BREAKING NEWS: 19-year-old woman dies after falling from 10th floor window of The Hub Apartments Full Story

Purdue women's basketball to play UConn in Paradise Jam

The schedule for the 2018 Paradise Jam was released Thursday, unveiling the Purdue women’s basketball team’s three opponents in the U.S. Virgin Islands for the 2018-19 season.

Posted: May. 10, 2018 9:48 PM
Updated: May. 11, 2018 12:05 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Purdue Sports) — The schedule for the 2018 Paradise Jam was released Thursday, unveiling the Purdue women’s basketball team’s three opponents in the U.S. Virgin Islands for the 2018-19 season. The Boilermakers make their third-ever trip to the annual holiday tournament, and second under head coach Sharon Versyp.

Purdue was placed in the Paradise Jam Reef Division, set to play St. John’s, Mississippi and UConn. The Boilermakers open tournament play Thursday, Nov. 22 against the Red Storm at 5:30 p.m. ET, followed by a Friday tip against Ole Miss at 5:30 p.m. and the tournament finale Saturday vs. UConn at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The Boilermakers face St. John’s for the first time in program history, and square off with Mississippi for just the second time, falling to the Rebels 62-54 on Dec. 21, 1993, before going on to the first Final Four in program history. Purdue will play UConn for the seventh time in school history, last meeting at the 2012 Paradise Jam, where the 12th-ranked Boilermakers fell to the second-ranked Huskies.

Tournament travel packages are yet to be announced by the Paradise Jam. For more tournament information visit the official website at www.paradisejam.com.

With the announcement the Boilermakers’ non-conference schedule is nearly complete, awaiting the release of the 2018 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Opponents and locations are expected to be released in late summer.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 74°
Kokomo
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 74°
Rensselaer
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 74°
Fowler
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 74°
Williamsport
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 76°
Crawfordsville
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 74°
Frankfort
Overcast
77° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 78°
Delphi
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 73°
Monticello
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 74°
Logansport
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 72°
Rain Returns Monday
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events