Battle 4 Atlantis

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Battle 4 Atlantis
Battle 4 Atlantis.png
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)
Baylor
Most titlesVillanova
Baylor (2)
TV partner(s)ESPN
Sponsor(s)Bad Boy Mowers
Official websiteBattle4Atlantis

The Battle 4 Atlantis (currently branded as: Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis) is an early-season college basketball tournament that takes place in late November of each year, at Atlantis Paradise Island on Paradise Island in The Bahamas, on the week of the US holiday of Thanksgiving. 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]

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 history

Tournament champions

Men's
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]
Women's
Year Winner Score Opponent Tournament MVP
2021 South Carolina 73–53 UConn Aliyah Boston, South Carolina[16]

Men's Mainland bracket champions

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

Repeat participants

Team Years Record Best Finish Last
Villanova 2 6–0 1st (2013, 2017) 2017
Michigan 2 5–1 1st (2019) 2019
Tennessee 2 4–2 3rd (2017) 2017
Louisville 2 4–2 2nd (2012, 2016) 2016
VCU 2 3–3 4th (2012) 2016
Stanford 2 2–4 6th (2012) 2018
Northern Iowa 2 2–4 2nd (2017) 2017
UConn 2 3–3 3rd (2011) 2015
Florida 2 2–4 6th (2014, 2018) 2018
Oklahoma 2 4–2 2nd (2014) 2018
Butler 2 3–3 3rd (2014) 2018
North Carolina 2 4–2 3rd (2019) 2019
Gonzaga 2 4–2 2nd (2019) 2019

Brackets

* – Denotes overtime period

2021

[17] [18]

Men
  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 State  63  
       Loyola  61  
     Loyola  53          Michigan State  64  
   19  Auburn  62        22  UConn  60  
   19  Auburn  109
     22  UConn  115**  
   19  Auburn  89          Michigan State  58
     Syracuse  68        6  Baylor  75
       Syracuse  55  
         VCU  67  
   Syracuse  92          VCU  61
  7th Place Game
Friday, November 26
       Arizona State  84        6  Baylor  69     3rd Place Game
Friday, November 26
     Loyola  77    6  Baylor  75    22  UConn  70
     ASU  59        Arizona State  63        VCU  63
Women
  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
                                               
     2  UConn  88  
       Minnesota  58  
     Minnesota  70        2  UConn  60  
     Syracuse  63        23  South Florida  53  
   23  South Florida  77
       Syracuse  53  
     Minnesota  69        2  UConn  57
     Oklahoma  88        1  South Carolina  73
     9  Oregon  98  
         Oklahoma  93  
   Oklahoma  93        9  Oregon  63
  7th Place Game        Buffalo  72        1  South Carolina  80     3rd Place Game
     Syracuse  79    1  South Carolina  88    23  South Florida  71
     Buffalo  88        Buffalo  60      9  Oregon  62

2020

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

Men [20]
  • Duke
  • Ohio State
  • West Virginia
  • Utah
  • Texas A&M
  • Wichita State
  • Creighton
  • Memphis
Women [4]

2019

[21][22]

  5th Place Game
November 29
Consolation 2nd Round
November 28
First Round
November 27
Semifinals
November 28
Championship
November 29
                                               
       Michigan  83  
       Iowa State  76  
     Iowa State  104          Michigan  73  
     Alabama  89        6  North Carolina  64  
   6  North Carolina  76
       Alabama  67  
     Iowa State  76          Michigan  82
   13  Seton Hall  84        8  Gonzaga  64
     8  Gonzaga  94  
         Southern Miss  69  
   Southern Miss  56        8  Gonzaga  73
  7th place game      13  Seton Hall  81        11  Oregon  72     3rd Place Game
     Alabama  83    13  Seton Hall  69    6  North Carolina  78
     Southern Miss  68      11  Oregon  71      11  Oregon  74

[23]

2018

  5th Place Game
November 23
Consolation 2nd Round
November 22
First Round
November 21
Semifinals
November 22
Championship
November 23
                                               
       Florida  60  
       Oklahoma  65  
     Florida  72          Oklahoma  58  
     Stanford  49        25  Wisconsin  78  
   25  Wisconsin  62
       Stanford  46  
     Florida  54        25  Wisconsin  46
     Butler  61        4  Virginia  53
       Butler  64  
         Dayton  69  
   Butler  84          Dayton  59
  7th place game        Middle Tennessee  53        4  Virginia  66     3rd Place Game
     Stanford  67    4  Virginia  74      Oklahoma  65
     Middle Tennessee  54        Middle Tennessee  52        Dayton  54

[24]

2017

  5th Place Game
November 24
Consolation 2nd Round
November 23
First Round
November 22
Semifinals
November 23
Championship
November 24
                                               
     18  Purdue  60  
       Tennessee  78*  
   18  Purdue  73          Tennessee  60  
     Western Kentucky  77        5  Villanova  85  
   5  Villanova  66
       Western Kentucky  58  
     Western Kentucky  63        5  Villanova  64
     SMU  61          Northern Iowa  50
       NC State  90  
       2  Arizona  84  
 2  Arizona  60          NC State  60
  7th place game        SMU  66          Northern Iowa  64     3rd Place Game
   18  Purdue  89      SMU  58      Tennessee  67
   2  Arizona  64        Northern Iowa  61        NC State  58
Mainland Bracket
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

2016

  5th Place Game
November 25
Consolation 2nd Round
November 24
First Round
November 23
Semifinals
November 24
Championship
November 25
                                               
     24  Michigan State  73  
       St. John's  62  
     St. John's  69        24  Michigan State  58  
     VCU  75        20  Baylor  73  
   20  Baylor  71
       VCU  63  
     VCU  85        20  Baylor  66
     LSU  74        10  Louisville  63
       Wichita State  82  
         LSU  47  
   LSU  66          Wichita State  52
  7th place game        Old Dominion  60        10  Louisville  62     3rd Place Game
     St. John's  55    10  Louisville  68*    24  Michigan State  77
     Old Dominion  63        Old Dominion  62        Wichita State  72
Mainland Games

Mainland Battle 4 Atlantis was unbracketed for 2016.

2015

  5th Place Game
November 27
Consolation 2nd Round
November 26
First Round
November 25
Semifinals
November 26
Championship
November 27
                                               
     10  Gonzaga  80  
       Washington  64  
     Texas  82        10  Gonzaga  61  
     Washington  70        25  Texas A&M  62  
   25  Texas A&M  82
       Texas  73  
     Texas  72        25  Texas A&M  67
     Michigan  78          Syracuse  74
       Michigan  60  
       18  UConn  74  
   Michigan  102        18  UConn  76
  7th place game        Charlotte  47          Syracuse  79     3rd Place Game
     Washington  71      Charlotte  70    10  Gonzaga  73
     Charlotte  66        Syracuse  83      18  UConn  70
Mainland Bracket
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

[25]

2014

  5th Place Game
November 28
Consolation 2nd Round
November 27
First Round
November 26
Semifinals
November 27
Championship
November 28
                                               
     2  Wisconsin  72  
       UAB  43  
     UAB  46        2  Wisconsin  68  
   18  Florida  57          Georgetown  65  
   18  Florida  65
       Georgetown  66*  
   18  Florida  64        2  Wisconsin  69
   5  North Carolina  75          Oklahoma  56
     22  UCLA  65  
         Oklahoma  75  
 22  UCLA  56          Oklahoma  59
  7th place game      5  North Carolina  78          Butler  46     3rd Place Game
     UAB  76      Butler  74      Georgetown  58
   22  UCLA  88      5  North Carolina  66        Butler  64
Mainland Bracket
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

[26]

2013

  5th Place Game
November 30
Consolation 2nd Round
November 29
First Round
November 28
Semifinals
November 29
Championship
November 30
                                               
     2  Kansas  87  
       Wake Forest  78  
     Wake Forest  77        2  Kansas  59  
     USC  63          Villanova  63  
     Villanova  93
       USC  79  
     Wake Forest  63          Villanova  88*
     Tennessee  82        23  Iowa  83
       Tennessee  70  
         UTEP  78  
   Tennessee  64          UTEP  53
  7th place game        Xavier  49        23  Iowa  89     3rd Place Game
     USC  84      Xavier  74    2  Kansas  67
     Xavier  78      5  Iowa  77*        UTEP  63

[27]

2012

  5th Place Game
November 24
Consolation 2nd Round
November 23
First Round
November 22
Semifinals
November 23
Championship
November 24
                                               
     2  Louisville  51  
       Northern Iowa  46  
     Northern Iowa  50        2  Louisville  84  
     Stanford  66        13  Missouri  61  
   13  Missouri  78
       Stanford  70  
     Stanford  63        2  Louisville  71
     Minnesota  84        5  Duke  76
     19  Memphis  65  
         VCU  78  
 19  Memphis  75          VCU  58
  7th place game        Minnesota  84        5  Duke  67     3rd Place Game
   19  Memphis  52    5  Duke  89    13  Missouri  68
     Northern Iowa  47        Minnesota  71        VCU  65
Mainland Bracket
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

2011

  5th Place Game
November 26
Consolation 2nd Round
November 25
First Round
November 24
Semifinals
November 25
Championship
November 26
                                               
     4  Connecticut  73  
       UNC Asheville  63  
     UNC Asheville  66        4  Connecticut  63  
     College of Charleston  68          UCF  68  
   13  UCF  74
       College of Charleston  63  
     College of Charleston  85        2  UCF  49
     UMass  61        5  Harvard  59
       Utah  47  
         Harvard  75  
 19  Utah  75          Harvard  46
  7th place game        UMass  89        22  Florida State  41     3rd Place Game
   19  UNC Asheville  87    22  Florida State  73    4  Connecticut  78*
     Utah  65        UMass  53      22  Florida State  76

[28]

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