NCAA Basketball: 2022 Battle 4 Atlantis preview, predictions

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Battle 4 Atlantis Baylor Bears Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Battle 4 Atlantis has become one of the preeminent tournaments of the early college basketball season. The Bahamas often attract some of the best teams in the country to fight for the right to lift the trophy (and improve their resume for March).

The 11th year of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament promises to be another great one. The 12-game, three-day tournament will once again be inviting eight teams to Paradise Island, all but two coming from major conferences (and the two that aren’t are significant mid-majors in their own right).

This year’s field includes one of the best mid-majors in the country, several of the nation’s top coaches, and college basketball’s defending champions. Wisconsin is the only team competing this year that has won the tournament in the past, securing the title in 2014 when Frank Kaminsky was still roaming the court.

The Battle 4 Atlantis is set to tip off in the coming days. What should fans look out for during the annual Bahamas event?

The tournament is set to tip off the day before Thanksgiving and take college basketball fans through the Black Friday frenzy. There are four games on Thanksgiving, so taking a break from family and football is an option.

While several tournaments overlap with the Battle 4 Atlantis, none have the exact same three-day schedule, so viewers won’t have to pick allegiances during the holiday week. If you can make it to the Bahamas and out of the cold (if you’re in the cold), even better.

Let’s start by taking a glance at the field and some of the key players involved.

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