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2017 Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament bracket and schedule released

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Thanks, Northern Iowa!

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Earlier this morning ESPN’s Jeff Goodman broke the first-round matchups for this fall’s Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, and now we have the entire bracket courtesy of the Northern Iowa athletic site.

If you’re attending the event, game dates and times are now available, so you can plan out your vacation around Villanova Basketball like a good fan does.

Villanova will start things off with a matchup against Western Kentucky on Wednesday November 22nd at 2:30pm. If they can win that game, they’ll take on the winner of Purdue and Tennessee.

The Vols aren’t expected to be anything special, but Purdue returns just about everybody other than Caleb Swanigan from last year’s team and is a borderline Top-25 outfit. That’s a potentially intriguing game on Thursday that will be a good early-season test for Jay Wright’s team.

On the other side of the bracket, the Arizona Wildcats loom large. Most college basketball fans will be rooting for an early season Top-10 matchup that the championship game would present for Villanova.