June 4, 2012
STORRS, Conn. -The University of Connecticut women's basketball team will square-off against Wake Forest, Marist and Purdue from November 22-24 in the 2012 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam at the University of the Virgin Islands and travel packages are available. The four teams will make up the Island Division tournament bracket.
Click the link above to view the travel packages.
Connecticut won the 2007 Paradise Jam in its only other appearance in the event, defeating Stanford, Old Dominion and Duke en route to the title.
UConn will take on Wake on Thursday, November 22 at 6 p.m., Marist on Friday, November 23 at 8:15 p.m. and Purdue on Saturday, November 24 at 8:15. All times are eastern.
Wake Forest finished the 2011-12 season with a 13-18 overall record, including at 4-12 mark in the ACC. The Demon Deacons finished the year ranked 87 in the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI). The Huskies are 2-0 all-time against Wake Forest with the last matchup coming on November 26, 2001.
Marist has made seven-straight NCAA Tournament appearances and finished the 2011-12 season with a 26-8 overall record, including a 17-1 mark in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action. The Red Foxes finished ranked No. 43 in the RPI and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Connecticut is 3-0 all-time against Marist and the two sides have not met since November 12, 2005.
Purdue finished 25-9 last year and posted an 11-5 mark in Big 10 play. The Boilermakers finished ranked No. 15 in the RPI and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second-straight year. Connecticut is 4-1 all-time vs. Purdue most recently defeating the Boilers 64-40 in the second round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament at Gampel Pavilion.