MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – The Kansas State men’s basketball team will get to soak up some sun when they travel to the Bahamas later this year to participate in the Baha Mar Hoops Bahamas Championship.
Tom Gilbert with K-State Athletics reports the men’s basketball team will head to the Baha Mar Convention Center in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, for games on Friday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 19. The Wildcats will be joined by Miami along with NCAA Tournament participant Providence with a fourth team to be added at a later date.
Gilbert said the two first-round games will be on Nov. 17, with the championship and third-place games on Nov. 19. A complete bracket, ticket information, and television details for the four-team tournament will be released later this year.
This is the third year of the Baha Mar Hoops Bahamas Championship, with Louisville defeating Maryland in 2021 and UCF defeating Santa Clara in 2022, according to Gilbert. Baha Mar Hoops is the biggest regular-season event in college basketball, with the 2022 edition featuring 20 men’s and women’s teams competing in 24 games in 10 days. In addition to the championship in November, the organizers will also host an eight-team Nassau Championship from Nov. 24-26, along with the Pink Flamingo Championship from Nov. 20-22 for the tops women’s programs.
Gilbert said you can find ticket information for the Baha Mar Hoops Championship, check out this website. Fans interested in VIP packages can send inquiries to email@example.com. VIP packages include suites, courtside tickets, gameday functions, airport transfers and breakfast vouchers.
The Baha Mar Resort is located almost an hour’s flight away from Florida, according to Gilbert. Opening in 2017, it includes the Grand Hyatt, SLS and Rosewood hotels. The resort also contains a casino, convention center, golf course, water park and numerous restaurants and lounges. You can reserve a room by using this link.
The Wildcats have previously won tournament championships in their last two stops in the Caribbean, according to Gilbert. These include the 2018 Paradise Jam in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the 2022 Cayman Islands Classic in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.