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Georgetown to Play in 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis

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Rumored for months but finally confirmed, your Georgetown Hoyas will travel to the Bahamas next Thanksgiving to play in a loaded field in the 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis.

Press release from school:

WASHINGTON   - The Georgetown University men's basketball team will be among eight teams spending next Thanksgiving in Atlantis as part of the 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis, which announced its field for next year on Tuesday morning.

Georgetown will be joined by North Carolina, UCLA, Florida, Butler, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

The 12-game tournament will be held the week of Thanksgiving, November 26-28, 2014.  The eight-team field boasts backgrounds that include a combined 195 NCAA Tournament appearances, as well as 53 Final Four Appearances and 20 National Championships.

The Battle 4 Atlantis will be shown live on the ESPN networks from Atlantis' Imperial Arena.  The half-million dollar temporary arena boasts state-of-the-art regulation facilities at the epicenter of the world's largest open-air marine habitat complete with lavish guest accommodations, restaurants, bars, spa, lounges, waterslides and the largest casino in The Bahamas.

About Atlantis, Paradise Island resort, The Bahamas

Atlantis, Paradise Island is a unique, ocean-themed destination located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas, and features a variety of accommodations, all built around a 141-acre waterscape comprised of over 20 million gallons of fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools and habitats.  Home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world, there are over 50,000 marine animals in lagoons and displays, including The Dig, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis.  Atlantis is home to Aquaventure, a non-stop water experience consisting of thrilling water slides, a mile-long river ride with high intensity rapids and wave surges, and never-before-seen special effects.  Dolphin Cay, the resort's interaction and education center, was created with the goal of enlightening visitors about the wonders of these remarkable ocean inhabitants. 

The Cove Atlantis, a 600-room resort, features oversized rooms with a step down living space, spectacular designs by acclaimed interior architects Jeffrey Beers and David Rockwell, unprecedented services and amenities, private all-adult and family pools, lavish cabanas and breathtaking views of the ocean.  Atlantis is also known as THE culinary destination in The Caribbean with a collection of restaurants from world-renowned chefs including Nobu Matsuhisa, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Bobby Flay and Todd English.  The resort boasts an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and shops, casino, and the largest conference center, meeting and convention facilities in The Caribbean.