Report: Battle 4 Atlantis Basketball Tournament Not Expected To Be Played In Bahamas
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Battle 4 Atlantis basketball tournament is reportedly not going to be played in the Bahamas.
The University of Utah men’s basketball team is scheduled to participate in the tournament that was originally supposed to be played November 25-27 in the Imperial Arena at the Atlantis Paradise Hotel in Nassau, Bahamas.
According to CBS Sports college basketball writer Matt Norlander, the tournament is being moved to a different location. One possible destination that is being mentioned is the Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Meanwhile, other sites are also under consideration.
Hoops scheduling nugget: The Battle 4 Atlantis tournament is not expected to be played in the Bahamas this year, sources tell @CBSSports. The initial preferred destination for tournament organizers is the Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. Other cities are still under consideration.
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) September 8, 2020
Utah is one of 8 teams that will participate in the Battle 4 Atlantis, others include Duke, Creighton, Ohio State, West Virginia, Memphis, Wichita State and Texas A&M.
This will be the second time that the Utes will play in the Battle 4 Atlantis. The last time was in head coach Larry Krystkowiak’s first season in 2011.
As of right now, Utah is not allowed to play basketball until January 1, 2021 due to the postponement of all sports competitions made by the Pac-12. The NCAA Basketball Oversight Committee is trying to get the season started by November 25. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott believes that it’s possible that the Pac-12 basketball teams will be allowed to play by then.
Last season, Michigan, Iowa State, North Carolina, Alabama, Gonzaga, Southern Miss, Seton Hall and Oregon participated in the tournament. Michigan knocked off No. 8 Gonzaga in the championship game. North Carolina beat Oregon in the third place game. Four of the eight teams entered the tournament ranked in the top 25.
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