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Eagles could see familiar faces

Some possible interesting matchups are in store for the Winthrop men's basketball team when it travels to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, for a three-game tournament in the Paradise Jam.

Winthrop, making its second appearance in the eight-team tournament, will open play against Illinois-Chicago at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 16. The Eagles will face either the winner or loser of the Georgia Tech-Charlotte game.

The other four teams include Wichita State, led by former Winthrop coach Gregg Marshall, and Notre Dame, the team Winthrop defeated in the first round of last year's NCAA tournament. Winthrop and Wichita State could possibly meet in the championship game Nov. 19.

A travel package for Winthrop fans is being offered through Scuba Ventures. The package dates are Nov. 15-20 and it includes round-trip air fare on USAir from Charlotte to St. Thomas, hotel accommodations at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef (team hotel), round-trip airport-hotel transfers, transportation to the tournament and tickets. This package does not include meals and service gratuities.

The total package is $1,849 per person based on double occupancy. A deposit of $900 is due July 31 and the balance must be paid by Oct. 1.

To reserve your space, contact Mike Nichols at Scuba Ventures at 328-0000 or e-mail scubaventure@comporium.net, or contact Sharen DuBard at 323-2129, ext. 6218 or e-mail dubards-@winthrop.edu.

Some possible interesting matchups are in store for the Winthrop men's basketball team when it travels to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, for a three-game tournament in the Paradise Jam.

Winthrop, making its second appearance in the eight-team tournament, will open play against Illinois-Chicago at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 16. The Eagles will face either the winner or loser of the Georgia Tech-Charlotte game.

The other four teams include Wichita State, led by former Winthrop coach Gregg Marshall, and Notre Dame, the team Winthrop defeated in the first round of last year's NCAA tournament. Winthrop and Wichita State could possibly meet in the championship game Nov. 19.

A travel package for Winthrop fans is being offered through Scuba Ventures. The package dates are Nov. 15-20 and it includes round-trip air fare on USAir from Charlotte to St. Thomas, hotel accommodations at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef (team hotel), round-trip airport-hotel transfers, transportation to the tournament and tickets. This package does not include meals and service gratuities.

The total package is $1,849 per person based on double occupancy. A deposit of $900 is due July 31 and the balance must be paid by Oct. 1.

To reserve your space, contact Mike Nichols at Scuba Ventures at 328-0000 or e-mail scubaventure@comporium.net, or contact Sharen DuBard at 323-2129, ext. 6218 or e-mail dubards-@winthrop.edu.

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