FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 29th, 2013
NBC SPORTS NETWORK TO DELIVER 15 HOURS OF 2013 BATTLE 4 ATLANTIS, INCLUDING CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Third Annual Tournament To Air November 28-30 on NBC Sports Network
Teams Include Kansas, Villanova, Wake Forest and Xavier
Stamford, Conn — July, 29 2013 — The third annual Battle 4 Atlantis men’s college basketball tournament will tip off Thursday, November 28th at 7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. NBC Sports Network’s 15 hours of coverage will feature first-round games, both semifinal contests, the Battle 4 Atlantis consolation game, and the Battle 4 Atlantis Championship.
Featuring University of Kansas, Villanova University, University of Tennessee, University of Southern California, University of Iowa, Wake Forest University, Xavier University and University of Texas at El Paso, the 2013 Battle 4 Atlantis field combines 191 NCAA Tournament appearances, 25 Final Four appearances and 5 National Championships.
NBC Sports Network will broadcast the daily 7 p.m. ET and 9:30 p.m. ET games Thursday-Saturday nights. NBC Sports Network’s coverage will begin with a Big East vs. Big Ten matchup between Xavier and Iowa, live from the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Then at 9:30 p.m. ET, Tennessee takes on Texas-El Paso.
NBC Sports Network coverage continues on Friday, November 29 with the tournament Semifinals. At 7 p.m. ET, the winner of Xavier-Iowa takes on the victor of the first round game between Tennessee and University of Texas-El Paso. In Friday’s nightcap, the winner of Kansas vs. Wake Forest will take the court against either Villanova or USC.
Coverage concludes on Saturday night with the Battle 4 Atlantis Championship at 9:30 p.m. ET., preceded by the consolation game at 7 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports Network Battle 4 Atlantis Schedule:
|Thursday, November 28||Xavier – Iowa||7 p.m.|
|Thursday, November 28||Tennessee – Texas-El Paso||9:30 p.m.|
|Friday, November 29||Battle 4 Atlantis Semifinal||7 p.m.|
|Friday, November 29||Battle 4 Atlantis Semifinal||9:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, November 30||Battle 4 Atlantis Consolation||7 p.m.|
|Saturday, November 30||Battle 4 Atlantis Championship||9:30 p.m.|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–