Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/2/14
The 2012 Battle 4 Atlantis college basketball tournament tips off Thursday and is STACKED with six top 25 teams including Final Four contenders Louisville, Duke, and Missouri.  Too bad half the games are being shown on something called AXS TV while the others will be seen on NBC Sports Network (which isn’t offered to me on DirecTV even though I upgraded to the sports tier package, lame.)  Regardless, here is a preview and my predictions for how things will shake out in the Bahamas. Here is the official bracket for the 2012 Battle 4 Atlantis. QUARTERFINALS (Thursday): Louisville vs. Northern Iowa, 8:30 pm, NBC Sports Network What to Watch: The Cards have beaten up on scrub teams to the tune of nearly 32 points per game in their first three victories.  Their pressure defense has been stifling as usual but they also have more explosiveness on the offensive end led by shot happy combo guard Russ Smith.  UNI point guard Deon Mitchell must take care of the basketball since L-Ville thrive...
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