Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Basketball: UW to Play in Battle 4 Atlantis 2022 vs.
Jon Rothstein, the only person who was happy to see March 2020 repeat itself for 14 months, reported Thursday afternoon that the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team will be part of the 2022 Battle 4 Atlantis field.
Sources: Kansas, Tennessee, USC, NC State, Wisconsin, Butler, Dayton, and BYU will headline Battle 4 Atlantis 2022.
– Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 27, 2021
This makes Wisconsin’s third trip to the prestigious Thanksgiving Week college basketball tournament. In 2014, they successively rushed to UAB, Georgetown and Oklahoma to win their first of many trophies this season. In 2018, the Badgers beat Stanford and Oklahoma before losing to highly ranked Virginia in a game where the box score indicates the exact basketball crime you expect.
Obviously, the game you hope to see is Wisconsin will face Kansas at some point this week. The Jayhawks are non-ACC blue blood with a ton of recent success, and the Badgers are still in need of revenge for the last time they played in december 1969. USC and Dayton are two other solid programs that haven’t faced the Badgers in recent years, but I don’t have the Kansas cache that makes me want to dig back into historical schedules.
The other four participants were probably drafted in Bucky’s fifth trimester at some point. Butler knocked out the Badgers from the 2011 NCAA Tournament in their first Final Four run under Brad Stevens. Ben Brust hoisted seven threes to beat BYU in one game including summary Brust said nicely but not “why was there a mini-tournament in a suburb so far from Chicago, it’s on the other side of O’Hare.” (Editor’s note: I was at this game and it was far from my Chicago apartment.) NC state was the Badgers Big Ten / ACC Challenge dance partner recently, and Madison’s home and Tennessee home stage has been turned upside down due to COVID-19.
While the full number of packages for 2022 isn’t available, if you want Thanksgiving to remember, start saving now. Flight, hotel, and single three-game tickets to the 2021 Battle 4 Atlantis tournament cost around $ 4,400, roughly the price of a Bad Boy Mower.