PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — The University of Michigan men’s basketball team has drawn UConn for its opening round game of the Battle 4 Atlantis, as announced by ESPN today (Thursday, Aug. 6). The Wolverines and Huskies will be the finale of four first-round games played on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Atlantis’ 3,900-seat Imperial Arena.
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Playing in the lower half of the bracket the Wolverines will face either Charlotte or Syracuse in the second round on Thursday, Nov. 26. In the upper half of the bracket instate rivals clash as Gonzaga opens vs. Washington, while Texas faces rival Texas A&M.
U-M is 2-1 in the all-time series against UConn, which is a member of the American Athletic Conference (AAC). After winning the 2014 national title, the Huskies were 20-15 last season and fell to SMU in the AAC Tournament championship. UConn’s season concluded with a first-round loss in the NIT.
In the last meeting in the overall series, U-M defeated UConn, 68-63, at Crisler Center on Jan. 17, 2010. U-M’s Manny Harris scored a game-high 18 points.
The 2015 Battle 4 Atlantis welcomes an eight-team field with a combined six NCAA championship titles, 181 NCAA Tournament appearances, 22 Final Four appearances and more than 32 Sweet 16 appearances.READ MORE: GM Secures Tax Abatement For Proposed $1.3B Orion Assembly Plant Investment
All game times will be set at a later date, with all games televised by either ESPN, ESPN2 or AXS TV. Battle 4 Atlantis ticket and travel packages can be booked by calling 1-800-Atlantis or visiting Battle4Atlantis.com.
2015 Battle 4 Atlantis (Paradise Island, Bahamas)
Wednesday, November 25
G1: Gonzaga vs. Washington (ESPN)
G2: Charlotte vs. Syracuse (ESPN)
G3: Texas A&M vs. Texas (AXS TV)
G4: Michigan vs. Connecticut (AXS TV)
Thursday, November 26
G5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 3 (ESPN)
G6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 2 (ESPN)
G7: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 3 (AXS TV)
G8: Loser of Game 4 vs. Loser of Game 2 (AXS TV)
Friday, November 27
G9 (3rd Place): Loser of Game 5 vs. Loser of Game 6 (ESPN)
G10 (Championship): Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6 (ESPN)
G11: Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8 (AXS TV)
G12: Loser of Game 7 vs. Loser of Game 8 (AXS TV)