Basketball Men | 02 August 2022
LOS ANGELES– The USC men’s basketball team will face BYU on November 23 in the first round of the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis 2022, to be held at the Atlantis Paradise Island resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas, it was announced. Announced today (Aug. 2. The tournament will be held over the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 23-25. The game against BYU is at 2 p.m. PT and broadcast on ESPN2.
The winner of the USC-BYU opening round game will face the winner of the Tennessee-Butler game in the semifinals on Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving) at 10:30 a.m. PT. The semifinals will be broadcast on ESPN2. The two teams that lose the opening round match will face off on November 24 at 3:30 p.m. PT and the match will be shown on ESPNU. The matches of the final round of the tournament will be played on November 25. The USC’s final game is against one of the Kansas, North Carolina State, Dayton and Wisconsin quartet teams who play on the other side of the bracket.
The 2021-22 Trojans tied the record for school wins in one season by going 26-8, finishing third in the Pac-12 and advancing to the 2022 NCAA tournament.
The Trojans of 2022-23 will be led by a highly returning core of guards Boogie Ellis (12.5 ppg), Drew Peterson (12.4 ppg) and Reese Dixon Waters (4.8 pages). In addition, USC gives back to stock market players Harrison Hornery (F), Kobe Johnson (G), Joshua Morgan (F) and Malik Thomas (G). The 2022-23 Trojans will also feature center Vincent Iwuchukwu’s No. 6-ranked freshman class, forward, Kijani Wright, and guards Tre White and Oziyah Sellers.
BYU went 24-11 during the 2021-22 season and advanced to the NIT where it fell to Washington State in the quarterfinals. BYU has won 20 or more games in 16 of the last 17 seasons.
USC is all-time 8-3 against BYU, winning the final meeting 70-53 on December 1, 2020 in the first round of the Legends Classic in Uncasville, Conn.
2022 Battle4Atlantis (All Time Pacific)
Wednesday November 23
Game 1 – Kansas vs. NC State, 9:00 a.m. (ESPN)
Game 2 – Dayton vs. Wisconsin, 11:30 a.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)
Game 3 – USC vs. BYU, 2 p.m. (ESPN2)
Game 4 – Tennessee vs. Butler, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving)
Game 5 – Winner G1 vs. Winner G2, 8 a.m. (ESPN)
Game 6 – Winner G3 vs. Winner G4, 10:30 a.m. (ESPN2)
Game 7 – G1 Loser vs. G2 Loser, 1:00 PM (ESPNEWS)
Game 8 – G3 Loser vs. G4 Loser, 3:30 PM (ESPNU)
Friday 25 Nov
Championship – Winner G5 vs. G6 Winner, 10am (ESPN2)
Third Place – G5 Loser vs. G6 loser, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Fifth Place – Winner G7 vs. G8 Winner, 4 p.m. (ESPNEWS)
Seventh Place – G7 Loser vs. G8 Loser, 6:30 PM (ESPN3)
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