Report: Battle 4 Atlantis, which Texas A&M will play in, moved from the Bahamas
In the college basketball world, preseason tournaments are usually played in warm locations — Florida, Myrtle Beach, Arizona, Hawaii, the Bahamas, etc.
However, with the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting day-t0-day life, these preseason tourneys are having to make some major changes.
On Monday, college basketball insider Jon Rothstein reported that the annual Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, which is usually held in the Bahamas, will instead take place at the Sanford Pentagon in South Dakota:
Sources: The 2020 Battle 4 Atlantis will be played at the Sanford Pentagon in South Dakota. Dates are TBD.
Field includes Duke, West Virginia, Memphis, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Utah, Creighton, and Wichita State.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) September 14, 2020
Texas A&M is part of the field of 8 teams, along with Duke, Creighton, West Virginia, Memphis, Ohio State, Utah and Wichita State.
The tournament is expected to be held in late-November. Obviously, that time of year is much more desirable in the Bahamas than it is in South Dakota.