lipstick rouge – The LSU men’s basketball team will face the state of Illinois in the opening game of the 2022 Cayman Islands Classic, as the tournament pairings were announced Wednesday by Caymax Sports Ltd.
Eight teams will compete in the tournament, held November 21-23 at the John Gray Gymnasium, which is just minutes from the world-famous Seven Mile Beach in Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.
LSU will face Illinois State in the opening game at 11 am EST (10 am Baton Rouge time).
Western Kentucky will face Akron, Nevada will face Tulane and Rhode Island and Kansas State in the final game of the opening round for the remainder of the opening round.
Illinois will have a new head coach in Ryan Peden, who was named head coach last March. Pedon has spent the last five seasons at Ohio State with the Buckeyes.
Kansas State, Nevada and Western Kentucky were originally scheduled to play in the 2020 Cayman Islands Classic, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Akron and Illinois State will make their second appearance at the tournament, after playing in the 2018 Cayman Islands Classic.
for more information, visit www.CaymanIslandsClassic.com,