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UCLA will play three games at the Atlantis Resort from Nov. 26-28, 2014
2014 Battle 4 Atlantis Bracket Revealed
By: UCLA Athletics

LOS ANGELES - The UCLA men’s basketball team will face Oklahoma in its first game of the 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis on Paradise Island near Nassau, Bahamas on Wednesday, Nov. 26.

UCLA’s game versus Oklahoma will be nationally televised by ESPN2, slated for tipoff at 11:30 a.m. (PT) inside the 3,900-seat Imperial Arena inside the Atlantis resort. The eight-team bracket was announced earlier Tuesday by

The Bruins will face either Butler or North Carolina on Thursday, Nov. 27, the second day of the three-day tournament. The four teams on the opposite side of the bracket from UCLA include Alabama-Birmingham (UAB), Florida, Georgetown and Wisconsin. UCLA will play one of those four schools on Friday, Nov. 28.

The Bruins went 28-9 last season, winning the Pac-12 Tournament before advancing to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 for the first time since 2008. With head coach Steve Alford entering his second season at UCLA (his 24th year as a collegiate head coach), the Bruins will return eight letterwinners from last season’s team, highlighted by senior Norman Powell, junior Tony Parker and sophomore Bryce Alford.

UCLA has gone 3-0 all-time against Oklahoma, with the most recent victory taking place Jan. 4, 1975, in Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins won that game, 111-66, during the final season of head coach John Wooden’s career.

Oklahoma went 23-10 last year, including a 12-6 record in Big 12 Conference action. Oklahoma lost to North Dakota State in overtime, 80-75, in a second-round meeting of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The Sooners are led by head coach Lon Kruger, entering his fourth season at the helm of Oklahoma’s basketball program.

All Battle 4 Atlantis games will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN2 or AXS TV. AXS TV is available nationally on AT&T U-verse (channel 1106), DirecTV (channel 340), Dish Network (channel 167), Verizon FiOS (channel 569) as well as Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, Suddenlink and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also distributed in Canada, Mexico and the Carribean. Go to for local listings.

This will mark the fourth year of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Previous winners include Harvard in 2011, Duke in 2012 and Villanova in 2013.


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