Maryland will open the 2013 Paradise Jam against Marist at 4 p.m. on Nov. 22 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The 10-team tournament bracket was released Thursday.
The Terrapins, win or lose, will face either Northern Iowa or Loyola Marymount in the second round, and are guaranteed three games in the tournament.
Providence, Vanderbilt, Morgan State and La Salle round out the field. Only the Explorers reached the NCAA tournament this past season, and they couldn’t meet Maryland until the final round.
Topple the Red Foxes, who finished 10-21 last season and 41-118 over the past five, and the Terps receive an off day before playing for a title game berth on Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. The championship will be held on Nov. 25 at 9 p.m.
The Paradise Jam schedule further fills our Maryland’s nonconference slate, which includes the season-opener on Nov. 8 against Connecticut at Barclays Center and a BB&T Classic matchup with George Washington on Dec. 8.
The full Paradise Jam bracket is below. Home teams wear white and are listed second:
G1: Northern Iowa vs. Loyola Marymount (Nov. 22, 2:30 p.m.)
G2: Marist vs. Maryland (Nov. 22, 5 p.m.)
G3: Providence vs. Vanderbilt (Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m.)
G4: Morgan State vs. La Salle (Nov. 22, 10 p.m.)
G5: Loser G1 vs. Loser G2 (Nov. 23, 3:30 p.m.)
G6: Loser G3 vs. Loser G4 (Nov. 23, 6 p.m.)
G7: Winner G1 vs. Winner G2 (Nov. 24, 7 p.m.)
G8: Winner G3 vs. Winner G4 (Nov. 24, 10 p.m.)
Seventh-place game: Loser G5 vs. Loser G6 (Nov. 25, 2:30 p.m.)
Fourth-place game: Winner G5 vs. Winner G6 (Nov. 25, 5 p.m.)
Third-place game: Loser G7 vs. Loser G8 (Nov. 25, 7: 30 p.m.)
Championship game: Winner G7 vs. Winner G8 (Nov. 25, 10 p.m.)