MADISON, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) The Wisconsin men's basketball team will open against Alabama-Birmingham in their opening game of the "Battle-4-Atlantis" Thanksgiving weekend tournament in the Bahamas. Pairings were announced Tuesday.
Wisconsin faces U-A-B the night of November 26th -- Thanksgiving Eve -- and will then play either Georgetown or Florida in its second contest.
In the other first round games, Butler takes on North Carolina -- and Oklahoma plays U-C-L-A.
Twelve games will take place in the three-day tournament at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island. The Marquette men will play Georgia Tech on Thanksgiving night at the Orlando Classic holiday tournament. It will be the last of four games among the eight invited teams.
Santa Clara will face Tennessee in the opening contest. Kansas will then go against Rhode Island, and Michigan State plays Rider.
The title game will be played November 30th, along with games for third, fifth, and seventh place.