Battle 4 Atlantis 2013: Teams, Schedule, Live Stream, Bracket, TV Info

Alex KayCorrespondent INovember 27, 2013

LAWRENCE, KS - NOVEMBER 22:  Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Kansas Jayhawks in action during the game against the Towson Tigers at Allen Fieldhouse on November 22, 2013 in Lawrence, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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There is no better way for a college football fan to kick off their Thanksgiving weekend than tuning in to the 2013 edition of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

This epic tournament—hosted in a converted ballroom at the famous Atlantis Resorts in the Bahamas—features eight elite teams vying for the title.

No. 2 Kansas is far-and-away the most talented program in the field, but No. 23 Iowa is also ranked inside the Top 25, and there are a number of underrated schools looking to make a splash on Paradise Island.

With 12 games on tap during a 72-hour stretch, this promises to be one of the best Battles 4 Atlantis yet. Keep reading to find out where you can watch all the action, which teams are involved, what superstar to keep an eye on and much more.

 

Where: Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resorts, Paradise Island, Bahamas

When: Thursday, Nov. 28 through Saturday, Nov. 30

Watch: AXS.TV and NBC Sports Network

Participating Teams

No. 23 Iowa

No. 2 Kansas

Temple

USC

UTEP

Villanova

Wake Forest

Xavier

Battle 4 Atlantis 2013 Schedule and TV Info
GameDateTime (ET)GameNetwork/Result
1Thurs, Nov. 281 p.m.Villanova vs. USCAXS TV
23:30 p.m.Kansas vs. Wake ForestAXS TV
37 p.m.Xavier vs. IowaNBC Sports Network
49:30 p.m.Tennessee vs. UTEPNBC Sports Network
5Fri, Nov 291 p.m.Xavier/Iowa loser vs. Tennessee/UTEP loserAXS TV
63:30 p.m.Villanova/USC loser vs. Kansas/Wake Forest loserAXS TV
77 p.m.Xavier/Iowa winner vs. Tennessee/UTEP winnerNBC Sports Network
89:30 p.m.Villanova/USC winner vs. Kansas/Wake Forst winnerNBC Sports Network
9Sat, Nov. 301 p.m.7th/8th-place: Game 5 loser vs. Game 6 loser
103:30 p.m.4th/6th-place: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner
117 p.m.3rd/5th-place: Game 7 loser vs. Game 8 loserNBC Sports Network
129:30 p.m.Championship: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winnerNBC Sports Network
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Bracket

http://www.atlantis.com/promotions/battle4atlantis/battle4atlantis.aspx

 

Player to Watch: Andrew Wiggins

This young star has taken the college ranks by storm. It certainly wasn’t unexpected, as Wiggins was the No. 1 recruit coming out of high school and is projected to be a top pick in the 2014 NBA draft.

It is easy to see why the 6’8” swingman has general managers salivating at the chance to draft him, especially after his performances over Kansas’ first four games. Wiggins is averaging an impressive 16.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.5 blocks per game.

The freshman phenom’s most notable performance came on Nov. 12, when he helped guide the Jayhawks past then-No. 4 Duke and got the better of fellow top prospect Jabari Parker in the process.

All eyes will now be on Wiggins as he tries to lead his young team to a title in the Battle 4 Atlantis. With a myriad of distractions surrounding him at the tropical paradise, it will be up to the young star to remain focused and bring a championship home.

 

Prediction

While Kansas is the most talented squad participating in the Battle 4 Atlantis, it is very possible that the Jayhawks fall short during the three-day affair.

One team that is flying under the radar but doing very well in 2013 is Iowa, a program that has the chance to firmly entrench itself near the peak of the Top 25 with a victory in the Bahamas.

The 5-0 Hawkeyes have not had a real test this season yet, but all signs point to them being for real in 2013. Versatile swingman Roy Devyn Marble has been doing a bit of everything for this squad and holds averages of 14.6 points, 3.8 assists, 3.2 steals and 2.8 rebounds per game.

Aaron White and Jarrod Uthoff form a solid frontcourt tandem, as the 6’9” forwards are combining to average 25.4 points, 14.4 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game for a team that ranks No. 7 in the nation in points scored (92.6 points per game), No. 5 in rebounds (48.4 rebounds per game) and No. 15 in assists (18.2 assists per game).

It’s going to be close, but Iowa has a great chance of meeting KU in the championship game and pulling an upset against that young squad.

Prediction: Iowa over Kansas in Championship Game, 88-85

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