belies a team that was among the nation's leaders in defensive turnover rate.

The Texans played highly-competitive games at Michigan, Stanford and Wichita State and led then No. 3 Gonzaga in the second half.

Belmont will play either Boston College or George Mason its second game of the tournament.

Wyoming, Drake, Buffalo and Howard are on the other half of the bracket.

The field includes six programs in the Top 141 of the final 2021-22 NET rankings, with Wyoming (58), Belmont (79) and Drake (85) in the Top 85.

All games will be carried by the ESPN family of networks.

Fan travel packages will be sold at a later date.

For more information on the 2022 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam, log onto or on Twitter @ParadiseJam.

Belmont University men's basketball has earned postseason invitations 15 of the last 17 seasons, including nine berths to the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins have won 20 conference championships since 2006 - third-most nationally over that span (Gonzaga, Kansas). Belmont has won 20 or more games in 12 consecutive seasons (Gonzaga, Kansas, Oregon). Belmont is one of only six NCAA Division I programs outside the Power 5 to post Top 100 rankings 12 consecutive seasons (BYU, Gonzaga, Saint Mary's (CA), San Diego State, Wichita State). Belmont University men's basketball boasts an NCAA-leading 19 CoSIDA Academic All-America selections since 2001 and is the only NCAA Division I program to make the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Honor Roll every year of existence

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