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Nov 24-26, 2016

The 2016 Junkanoo Jam Basketball Tournament is November 24-26. Join eight NCAA women's basketball teams as they bring the heat to Bimini Islands in the Bahamas. This year's field includes Creighton, Dayton, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Minnesota, Missouri, South Florida and UNFloHoops will stream all of the games LIVE or on-demand if you can't join your team in the Bahamas. Sign up to watch!


Junkanoo Jam (Division I Women)


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FREEPORT DIVISION ALL-STARS: Francesca Pan (Georgia Tech, MVP), Imani Tilford (Georgia Tech), Cierra Porter (Missouri), Audrey Faber (Creighton), Kelly Austria (Dayton)


LUCAYA DIVISION ALL-STARS: Kitija Laksa (South Florida, MVP), Ariadna Pujol (South Florida), Caliya Robinson (Georgia), Paris Kea (North Carolina), Gadiva Hubbard (Minnesota)

Thursday, November 24

Game No. 1

Georgia’s Caliya Robinson dropped 30 points in a 70-58 victory over Minnesota. Robinson was complemented by the Bulldogs’ Pachis Roberts, who recorded a double-double in the tournament’s opening game.

The Bulldogs held the Gophers to .271 (19-of-70) shooting in the game. Despite a 20-point effort from Minnesota’s Kenisha Bell, and a trio of double-digit scorers, the Gophers were unable to keep pace with Georgia. -- Basketball Travelers, Inc.
Game No. 2

Kitija Laksa scored 34 points for South Florida, as the Bulls cruised to an 83-55 victory over North Carolina. Laksa recorded a double-double with 10 rebounds in the contest and was assisted by teammates Ariana Pujol (26 points) and Maria Jeperson (10 rebounds).

The Tar Heels struggled from the floor, finishing 23-of-72 (.319). UNC’s Paris Kea scored 20 points along with 13 points from Stephanie Watts. North Carolina’s defense kept the contest close at the beginning, by forcing USF into 20 total turnovers. -- Basketball Travelers, Inc.

2:00 p.m.GEORGIA - 70MINNESOTA - 58Lucaya Bracket
4:15 p.m.SOUTH FLORIDA - 83NORTH CAROLINA - 55Lucaya Bracket

Friday, November 25

Game No. 1

In the opening game of the Freeport Division at the Junkanoo Jam, Georgia Tech defeated Dayton, 81-68. The Yellow Jackets jumped out to an early lead, but the Flyers responded with a run of their own and maintained a small lead through intermission. In the second half, Georgia Tech rattled off seven straight points and never conceded the lead again.

The Jackets’ Francesca Pan led all scorers with 25 points and pulled in a game-high eight rebounds. Pan was one of five scorers in double figures for Georgia Tech, who bested Dayton’s two double-digit scorers. The Flyers were led by Kelly Austria, but were unable to contain Tech’s bench, which outscored Dayton’s bench, 38-18. -- Basketball Travelers, Inc.
Game No. 2

Missouri opened Junkanoo Jam action with a 72-63 victory over Creighton. The Tigers shot .565 (26-of-46) from the floor in the game, including .667 (6-of-9) from beyond the arc. Mizzou’s Cierra Porter finished one rebound shy of a double-double with game-highs of 19 points and nine rebounds.

Creighton finished with four scorers in double figures, led by Marissa Janning with 13 points. The Bluejays traded the lead with Missouri early in the contest, but consistent scoring from eight different Tiger players doomed Creighton. -- Basketball Travelers, Inc.
Game No. 3

North Carolina’s Paris Kea dropped 32 points against Minnesota, as the Tar Heels dominated the Gophers in the fourth quarter for a 91-77 victory in their final game of the Junkanoo Jam. Kea finished with 14 made field goals and was complemented by a trio of other double-digit scorers.

Minnesota led by five points with five minutes remaining, as UNC rattled off a 14-0 run to take the lead and secure the victory. The Gophers’ Gadiva Hubbard and Carlie Wagner finished with 21 points and 19 points, respectively. -- Basketball Travelers, Inc.

1:00 p.mGEORGIA TECH - 81DAYTON - 68Freeport
3:15 p.m.MISSOURI - 72CREIGHTON - 63Freeport
5:45 p.n.NORTH CAROLINA - 91MINNESOTA - 77Lucaya

Saturday, November 26

1:00 p.m. (Championship)MISSOURI - 70GEORGIA TECH - 72Freeport
3:15 p.m.CREIGHTON - 56DAYTON - 53Freeport
5:45 p.m. (Championship)SOUTH FLORIDA - 81GEORGIA - 65Lucaya