THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s basketball will make its third appearance in the Junkanoo Jam in Bimini, Bahamas next season as the eight-team field was announced by tournament directors on Wednesday. The 17th-annual Junkanoo Jam will take place Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2019 at Resorts World Bimini.
Georgia Tech joins a field of talented teams in the tournament which includes Kansas State, LSU, Memphis, Michigan State, Rutgers, Seton Hall and Vanderbilt. Game times and matchups for the tournament will be announced at a later date.
One of five teams in the field to make a return appearance in the Junkanoo Jam (Kansas State, Michigan State, Rutgers and Seton Hall have previously played in the tournament), Georgia Tech is the only team to play in the tournament since it was relocated to the island of Bimini.
Tech took part in the 2016 tournament, claiming the Freeport Division title with wins over Dayton and Mizzou. The Jackets returned to the Bahamas the following season, going 1-1 in 2017, defeating Penn before falling to then-No. 8/9 Baylor. The Yellow Jackets will be making their fourth overall appearance in the Bahamas having taken part in the Bahamas Sunshine Tournament in 2011-12.
The Junkanoo Jam is entering its 17th year in the Bahamas as a top NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament. Originally held in Freeport on Grand Bahama Island, the tournament was relocated to Bimini in 2016. For more information about the Junkanoo Jam at Resorts World Bimini, visit www.junkanoojam.com.