Jayhawks to Face N.C. State in the 2022 Battle4Atlantis Opening Round


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The bracket for the 2022 Battle 4 Atlantis has been announced with Kansas set to open against North Carolina State on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas. The contest will begin at 11 a.m. (Central) and be televised on ESPN.

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The winner of the matchup between the Jayhawks and Wolfpack will face the winner of Wednesday’s game between Dayton and Wisconsin on Thursday, Nov. 24, while the losers of Wednesday’s games will also square off Thursday. The other side of the Battle4Atlantis bracket includes Tennessee, BYU, USC and Butler.

Kansas is 11-1 all-time against N.C. State and has won the last 10 meetings against the Wolfpack in a series that dates back to 1958. KU last defeated N.C. State, 60-57, in the 2012 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 in St. Louis. Kansas would later advance to the 2012 NCAA Final Four and title game.

Kansas is 2-1 in the Battle4Atlantis, placing third in the 2013 event. KU defeated Wake Forest in the opening round before falling to Villanova in the second round. KU defeated UTEP in the third-place contest.

2022 Battle4Atlantis (all times Central)
Wednesday, Nov. 23
Game 1 – KANSAS vs. N.C. State, 11 a.m. (ESPN)
Game 2 – Dayton vs. Wisconsin, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)
Game 3 – USC vs. BYU, 4 p.m. (ESPN2)
Game 4 – Tennessee vs. Butler, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Thursday, Nov. 24
Game 5 – G1 Winner vs. G2 Winner, 10 a.m. (ESPN)
Game 6 – G3 Winner vs. G4 Winner, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Game 7 – G1 Loser vs. G2 Loser, 3 p.m. (ESPNEWS)
Game 8 – G3 Loser vs. G4 Loser, 5:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Friday, Nov. 25
Championship – G5 winner vs. G6 Winner, Noon (ESPN2)
Third Place – G5 Loser vs. G6 Loser, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Fifth Place – G7 Winner vs. G8 Winner, 6 p.m. (ESPNEWS)
Seventh Place – G7 Loser vs. G8 Loser, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN3)

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Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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