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Dec. 01, 2014
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'Tis the season for college hoops teams to leave their campuses behind, some for exotic locations and others ... not so much. Based on quality of teams and scenery, here is SI's ranking of the key tournaments

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LOCATION / PRESTIGE

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2 Six pools and a private beach.

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4 It's called Paradise Island for a reason. Swim with dolphins, spiral down giant water slides and watch top teams like UNC and Florida battle for the title.

5 See Michigan State demolish Rider!

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12 Points for longevity (37 years) but not for average high temp: 28º.

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14 Airless casino, lackluster field.

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1 / San Juan: Puerto Rico Tip-off

2 / Mexico: Cancun Challenge

3 / Hawaii: Maui Invitational

4 / The Bahamas: Battle 4 Atlantis

5 / Florida: Orlando Classic

6 / Fort Myers, Fla.: Gulf Coast Showcase

7 / St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands: Paradise Jam

8 / Brooklyn: Legends Classic

9 / Brooklyn: Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

10 / Manhattan: 2K Sport Classic Benefitting Wounded Warrior Project

11 / Manhattan: NIT Season Tip-off

12 / Anchorage: Great Alaska Shootout

13 / South Carolina: Charleston Classic

14 / Uncasville, Conn.: Hall of Fame Tip-off

15 / Kansas City, Mo.: CBE Hall of Fame Classic

16 / Las Vegas: MGM Grand Main Event

THEY SAID IT

"It's all about my swag."

Nick Young

Lakers guard explaining his in-game "presence." After Young returned from a torn ligament in his right thumb, L.A., which started 1--9, won two straight games.

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