Good luck trying to keep the sequence of events straight but the pairings have been announced for the highly-vaunted Battle 4 Atlantis basketball tournament in the Bahamas.

Finding NBC Sports and on television and/or the Internet should be a priority as well.

What we know for sure is that the University of Louisville will play Samford at the KFC Yum! Center on Nov. 15. indicates that game is considered part of the tournament but it won’t affect the brackets.

Then Rick Pitino’s team will travel to the islands to face Nothern Iowa on Nov. 22, hoping to stay in the winner’s bracket. The best the loser can do after that is compete for fifth place.

UofL will next face the winner or loser of the Missouri vs. Stanford matchup on Nov. 23 at either 3:30 or 9:30 p.m. Other initial matchups include Duke facing Minnesota and Memphis playing Virginia Commonwealth.

NBC Sports Network will air the 7 and 9:30 p.m. games each day, while will air the 1 and 3:30 p.m. games. The championship game will be played at 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 24.


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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

3 thoughts on “U of L basketball opens against Samford”
  1. Why on earth can’t they just do a normal 8 team bracket? That monstrosity gives me a headache…

  2. Where to watch all the Battle for Atlantis action on AXS TV


    DirecTV: Channel #306
    Dish: Channel #131
    AT&T U-Verse: Channel #1106
    Verizon FiOS: Channel #569

    University of Louisville Cardinals
    AT&T U-verse #1106
    Dish #131
    DirecTV #306
    Insight # 928

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