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2013 Battle 4 Atlantis: Third Annual Division I Men's Pre-Season College Tournament Slam Dunks Onto NBC Sports Network And AXS TV


Watch the Battle for Victory Nov. 28-30 on AXS TV and NBC Sports Network

Eight teams will participate in the third annual Battle 4 Atlantis, the richest Division I Men's pre-season college basketball tournament on Nov. 28-30, 2013.  The pulse-pounding event will be televised live on NBC Sports Network and AXS TV from the 3,900-seat arena at the famed Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas.  The 2013 Battle 4 Atlantis field combines teams with 191 NCAA Tournament appearances, 25 Final Four appearances and 5 National Championships and features University of Kansas, Villanova University, University of Tennessee, University of Southern California, University of Iowa, Xavier University, Wake Forest University, and University of Texas at El Paso. 

This talented field will battle through a 12-game tournament televised live to sports fans nationwide.  Starting Nov. 28, AXS TV will air coverage of the tournament at 1 p.m. EST and 3:30 p.m. EST, while NBC Sports will broadcast the daily 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. games.  AXS TV is available nationally on DIRECTV (channel 306), Dish (channel 131), AT&T U-Verse (channel 1106), Verizon FiOS (channel 569) as well as Charter, Comcast Xfinity, Insight, Suddenlink and other TV providers.

 

The Battle 4 Atlantis first game brackets, beginning Nov. 28, are as follows:

Game 1: Villanova University vs. University of Southern California (live at 1 p.m. EST on AXS TV)

Game 2: University of Kansas vs. Wake Forest University (live at 3:30 p.m. EST on AXS TV)

Game 3: Xavier University vs. University of Iowa (live at 7 p.m. p.m. EST on NBC Sports Network)

Game 4: University of Tennessee vs. University of Texas at El Paso (live at 9:30 p.m. EST on NBC Sports Network)

In addition to the world's largest open-air marine habitat, Atlantis also boasts a half-million dollar arena with state-of-the-art regulation facilities, located at the epicenter of the famous resort. Atlantis offers guests lavish accommodations, a Mandara Spa, and a 141-acre waterscape with slides and rivers, as well as the largest casino in the Caribbean and a variety of celebrity-chef dining - including Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill and Todd English's newly opened Olives.

Following last year's Battle 4 Atlantis Championship game between Duke University and University of Louisville, Duke's Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski expressed his satisfaction with the tournament: "We are ecstatic about the win.  It was an endurance race for both teams.  It was a heck of a tournament for us.  We had great hospitality. Everyone you meet has a smile on their face and a warm heart."

"We are excited to welcome the 2013 Battle 4 Atlantis teams to Paradise.  Battle 4 Atlantis continues to be the leading pre-season college basketball tournament and will be for many years to come," says George Markantonis, President & Managing Director, Atlantis, Paradise Island.

Battle 4 Atlantis ticket and travel packages can be booked by calling (800) Atlantis or visiting Battle4Atlantis.com.

About Atlantis, Paradise Island resort, The Bahamas

Atlantis, Paradise Island is a unique, ocean-themed destination located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas, and features a variety of accommodations, all built around a 141-acre waterscape comprised of over 20 million gallons of fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools and habitats.  Home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world, there are over 50,000 marine animals in lagoons and displays, including The Dig, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis.  Atlantis is home to Aquaventure, a non-stop water experience consisting of thrilling water slides, a mile-long river ride with high intensity rapids and wave surges, and never-before-seen special effects.  Dolphin Cay, the resort's interaction and education center, was created with the goal of enlightening visitors about the wonders of these remarkable ocean inhabitants.

The Cove Atlantis, a 600-room resort, features oversized rooms with a step down living space, spectacular designs by acclaimed interior architects Jeffrey Beers and David Rockwell, unprecedented services and amenities, private all-adult and family pools, lavish cabanas and breathtaking views of the ocean.  Atlantis is also known as THE culinary destination in The Caribbean with a collection of restaurants from world-renowned chefs including Nobu Matsuhisa, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Bobby Flay.  The resort boasts an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and shops, casino, and the largest conference center, meeting and convention facilities in The Caribbean.

For further information about Atlantis, Paradise Island; call (954) 809-2000 or visit Atlantis.com.  For reservations, call your travel agent or 800-ATLANTIS.
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