Dec. 3, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- The UAB men's basketball team is one of eight teams that has been selected to play in the 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament at the Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort, tournament officials announced on Tuesday.
The fourth-annual Battle 4 Atlantis, which will be held the week of Thanksgiving (Nov. 26-28, 2014) features eight elite teams -- North Carolina, UCLA, Georgetown, Florida, Butler, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and UAB.
The eight teams that will participate in the event have a combined 195 NCAA tournament appearances, as well as 53 Final Four appearances and 20 NCAA national championships.
"The Battle 4 Atlantis gives UAB basketball a great opportunity to go against some of the best teams in the history of college basketball," head coach Jerod Haase said. "We are very excited to be chosen for this event and feel like this is one more way that we can take UAB basketball to the next level."
The 12-game tournament also welcomes ESPN and AXS TV as new television sponsors for the 2014 tournament, which will air on both networks from Atlantis' Imperial Arena.
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