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Posted by Tom on 2012/8/22 11:13:43 (832 reads) News by the same author

The University of Missouri's road to a championship in the "Battle 4 Atlantis" basketball tournament over Thanksgiving weekend will undoubtedly be very difficult. The Tigers will be joined by a handful of powerhouse programs, including Duke and Louisville, in the nationally televised event.

Mizzou will open tournament play on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 22nd) at 12 noon central time against the defending NIT Champion Stanford Cardinal out of the Pac-12 Conference. The game will be televised on AXS-TV and broadcast on KTTN FM 92.3.

Other quarterfinal games on Thanksgiving Day will be Duke against Minnesota at 2:30, Memphis against Virginia Commonwealth at 6:00, and Louisville against Northern Iowa at 8:30. The Duke-Minnesota game will be televised on AXS, with the two late games on the NBC Sports Network.

The tournament continues on Friday, November 23rd with two losers bracket semifinals at 12 noon and 2:30. Missouri, if they lose to Stanford, would play the Louisville-Northern Iowa loser at 2:30. If Missouri beats Stanford, the Tigers would play either Memphis or VCU in a 6:00 semifinal. The two loser's bracket games will be on AXS-TV and the two semifinals on the NBC Sports Network.

Saturday, November 24th will bring a seventh-place game at noon, the fifth place game at 2:30, the third place game at 6:00, and the championship game at 8:30.

The tournament games will be played at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, in the Bahamas.

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