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2019 Islands Of The Bahamas Showcase

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    ECU is one of eight teams participating in the third-annual "The Islands of the Bahamas Showcase," Nov. 22-24, in Nassau, capital of the Bahamas, announced the event's organizer, bdG Sports on Thursday.

    The Pirates will open the three-day tournament against Evansville on Friday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. ET and face either George Washington or Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) on Saturday, Nov. 23, while Liberty, Milwaukee, Morgan State and Rice are on the other side of the bracket and will match up with ECU on Sunday, Nov. 24.

    It'll be the first meeting between ECU and Evansville since the Pirates defeated the Purple Aces in the semifinals of the 2013 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT), 81-58. ECU owns a 2-1 overall record against the Purple Aces, who finished 11-21 this past season under first-year head coach Walter McCarty.

    All 12 games will be played at Kendal Isaacs National Gymnasium beginning each day at 11 a.m. Saturday's semifinal matchups are scheduled for 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday's championship game will tip at 8 p.m. ET.

    The schedule for the opening round of the tournament on Friday, Nov. 22 is as follows:
    11 a.m. ET – Liberty vs. Morgan State
    2 p.m. ET – Rice vs. Milwaukee
    5 p.m. ET – UMKC vs. George Washington
    8 p.m. ET – Evansville vs. ECU