Kansas basketball to face North Carolina State in opening round of Battle 4 Atlantis event in November


Header image from the Battle 4 Atlantis college basketball tournament from

Header image from the Battle 4 Atlantis college basketball tournament from by Matt Tait

Organizers for the Battle 4 Atlantis college hoops tournament in November recently released the bracket for this year’s event in the Bahamas.

KU will play North Carolina State at 11 a.m. on Nov. 23 in the opening game of the tournament.

The winner of that game will face the winner of the Round 1 matchup between Dayton and Wisconsin the following day.

North Carolina State is led by sixth-year coach Kevin Keatts. The Wolfpack finished 11-21 last season (4-16 in the ACC) and are 1-11 all-time in the series with Kansas.

KU lost to Dayton last year in the second round of the ESPN Events Invitaitonal in Orlando and also faced the Flyers in the championship game of the Maui Invitational in 2019, when KU won an overtime thriller.

The other side of the Atlantis bracket features USC taking on BYU and Tennessee facing Butler. The winners of those games will also play on Nov. 24 and the finals are set for Nov. 25.


Bryce Landon 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Excellent! Kansas and NC State had a bit of a rivalry with each other in the 1980s stemming from Danny Manning's decision to attend KU instead of a school in the state of North Carolina, so it will be great to resume the series with NCSU. If my memory serves me right, KU and NCSU haven't played each other since the Sweet 16 of the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

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