Paradise Jam Tournament - Tournament Brackets - 2003 - Championship Round

Championship Round

The final games were held Monday, November 24, 2003.

In the game for fifth place, Appalachian State faced La Salle. The game was close at halftime with Appalachian State holding a two point lead. They extended the lead in the second, and ended up with an eleven point victory, 59–48.

Monmouth played Hampton for the third place position. Monmouth had a 21–0 run in the second half, over a period of twelve minutes. However, the two teams were tied at the end of regulation, and at the end of the first overtime. In the second overtime, Monmouth out scored Hampton by twelve to end up with the win 64–52.

In the Championship game, Boston College squared off against Wichita State. Boston College built up an eleven point lead in the first half, but Wichita State cut the margin to two by halftime. The second half remained close, but Jermaine Watson hit 11 of 12 free throws, including the final eight points to help Boston College to the Championship win, 84–81. Boston College's Craig Smith was name the Tournament Most Valuable Player.

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