Many of the preseason basketball tournaments get under way this weekend, giving teams an early opportunity to impress on a national stage against some of the best teams in the country.
One of those early-season tournaments is the Paradise Jam, which will take place this Friday through Monday in the beautiful U.S. Virgin Islands.
This year's tournament will feature opening round games between Mercer and George Mason, Illinois-Chicago and New Mexico, Wake Forest and Connecticut, and Quinnipiac and Iona.
As for watching the Paradise Jam, the opening round games between Illinois-Chicago and New Mexico and between Wake Forest and Connecticut will be aired on CBS Sports Network. In addition to those, the semifinals on Sunday and the consolation game and championship game on Monday will also be aired by CBS Sports Network.
If all those words were enough to make your head spin, take a look at the bracket and simplify things.
But enough about the logistics; let's get down to the meat of the tournament. Here's your preview of the 2012 Paradise Jam.