May 29, 2017

South Dakota State to play in first ever Cayman Islands Classic

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will be spending Thanksgiving week in the tropics, but this won’t be a vacation.

The Jackrabbits are one of eight teams in the inaugural , presented by Global Sports Management. The event takes place November 20 – 22, 2017. Iowa, Buffalo, Louisiana-Lafayette, Richmond, Cincinnati, Wyoming and Alabama-Birmingham round out the field.

The tournament is sponsored by the Mountain West Conference, and a MWC team will be in the field each year.

last played out of the country in 2015, in Cancun, Mexico, when they won a pair of games at the Cancun challenge. The Jacks will be making their first trip to a Caribbean island since 2009, when they dropped three games at the , in St. Thomas.

The Jackrabbits are coming off their fourth NCAA Tournament appearance in seven years and return eight from the 2016-17 team that claimed The Summit League’s Tournament title before falling to with eventual national runner-up Gonzaga in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

The South Dakota State full regular season schedule will be released soon.

For more on this story and video go to: South Dakota State to Play in Cayman Islands Classic | http://espn991.com/south-dakota-state-to-play-in-first-ever-cayman-islands-classic/?trackback=tsmclip

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