Purdue, N.C. State also to compete

Updated: July 21, 2005, 11:19 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

AUSTIN, Texas -- Eight Division I women's basketball teams, including Texas and Rutgers, will compete in the third annual Junkanoo Jam Tournament this Thanksgiving weekend at the Grand Bahama Island.

This year's tournament, which takes place Nov. 25-26, includes Texas, George Washington, Purdue and South Carolina in the Lucaya Division, while Iowa State, North Carolina State, North Florida and Rutgers will compete in the Freeport Division.

Each team plays two games, and the teams do not cross over the divisions. Site of the Junkanoo Jam is St. George's High School on Grand Bahama Island.

In first-round action in the Lucaya Division on Nov. 25, Purdue and George Washington meet, followed by Texas and South Carolina. In the Freeport Division, Iowa State and N.C. State play on Nov. 25th in their first-round game, followed by North Florida and Rutgers.

The 2004 Junkanoo Jam champions were Duke (Freeport Division) and Iowa (Lucaya Division).

In the Lucaya Division, three of the four teams in this year's division advanced to the NCAA Tournament second round (Texas, GWU, Purdue).