Battle 4 Atlantis

The Battle 4 Atlantis is an early-season college basketball tournament. It takes place at Atlantis Paradise Island on Paradise Island in The Bahamas, on the week of the US holiday of Thanksgiving. For sponsorship purposes, the tournament is officially named Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis. The games are played in the Imperial Arena, a grand ballroom which is turned into a basketball venue.[1] The tournament is known for being the richest Division I men's early-season college basketball tournament. Schools are awarded $2 million in exchange for their participation in the men's event.[2]

Battle 4 Atlantis
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Logo of the Battle 4 Atlantis
SportCollege basketball
Founded2011 (men)
2020 (women)
FounderKerzner International
No. of teams8
CountryBahamas
Venue(s)Imperial Arena
Paradise Island, The Bahamas
Most recent
champion(s)
Tennessee
Most titlesVillanova
Baylor (2)
TV partner(s)ESPN
Sponsor(s)Bad Boy Mowers
Official websiteBattle4Atlantis

In 2020, the tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was scheduled to include a women's Battle 4 Atlantis tournament which also would have featured eight teams.[3][4]

Tournament historyEdit

Tournament championsEdit

Men'sEdit

Year Winner Score Opponent Tournament MVP
2011 Harvard 59–49 UCF Keith Wright, Harvard[5]
2012 Duke 76–71 Louisville Quinn Cook, Duke[6]
2013 Villanova 88–83OT Iowa James Bell, Villanova[7]
2014 Wisconsin 69–56 Oklahoma Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin[8]
2015 Syracuse 74–67 Texas A&M Michael Gbinije, Syracuse[9]
2016 Baylor 66–63 Louisville Johnathan Motley, Baylor[10]
2017 Villanova 64–50 Northern Iowa Jalen Brunson, Villanova[11]
2018 Virginia 53–46 Wisconsin De'Andre Hunter, Virginia[12]
2019 Michigan 82–64 Gonzaga Jon Teske, Michigan[13]
2020 Canceled due to COVID-19[14]
2021 Baylor 75–58 Michigan State James Akinjo, Baylor[15]
2022 Tennessee 64–50 Kansas Santiago Vescovi, Tennessee

Women'sEdit

Year Winner Score Opponent Tournament MVP
2020 Canceled due to COVID-19
2021 South Carolina 73–53 UConn Aliyah Boston, South Carolina[16]
2022 UCLA 66–58OT Marquette Charisma Osborne, UCLA

Men's Mainland bracket championsEdit

Year Winner Score Opponent
2012 Florida Gulf Coast 72–66 Toledo
2014 Chattanooga 78–67 Coastal Carolina
2015 Texas A&M–CC 85–81 Elon
2017 UMBC 89–88 Nicholls State

BracketsEdit

* – Denotes overtime period

2023Edit

2022Edit

Men'sEdit

5th Place Game
Friday, November 25
Consolation 2nd Round
Thursday, November 24
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsChampionship
Friday, November 25
3Kansas80
NC State74
NC State763Kansas69*
Dayton64Wisconsin68
Dayton42
Wisconsin43
NC State763Kansas50
Butler6122Tennessee64
USC82
BYU76
7th Place Game
Friday, November 25
BYU70USC663rd Place Game
Friday, November 25
Butler7522Tennessee73*
Dayton7522Tennessee71Wisconsin64
BYU79*Butler45USC59

Women'sEdit

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5th Place Game
Monday, November 21
Consolation 2nd Round
Sunday, November 20
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsChampionship
Monday, November 21
11Tennessee94
Rutgers54
Rutgers5611Tennessee63
South Dakota State75UCLA80
UCLA72
South Dakota State65
South Dakota State6520UCLA66*
10Louisville55Marquette58
6Louisville67
Gonzaga79
7th Place Game
Monday, November 21
6Louisville71Gonzaga663rd Place Game
Monday, November 21
3Texas63Marquette70
Rutgers443Texas6123тTennessee72
19Texas82Marquette68Gonzaga73

2021Edit

[18][19]

Men'sEdit

5th Place Game
Friday, November 26
Consolation 2nd Round
Thursday, November 25
First Round
Wednesday, November 24
Semifinals
Thursday, November 25
Championship
Friday, November 26
Michigan State63
Loyola61
Loyola53Michigan State64
19Auburn6222UConn60
19Auburn109
22UConn115**
19Auburn89Michigan State58
Syracuse686Baylor75
Syracuse55
VCU67
7th Place Game
Friday, November 26
Syracuse92VCU613rd Place Game
Friday, November 26
Arizona State846Baylor69
Loyola776Baylor7522UConn70
Arizona State59Arizona State63VCU63

Women'sEdit

5th Place Game
Monday, November 22
Consolation 2nd Round
Sunday, November 21
First Round
Saturday, November 20
Semifinals
Sunday, November 21
Championship
Monday, November 22
2UConn88
Minnesota58
Minnesota702UConn60
Syracuse6323South Florida53
23South Florida77
Syracuse53
Minnesota692UConn57
Oklahoma881South Carolina73
9Oregon98
Oklahoma93
7th Place GameOklahoma939Oregon633rd Place Game
Buffalo721South Carolina80
Syracuse791South Carolina8823South Florida71
Buffalo88Buffalo609Oregon62

2020Edit

2020 Battle 4 Atlantis was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[20]

Men'sEdit

  • Duke
  • Ohio State
  • West Virginia
  • Utah
  • Texas A&M
  • Wichita State
  • Creighton
  • Memphis

[21]

Women'sEdit

[4]

2019Edit

[22][23]

5th Place Game
November 29
Consolation 2nd Round
November 28
First Round
November 27
Semifinals
November 28
Championship
November 29
Michigan83
Iowa State76
Iowa State104Michigan73
Alabama896North Carolina64
6North Carolina76
Alabama67
Iowa State76Michigan82
13Seton Hall848Gonzaga64
8Gonzaga94
Southern Miss69
7th place gameSouthern Miss568Gonzaga733rd Place Game
13Seton Hall8111Oregon72
Alabama8313Seton Hall696North Carolina78
Southern Miss6811Oregon7111Oregon74

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2018Edit

5th Place Game
November 23
Consolation 2nd Round
November 22
First Round
November 21
Semifinals
November 22
Championship
November 23
Florida60
Oklahoma65
Florida72Oklahoma58
Stanford4925Wisconsin78
25Wisconsin62
Stanford46
Florida5425Wisconsin46
Butler614Virginia53
Butler64
Dayton69
7th place gameButler84Dayton593rd Place Game
Middle Tennessee534Virginia66
Stanford674Virginia74Oklahoma65
Middle Tennessee54Middle Tennessee52Dayton54

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2017Edit

5th Place Game
November 24
Consolation 2nd Round
November 23
First Round
November 22
Semifinals
November 23
Championship
November 24
18Purdue60
Tennessee78*
18Purdue73Tennessee60
Western Kentucky775Villanova85
5Villanova66
Western Kentucky58
Western Kentucky635Villanova64
SMU61Northern Iowa50
NC State90
2Arizona84
7th place game2Arizona60NC State603rd Place Game
SMU66Northern Iowa64
18Purdue89SMU58Tennessee67
2Arizona64Northern Iowa61NC State58

Mainland BracketEdit

Mainland Bracket
November 23
Mainland Championship game
November 24
      
Nicholls State 76
Presbyterian 64
Nicholls State 88
UMBC 89
Chicago State 73
UMBC 84 Mainland 3rd place game
November 24
Presbyterian 75
Chicago State 73

2016Edit

5th Place Game
November 25
Consolation 2nd Round
November 24
First Round
November 23
Semifinals
November 24
Championship
November 25
24Michigan State73
St. John's62
St. John's6924Michigan State58
VCU7520Baylor73
20Baylor71
VCU63
VCU8520Baylor66
LSU7410Louisville63
Wichita State82
LSU47
7th place gameLSU66Wichita State523rd Place Game
Old Dominion6010Louisville62
St. John's5510Louisville68*24Michigan State77
Old Dominion63Old Dominion62Wichita State72

Mainland GamesEdit

Mainland Battle 4 Atlantis was unbracketed for 2016.

2015Edit

5th Place Game
November 27
Consolation 2nd Round
November 26
First Round
November 25
Semifinals
November 26
Championship
November 27
10Gonzaga80
Washington64
Texas8210Gonzaga61
Washington7025Texas A&M62
25Texas A&M82
Texas73
Texas7225Texas A&M67
Michigan78Syracuse74
Michigan60
18UConn74
7th place gameMichigan10218UConn763rd Place Game
Charlotte47Syracuse79
Washington71Charlotte7010Gonzaga73
Charlotte66Syracuse8318UConn70

Mainland BracketEdit

Mainland Bracket
November 26
Mainland Championship game
November 27
      
Texas A&M–CC 73
Furman 69
Texas A&M-CC 85
Elon 81
Mount St. Mary's 74
Elon 79 Mainland 3rd place game
November 27
Furman 69
Mount St. Mary's 60

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2014Edit

5th Place Game
November 28
Consolation 2nd Round
November 27
First Round
November 26
Semifinals
November 27
Championship
November 28
2Wisconsin72
UAB43
UAB462Wisconsin68
18Florida57Georgetown65
18Florida65
Georgetown66*
18Florida642Wisconsin69
5North Carolina75Oklahoma56
22UCLA65
Oklahoma75
7th place game22UCLA56Oklahoma593rd Place Game
5North Carolina78Butler46
UAB76Butler74Georgetown58
22UCLA885North Carolina66Butler64

Mainland BracketEdit

Mainland Bracket
November 26
Mainland Championship game
November 27
      
Coastal Carolina 61
Louisiana–Monroe 48
Coastal Carolina 67
Chattanooga 78
Robert Morris 46
Chattanooga 61 Mainland 3rd place game
November 27
Robert Morris 71
Louisiana–Monroe 54

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2013Edit

5th Place Game
November 30
Consolation 2nd Round
November 29
First Round
November 28
Semifinals
November 29
Championship
November 30
2Kansas87
Wake Forest78
Wake Forest772Kansas59
USC63Villanova63
Villanova93
USC79
Wake Forest63Villanova88*
Tennessee8223Iowa83
Tennessee70
UTEP78
7th place gameTennessee64UTEP533rd Place Game
Xavier4923Iowa89
USC84Xavier742Kansas67
Xavier785Iowa77*UTEP63

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2012Edit

5th Place Game
November 24
Consolation 2nd Round
November 23
First Round
November 22
Semifinals
November 23
Championship
November 24
2Louisville51
Northern Iowa46
Northern Iowa502Louisville84
Stanford6613Missouri61
13Missouri78
Stanford70
Stanford632Louisville71
Minnesota845Duke76
19Memphis65
VCU78
7th place game19Memphis75VCU583rd Place Game
Minnesota845Duke67
19Memphis525Duke8913Missouri68
Northern Iowa47Minnesota71VCU65

Mainland BracketEdit

Mainland Bracket
November 21
Mainland Championship game
November 22
      
Samford 69
Toledo 82
Toledo 66
Florida Gulf Coast 72
Florida Gulf Coast 50
Alcorn State 48 Mainland 3rd place game
November 24
Samford 65
Alcorn State 69

2011Edit

5th Place Game
November 26
Consolation 2nd Round
November 25
First Round
November 24
Semifinals
November 25
Championship
November 26
4Connecticut73
UNC Asheville63
UNC Asheville664Connecticut63
College of Charleston68UCF68
UCF74
College of Charleston63
College of Charleston85UCF49
UMass61Harvard59
Utah47
Harvard75
7th place gameUtah75Harvard463rd Place Game
UMass8922Florida State41
UNC Asheville8722Florida State734Connecticut78*
Utah65UMass5322Florida State76

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ReferencesEdit

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