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Villanova Basketball to face Texas Tech in Battle 4 Atlantis

The first opponent and time is known.

NCAA BASKETBALL: MAR 25 Div I Men’s Championship - Elite Eight - Team v Team
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 25: Villanova’s Wild Cat during an Elite Eight matchup between the Villanova Wildcats and the Texas Tech Red Raiders on March 25, 2018, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Wildcats defeated the Red Raiders 71-59
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The time and first opponent for Villanova’s third trip to the Battle 4 Atlantis is now known. ESPN and the Tournament announced on Wednesday that the Red Raiders and Wildcats will meet in the pre-season tournament in the Bahamas.

Tipoff from the Imperial Arena on Paradise Island is slated for 2:30p ET on Wednesday, November 22nd, and will be broadcast on ESPN for the Thanksgiving Week tournament.

The historic series between the two schools is tied 2-2, with ‘Nova winning the most recent battle 2018 Elite 8 contest en route to the school’s third NCAA National Championship.

North Carolina and Northern Iowa are on the same side of the bracket; the winners and losers would match up on Thanksgiving Day.

The Battle also has matchups of Michigan vs. Memphis and Arkansas vs. Stanford.

Villanova has previously participated in this early-season event in 2013 and 2017, returning to the Main Line as tournament champions on both occasions. The Wildcats and Baylor are the only two-time champions of the Battle 4 Atlantis.