Garden City High School's boys basketball team will open the 2018 Valley Center January Jam against Topeka Seaman on Jan. 18.

The eight-team field also includes host Valley Center, Ulysses, Wichitda Southeast, Kansas City Turner, Maize South and Coffeyville.

The Buffs (6-2 overall) are coming off a 54-38 triumph over Liberal Tuesday and will face Hays at 7:30 p.m. Friday in their final game before heading to central Kansas for the January Jam event.

The Buffs and Vikings (currently 4-3) will be the opening game with a scheduled tipoff on that Thursday for 2:07 p.m.

The Vikes own victories over Leavenworth, Lansing, Shawnee Heights and Junction City. Losses have come against Topeka Hayden, Topeka-Highland Park and Topeka West. They are a Class 5A school.