Oregon Basketball: Ducks Set To Battle 4 Atlantis, Open With Seton Hall
Oregon Basketball has the first part of their schedule for 2019. They open the Battle For Atlantis on Wednesday, November 27th.
Dana Altman has had a busy offseason retooling for the upcoming season following the departure of key players to both the NBA Draft and to Graduation. Payton Pritchard is set to return for his senior season and brings with him experience.
The Oregon Ducks head to the Bahamas for the 2019 Bad Boy Mowers Battle For Atlantis starting on November 27th. Oregon opens against Seton Hall. The Battle For Atlantis is one of the early premiere tournaments in college basketball, similar to the PK 80 a few seasons ago.
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Other teams playing include Michigan, Alabama, Gonzaga, Iowa State, UNC, and Southern Miss.
While Oregon went on a ten-game winning streak last season going deep into the NCAA Tournament and losing to eventual National Champion Virginia, Seton Hall is returning 9 of 10 from last year’s team that made it to the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Last season was one of transition for Oregon Basketball. The Ducks entered the season with a team focused around Bol Bol who had a double-double in all nine games he played. He then suffered a foot injury entering Pac-12 play and was done for the season. From that point, it was up to Pritchard to again show he could lead. Louis King came along after nursing an injury himself and shined throughout Pac-12 play helping lead Oregon into a ten-win stretch.
The winner between the Pirates and Ducks will meet the winner of Gonzaga and Southern Miss. An Oregon vs Gonzaga matchup is one many Duck fans would certainly like to see more often than in a tournament setting.
Oregon and Seton Hall meet in the Battle 4 Atlantis on November 27th in the final game of Day 1. Tipoff is set for 6:30 pm Pacific Time on ESPN2.