Loaded with four ranked teams in an eight-team field, the Battle 4 Atlantis provided plenty of excitement to go with its star power. In an intense championship game, No. 5 Duke held off No. 2 Louisville for the title by a 76-71 margin.
The individual names in the Bahamas were just as impressive as the celebrated teams. Whether you prefer bruising forwards (Duke’s Mason Plumlee) or slick point guards (Missouri’s Phil Pressey), this tournament had something for everyone.
Read on for a closer look at the five most dominant players in the tourney, followed by grades for all eight teams in the season’s strongest holiday tournament field.