Aug. 5, 2014
• 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis
• Battle 4 Atlantis bracket
MADISON, Wis. -- One of the most anticipated tournaments of the 2014-15 college basketball season now has a bracket. On Tuesday, ESPN and the Atlantis Resort announced the pairings for the 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis on Nov. 26-28 at Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Wisconsin will face UAB in the opening round game on Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. (CT) on AXS TV before taking on either Florida or Georgetown in its second game. The Badgers and Blazers have never met on the basketball court. The other first-round match-ups pit UCLA against Oklahoma and North Carolina vs. Butler.
The 12-game tournament will feature five teams from the 2014 NCAA Tournament as the eight participating teams own a combined 200 NCAA tournament appearances, as well as 54 Final Fours and 20 national championships.
This will mark the Badgers’ eighth tropical-location tournament in the last 10 years. UW has made recent appearances in the Cancun Challenge (2013), the Las Vegas Invitational (2012), the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla. (2011), the Maui Invitational (2009), the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands (2008), the South Padre (Texas) Invitational (2006) and the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands (2005).
All 12 games will take place at the luxurious Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island. The half-million dollar temporary on-site arena boasts state-of-the-art regulation facilities at the epicenter of the world’s largest open-air marine habitat complete with lavish guest accommodations, restaurants, bars, spa, lounges, waterslides and the largest casino in The Bahamas.
About Atlantis, Paradise Island resort, The Bahamas
Atlantis, Paradise Island is a unique, ocean-themed destination located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas, and features a variety of accommodations, all built around a 141-acre waterscape comprised of over 20 million gallons of fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools and habitats. Home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world, there are over 50,000 marine animals in lagoons and displays, including The Dig, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis. Atlantis is home to Aquaventure, a non-stop water experience consisting of thrilling water slides, a mile-long river ride with high intensity rapids and wave surges, and never-before-seen special effects. Dolphin Cay, the resort’s interaction and education center, was created with the goal of enlightening visitors about the wonders of these remarkable ocean inhabitants.
The Cove Atlantis, a 600-room resort, features oversized rooms with a step down living space, spectacular designs by acclaimed interior architects Jeffrey Beers and David Rockwell, unprecedented services and amenities, private all-adult and family pools, lavish cabanas and breathtaking views of the ocean. Atlantis is also known as THE culinary destination in The Caribbean with a collection of restaurants from world-renowned chefs including Nobu Matsuhisa, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Bobby Flay and Todd English. The resort boasts an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and shops, casino, and the largest conference center, meeting and convention facilities in The Caribbean.
For further information about Atlantis, Paradise Island; call 954-809-2000 or visit Atlantis.com. For reservations, call your travel agent or 800-ATLANTIS.