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Top teams to match up in Battle 4 Atlantis

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Aug 05 2014 11:41:57 AM CDT
Updated On: Aug 05 2014 01:20:16 PM CDT
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The first-round matchups were announced Tuesday for the the Battle 4 Atlantis early season tournament in the Bahamas and some of college basketball's heavyweights are involved.

First-round games on Nov. 26 at Imperial Arena in Paradise Island include Oklahoma against UCLA, Florida facing Georgetown, North Carolina taking on Butler and Wisconsin playing UAB.

The UCLA-Oklahoma winner meets the North Carolina-Butler winner the following day, and the Wisconsin-UAB and Florida-Georgetown winners also will square off on Nov. 27. The championship game will be played Nov. 28.

Wisconsin, North Carolina, Florida and Oklahoma are expected to be among the top 15 teams when the preseason college basketball polls come out this fall.

Among the top players in the tournament will be Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker, North Carolina's Marcus Paige, Georgetown's D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera and Florida's Chris Walker.

Villanova is the defending champion.

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