It's three guaranteed games against the ACC next season and counting for the Charlotte 49ers.
Officials with the Paradise Jam tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands released the bracket for their November eight-team tournament on Monday which features a matchup between the 49ers and Georgia Tech to kick off the four-day event.
Charlotte already has two home games on the 2007-2008 schedule, facing Wake Forest and Maryland at Charlotte Bobcats Arena. The 49ers are also close to securing a fourth game against an ACC foe, which would be part of a home-and-home series. The first game would be played at the opponent's home court, the return game at Halton Arena.
The Paradise Jam tournament will be played Nov. 16-19 at the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.
On Nov. 16, Charlotte plays Georgia Tech in Game 1 at 1 p.m. Eastern; Illinois-Chicago plays Winthrop at 3:30 p.m. in Game 2; Baylor faces Wichita State at 6 p.m. in Game 3; and Monmouth (N.J.) plays Notre Dame at 8:30 p.m. in Game 4.
On Nov. 17, the losers of Games 1 and 2 meet at 6 p.m. and the losers of Games 3 and 4 meet at 8:30 p.m. On Nov. 18, the winners of Games 1 and 2 meet at 6 p.m. and the winners of Games 3 and 4 meet at 8:30 p.m.
The championship is 8:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Also on that day the seventh-place game is 1 p.m.; the fourth place game is 3:30 p.m.; and the third-place game is 6 p.m.
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