This Friday eight solid college basketball programs will send their teams to the U.S. Virgin Islands for the 10th Annual Paradise Jam tournament.
As the Purdue Boilermakers are part of this year's event, it's only fitting that a Boilermaker columnist cover the Jam and offer some predictions on the outcome.
Two Top-10 programs, Purdue and Tennessee, headline the tournament, which also includes two teams that reached last season's NCAA Tournament, Northern Iowa and Boston College.
UNI and Purdue, in particular, have a little familiarity with each other, with the Boilermakers ending UNI's NCAA ride in last year's first round. Unfortunately, the rematch would not occur here unless the two meet in the championship or fourth-place games.
But, we're getting ahead of ourselves. Up next is a game-by-game analysis and prediction of this year's Paradise Jam.