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Cayman Islands Classic Finalizes Field of Teams

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Cayman Island Classic

Duquesne will travel to the Cayman Islands in November, not to vacation, but to make a statement early in the season against a well-rounded field of teams that was officially finalized on Tuesday, per release.

The Dukes will join two other NCAA Tournament teams — South Dakota State and Boise State — headlining the tournament, along with Boston College and High Point, who participated in the NIT and CBI, respectively, this past spring.

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It is the first time that Duquesne will participate in the Cayman Islands Classic.

Rounding out the eight-team field is Hampton, Missouri State and Old Dominion.

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The tournament will be held from Nov. 24-26 at John Gray Gymnasium at George Town, Grand Cayman.

Initially it was reported that Rutgers and Mississippi State would be participating in the event, but those two teams have been replaced by Boston College and Boise State.

Duquesne will head into the 2024-25 season coming off the heels of its first NCAA Tournament appearance and A-10 title since 1977.

The early-season MTE will also serve as one of the first tests for newly-elevated head coach Dru Joyce III, who will take over for Keith Dambrot after he announced his retirement during the Dukes’ postseason run.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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