Jun 23, 2022

K-State to Open with URI at Cayman Islands Classic

Posted Jun 23, 2022 12:27 PM
Kansas State Athletics
Kansas State Athletics

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will take on Rhode Island to conclude the first round of the 2022 Cayman Islands Classic on Monday, November 21, as tournament organizers announced the complete bracket for the tournament on Wednesday (June 22).

The fourth annual Cayman Islands Classic will run from Monday-Wednesday, November 21-23, 2022, at The John Gray Gymnasium, just minutes away from world famous Seven Mile Beach in George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. The Islands are located in the western Caribbean Sea about an hour away from Miami.

K-State and Rhode Island will meet for the first time in their respective histories in the final game of the first day of the tournament at 7:30 p.m., CT on Monday, November 21. LSU and Illinois State will meet in the opener at 11 a.m., CT followed by Akron and Western Kentucky at 1:30 p.m., CT. Mountain West foe Nevada and AAC member Tulane will open the evening session at 5 p.m., CT followed by the Wildcats and Rams.

The K-State/URI winner will advance to face the winner of the contest between Nevada and Tulane on Tuesday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m., CT, while the two remaining teams will play at 5 p.m., CT.

In the opponent bracket, the winner of the first game between LSU and Illinois State will play the winner of the second game between Akron and WKU on Tuesday, November 22 at 1:30 p.m., CT, while the two remaining teams will open the second day of the tournament at 11 a.m., CT.

The winner of each bracket will face off in the championship game on Wednesday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m., CT. There will be three consolation games that will precede the title contest at 11 a.m., CT (seventh-place game), 1:30 p.m., CT (fifth-place game) and 5 p.m., CT (third-place game), respectively.

All-session passes for the tournament start at $250 and can be purchased through ticket partner Event Pro in the coming months. Questions can be directed to [email protected]

Those interested in travel packages can contact Sports & Entertainment Travel, the official fan travel provider for the Cayman Islands Classic, by visiting their website at www.CaymanIslandClassicTravel.com or reach them by phone at (877) 669-8903.