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Matchups Set for Battle 4 Atlantis, BYU to Open Versus USC

BYU will open versus the Trojans in a loaded field.

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BYU is participating in one the premier non-conference tournaments this Thanksgiving (November 23-25) at the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. The field was released Friday afternoon and BYU will open versus USC. The game will be at 5:00 EST on ESPN2 on November 23 — one day before Thanksgiving.

Based on how previous years have been done, BYU will play either Tennessee or Butler in the next round. Traditionally the two early games are on the same side of the bracket and the two late games are on the other side. Each team will play 3 games in the tournament.

*8/1 update: Confirmed BYU will play Butler/Tennessee in the second round, via Kansas official release.*

USC was a 6 seed in last year’s NCAA Tournament. The Trojans lose top player and leading scorer Isaiah Mosley to the NBA, but return other key contributors. BYU played the Trojans in 2020 and lost 79-53.

Any matchup BYU has will likely be a Quad One or Quad Two game. Matchups on neutral floors need to be versus a team in the NET top 50 to be a quad one and in the 51-100 range to be a quad two.

This will be part of a loaded Thanksgiving week for BYU athletics, with three marquee games Wednesday-Friday and football playing at Stanford Saturday.

Below is what we know about the non-conference schedule. BYU has 3 games left to fill.

  • vs Idaho State, November 7 (home, season opener)
  • at San Diego State, November 11 (road)
  • vs Missouri State, November 16 (home)
  • vs Nicholls State, November 19 (home)
  • Battle 4 Atlantis — November 23-25 in the Bahamas — 3 games; BYU to open versus USC
  • vs UVU, December 7 (Home) — December 7 is according to a source
  • vs Creighton, December 10 (Neutral, Las Vegas)
  • vs Utah, December 17 (Home)
  • vs Weber State, December 22
  • Utah State — Vivint Arena (Salt Lake City) or Logan

TV Schedule/Matchups:

2022 Battle4Atlantis (all times Eastern)

Wednesday, Nov. 23

Game 1 – KANSAS vs. N.C. State, Noon (ESPN)

Game 2 – Dayton vs. Wisconsin, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)

Game 3 – USC vs. BYU, 5 p.m. (ESPN2)

Game 4 – Tennessee vs. Butler, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Thursday, Nov. 24

Game 5 – G1 Winner vs. G2 Winner, 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Game 6 – G3 Winner vs. G4 Winner, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Game 7 – G1 Loser vs. G2 Loser, 4 p.m. (ESPNEWS)

Game 8 – G3 Loser vs. G4 Loser, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Friday, Nov. 25

Championship – G5 winner vs. G6 Winner, 1 p.m. (ESPN2)

Third Place – G5 Loser vs. G6 Loser, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Fifth Place – G7 Winner vs. G8 Winner, 7 p.m. (ESPNEWS)

Seventh Place – G7 Loser vs. G8 Loser, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN3)