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  Bahamas
Venue(s) Imperial Arena
Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas
Most recent champion(s) Syracuse
Most titles 1 Syracuse, 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
           
UNC Asheville 66
College of Charleston 68
College of Charleston 85
UMass 61
Utah 75
UMass 89
7th place game
November 26
     
UNC Asheville 87
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]

2015[edit]

  • November 25–27
First Round
November 25
ESPN2/AXS TV
Semifinals
November 26
ESPN
Championship
November 27
ESPN
                 
10 Gonzaga 80
Washington 64
10 Gonzaga 61
25 Texas A&M 62
25 Texas A&M 84
Texas 73
25 Texas A&M 67
  Syracuse 74
Michigan 60
18 Connecticut 74
18 Connecticut 76
  Syracuse 79
Charlotte 70
  Syracuse 83
3rd place game
November 27
ESPN
     
10 Gonzaga 73
18 Connecticut 70
Consolation 2nd Round
November 26
AXS TV
5th place game
November 27
AXS TV
           
  Washington 70
  Texas 82
  Texas 72
  Michigan 78
  Michigan 102
  Charlotte 47
7th place game
November 27
AXS TV
     
  Washington 71
  Charlotte 66
Mainland Bracket
November 26
Mainland Championship game
November 27
           
Texas A&M–CC 73
Furman 69
Texas A&M-CC 85
Elon 81
Mount St. Mary's 74
Elon 79
Mainland 3rd place game
November 27
     
Furman 69
Mount St. Mary's 60

All Times Eastern [7]

Future Fields[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

  • Purdue
  • North Carolina State
  • Villanova
  • Arizona
  • Mississippi State

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. ^ "2015 Battle of Atlantis Bracket" (PDF). Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Pierson, Patrick. "FGCU Uses Strong Second Half to Defeat Toledo and Earn 2016 Battle 4 Atlantis Invite". FGCUAthletics.com. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  9. ^ Suellentrop, Paul. "Wichita State lines up more holiday basketball tournaments". The Wichita Eagle. 
  10. ^ Rutherford, Mike. "Report: Louisville will play in the 2016 Battle 4 Atlantis". cardchronicle.com. Retrieved June 16, 2015. 
  11. ^ Greer, Jeff. "Report: U of L set for 2016 Battle 4 Atlantis". Retrieved September 15, 2015. 
  12. ^ Greer, Jeff. "Report: U of L set for 2016 Battle 4 Atlantis". Retrieved September 15, 2015. 
  13. ^ Greer, Jeff. "Report: U of L set for 2016 Battle 4 Atlantis". Retrieved September 15, 2015. 
  14. ^ Jeyarajah, Shehan. "Report: Baylor basketball will participate in 2016 Battle for Atlantis tournament". Retrieved September 15, 2015. 

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