The UConn basketball team will open play in the 2012 Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands against Wake Forest.
UConn, the event’s No. 2 seed, will face 7th-seeded Wake on Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Quinnipiac and Iona will meet on the other half of the bracket with the winners facing off two days later (the losers play the following day).
The Huskies and Demon Deacons have met twice before with each winning on their home court. (Wake in 1969, UConn in 1993).
UConn won the 2008 Paradise Jam.