Battle 4 Atlantis

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Battle 4 Atlantis
Battle 4 Atlantis.png
Logo of the Battle 4 Atlantis
Sport College basketball
Founded 2011
No. of teams 8
Country  United States
Venue(s) Imperial Arena
Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas
Most recent champion(s) Wisconsin
Most titles 1 Villanova, Duke, Harvard, Wisconsin
TV partner(s) ESPN & AXS TV
Founder Kerzner International
Official website Battle4Atlantis

The Battle 4 Atlantis is a Kerzner International-owned and -operated preseason college basketball tournament that takes place in late November of each year, at Atlantis Paradise Island on Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas, on the week of Thanksgiving. The games are played in the Imperial Arena, a grand ballroom which is turned into a basketball venue.[1] The tournament is known for being the richest Division I Men’s pre-season college basketball tournament. Schools are awarded $2 million in exchange for their participation in the event.[2]

The tournament is televised by AXS TV, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU.[3]

History[edit]

2011[edit]

  • November 24–26
First Round
November 24
Semifinals
November 25
Championship
November 26
                 
4 Connecticut 73
  UNC Asheville 63
4 Connecticut 63
  UCF 68
  UCF 74
  College of Charleston 63
  UCF 49
  Harvard 59
  Utah 47
  Harvard 75
  Harvard 46
22 Florida State 41
22 Florida State 73
  UMass 53
3rd place game
November 26
     
4 Connecticut 78OT
22 Florida State 76
Consolation 2nd Round
November 25
5th place game
November 26
           
1 UNC Asheville 66
4 College of Charleston 68
College of Charleston 85
UMass 61
3 Utah 75
2 UMass 89
7th place game
November 26
     
1 UNC Asheville 87
2 Utah 65

[4]

2012[edit]

  • November 22–24
First Round
November 22
Semifinals
November 23
NBCSN
Championship
November 24
NBCSN
                 
2 Louisville 51
  Northern Iowa 46
2 Louisville 84
13 Missouri 61
13 Missouri 78
  Stanford 70
2 Louisville 71
5 Duke 76
19 Memphis 65
  VCU 78
  VCU 58
5 Duke 67
5 Duke 89
  Minnesota 71
3rd place Game
November 24
NBCSN
     
  VCU 65
13 Missouri 68
Consolation 2nd Round
November 23
AXS TV
5th place game
November 24 AXS TV
           
  Northern Iowa 50
  Stanford 66
  Stanford 63
  Minnesota 66
19 Memphis 75
  Minnesota 84
7th place game
November 24
AXS TV
     
19 Memphis 52
  Northern Iowa 47
Mainland Bracket
November 21
Mainland Championship game
November 22
           
  Samford 69
  Toledo 82
  Toledo 66
  Florida Gulf Coast 72
  Florida Gulf Coast 50
  Alcorn State 48
Mainland 3rd place game
November 24
     
  Samford 65
  Alcorn State 69

2013[edit]

  • November 28–30
First Round
November 28
Semifinals
November 29
Championship
November 30
                 
2 Kansas 87
  Wake Forest 78
2 Kansas 59
  Villanova 63
  Villanova 93
  USC 79
Villanova 88 OT
23 Iowa 83
  Tennessee 70
  UTEP 78
  UTEP 53
23 Iowa 89
  Xavier 74
23 Iowa 77 OT
3rd place game
November 30
     
2 Kansas 67
  UTEP 63
Consolation 2nd Round
November 29
5th place game
November 30
           
  Wake Forest 77
  USC 63
  Wake Forest 63
  Tennessee 82
  Tennessee 64
  Xavier 49
7th place game
November 30
     
  USC 84
  Xavier 78

All Times Eastern

[5]

2014[edit]

  • November 26–28
First Round
November 26
AXS TV/ESPN2
Semifinals
November 27
ESPN
Championship
November 28
ESPN
                 
 2 Wisconsin 72
  UAB 43
2 Wisconsin 68
  Georgetown 65
 18 Florida 65
  Georgetown 66 OT
2 Wisconsin 69
  Oklahoma 56
 22 UCLA 65
  Oklahoma 75
  Oklahoma 59
  Butler 46
  Butler 74
 5 North Carolina 66
3rd place game
November 28
ESPN
     
  Georgetown 58
  Butler 64
Consolation 2nd Round
November 27
AXS TV
5th place game
November 28
AXS TV
           
5 North Carolina 78
22 UCLA 56
5 North Carolina 75
18 Florida 64
  UAB 47
18 Florida 56
7th place game
November 28
AXS TV
     
22 UCLA 88
  UAB 76
Mainland Bracket
November 26
Mainland Championship game
November 27
           
  Coastal Carolina 61
  Louisiana–Monroe 48
  Coastal Carolina 67
  Chattanooga 78
  Robert Morris 46
  Chattanooga 61
Mainland 3rd place game
November 27
     
  Robert Morris 71
  Louisiana–Monroe 54

All Times Eastern

[6]

Future Fields[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/basketball/ncaa/wires/11/25/2060.ap.bkc.battle.4.atlantis.2013.0123/index.html
  2. ^ "Battle 4 Atlantis Basketball Teams Announced for November 2011 Tournament". The Bahamas Weekly. April 21, 2011. Retrieved October 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ "ESPN Acquires Rights to Battle 4 Atlantis Men’s Hoops Tournament". ESPN. September 4, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.atlantis.com/promotions/battle4atlantis/brackets.aspx
  5. ^ "2012 Battle of Atlantis Bracket". Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "2014 Battle of Atlantis Bracket". Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  7. ^ http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/9665796/syracuse-georgetown-working-10-year-proposal-extend-college-basketball-rivalry
  8. ^ http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2011/nov/29/zags-edi-can-only-sit-n-wait/
  9. ^ http://www.courant.com/sports/uconn-mens-basketball/hc-uconn-men-basketball-0914-20140913-story.html
  10. ^ http://www.gohuskies.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30200&SPID=126628&SPSID=749597&DB_OEM_ID=30200
  11. ^ http://www.12thman.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27300&ATCLID=209786010
  12. ^ https://twitter.com/Atlantisresort/status/538472717214056449/photo/1
  13. ^ http://texassports.com/news/2014/11/28/MBB_1128143707.aspx
  14. ^ http://www.charlotte49ers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=363433&SPID=44799&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=209786200&DB_OEM_ID=23200
  15. ^ Pierson, Patrick. "FGCU Uses Strong Second Half to Defeat Toledo and Earn 2016 Battle 4 Atlantis Invite". FGCUAthletics.com. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  16. ^ Suellentrop, Paul. "Wichita State lines up more holiday basketball tournaments". The Wichita Eagle. 

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