Sept. 18, 2013
Travel packages are still available for the 2013 Battle 4 Atlantis tournament Nov. 28-30 at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas.
While the allocated travel packages are sold out for some schools, the resort still has customizable packages available for fans.
To join the Vols in paradise this Thanksgiving and save more than 55 percent on nightly rates, call 1-800-ATLANTIS. Additional tournament information is available at Battle4Atlantis.com.
The Volunteers will play three tournament games on three consecutive days, starting with an opening-round clash against UTEP on Nov. 28 at 9:30 p.m. ET (NBC Sports Network).
The winner of the Tennessee-UTEP game will face the victor of the first-round game between Xavier and Iowa.
The opposite side of the 2013 Battle for Atlantis bracket features first-day matchups between Villanova-Southern California and Kansas-Wake Forest.
The Volunteers return national honors candidates in senior wing Jordan McRae and the frontcourt tandem of Jeronne Maymon and Jarnell Stokes. Other returning starters include guards Josh Richardson and Armani Moore. An experienced bench will be bolstered by five newcomers.
In head coach Cuonzo Martin's third season on Rocky Top, Tennessee enters the year ranked No. 20 in Blue Ribbon's preseason top-25 poll.
Atlantis offers a resort experience in mythical proportions amidst the largest marine habitat in the world. Guests can explore the ruins of Atlantis in The Dig, challenge the Mayan Temple and Aquaventure's water slides, enjoy 11 swimming areas, interact with live dolphins at Dolphin Cay and discover endless action in the Atlantis Casino.
Resort facilities include a state-of-the-art kids club, Atlantis Kids Adventures (AKA), a 30,000-square-foot flagship Mandara Spa, a sports center, a state-of-the-art rock climbing facility, a world-class marina, haute couture shopping, and more than 20 restaurants, bars and lounges.
The action begins at home with the tournament's opening game against The Citadel Nov. 18. Come support your Volunteers in the Thompson-Boling Arena, and then cheer them on in paradise at the 2013 Battle 4 Atlantis.