The full field and bracket for the 2024 Paradise Jam was announced on Tuesday with Liberty set to face Louisiana. The game is scheduled for Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Ragin’ Cajuns were 19-14 last season and finished 10-8 in the Sun Belt, good for 5th place, under 6th year head coach Bob Marlin.

The Flames will then play either George Washington or Kansas State in game two. The rest of the tournament field includes McNeese State, Illinois State, UAB, and Longwood with Liberty slated to play one of these in game three.

Additional games Liberty is scheduled to play this coming season include hosting North Carolina A&T. The Flames are also slated to compete in the Field of 68 Tip-Off for the second of a three-year event. Last year, this event was held at FAU where the Flames played against FAU and Charleston, dropping both games. This coming season, Liberty will play both FAU and Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. It is scheduled to be played at Liberty Arena in 2025.


Liberty will compete in the 2024 U.S. Virginia Islands Paradise Jam, according to the event’s website.

The eight team tournament will be held November 21-26, 2024 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The rest of the announced field so far includes UAB, George Washington, Illinois State, Kansas State, McNeese State, and two other teams to be announced soon.

UAB and McNeese State each advanced to the NCAA Tournament this past season as conference winners.

In its first season in the American Athletic Conference, UAB won the conference tournament. The Blazers then advanced to the Big Dance as a 12-seed before falling to San Diego State in the first round, finishing the year at 23-12 overall.

Meanwhile, under first year head coach Will Wade, McNeese State won the Southland Conference Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament as a 12-seed before falling to 5-seed Gonzaga. The Cowboys finished the season at 30-4 overall and 17-1 in conference play.

The Flames will play in three games as part of the Paradise Jam event. Tournament pairings and the full schedule will be released at a later date.