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2014 Battle 4 Atlantis bracket set, Badgers begin with UAB

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MADISON, Wis. -- One of the most anticipated tournaments of the 2014-15 college basketball season now has a bracket. On Tuesday, ESPN and the Atlantis Resort announced the pairings for the 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis on Nov. 26-28 at Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Wisconsin will face UAB in the opening round game on Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. (CT) on AXS TV before taking on either Florida or Georgetown in its second game. The Badgers and Blazers have never met on the basketball court. The other first-round match-ups pit UCLA against Oklahoma and North Carolina vs. Butler.

The 12-game tournament will feature five teams from the 2014 NCAA Tournament as the eight participating teams own a combined 200 NCAA tournament appearances, as well as 54 Final Fours and 20 national championships.

This will mark the Badgers’ eighth tropical-location tournament in the last 10 years. UW has made recent appearances in the Cancun Challenge (2013), the Las Vegas Invitational (2012), the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla. (2011), the Maui Invitational (2009), the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands (2008), the South Padre (Texas) Invitational (2006) and the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands (2005).

All 12 games will take place at the luxurious Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island. The half-million dollar temporary on-site arena boasts state-of-the-art regulation facilities at the epicenter of the world’s largest open-air marine habitat complete with lavish guest accommodations, restaurants, bars, spa, lounges, waterslides and the largest casino in The Bahamas.

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