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Cayman Islands Classic moved to Florida due to COVID-19

The Ole Miss men’s basketball team will no longer be spending Thanksgiving week in the Caribbean.

On Wednesday it was announced the Cayman Islands Classic tournament will be moved to the Florida Panhandle due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The eight-team tournament, which included the Rebels, will now take place inside Raider Arena on the campus of Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Fla. The tournament will still be held on its original dates of Nov. 23 through 25.

Ole Miss will play three games during the tournament. The field remains the same with Kansas State, La Salle, Miami, Nevada, Northern Iowa, Oregon State and Western Kentucky joining the Rebels in Niceville.