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Friday, May 29, 2009

KU women’s basketball team to play in Junkanoo Jam

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Kansas University’s women’s basketball team will compete in the 2009 Junkanoo Jam on Grand Bahama Island, according to Basketball Travelers, Inc. The event, scheduled for Nov. 26-28, is in its seventh year, and the Jayhawks will be competing in it for the first time.

Kansas, playing in the Freeport Division of the 12-team tourney, will face Xavier in the opening round on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 26). The Jayhawks and Musketeers will tip off at 3:30 p.m. (CST), with Minnesota and TCU playing at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 27. On Saturday, Nov. 28, the two winners will meet at 2:15 p.m., with the consolation game being played at noon.

The event consists of three separate divisions. Each is a four-team, two-game championship/consolation format. In addition to the Freeport Division, the other two divisions are the Reef Division and Lucaya Division. The field for the Reef Division consists of UNC-Charlotte, South Dakota State, Indiana and Virginia, while the Lucaya Division fields George Washington, Michigan State, Oklahoma State and Marist.

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