Tue November 21, 2023

By Lance Hawley

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Hogs Gear up for Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis

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Hogs Gear up for Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis
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FAYETTEVILLE -- The Bad Boys Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis begins Wednesday with eight teams hopeful to take the title including the University of Arkansas.

This is the 12th year for this tournament in the Bahamas. The eight teams will play three games in as many days with the championship game set for Friday at 2:30 p.m. and televised on ESPN. Eric Musselman has his 3-1 Razorbacks in the tournament. They are coming off a 78-72 loss to UNC Greensboro.

"We have three games in the Bahamas that are all tough and then we come home and play Duke," Musselman said. "We have a really, really tough schedule ahead of us and we’ve got to play much better than we did tonight."

Musselman and the Hogs traveled on Monday so he was unsure how much practice time the Hogs would have with Stanford up first at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night on ESPNU. Houston transfer guard Tramon Mark is looking for the team to improve while in the Bahamas following the tough loss to UNC Greensboro.

"The only good thing about this is it’s still early in the season," Mark said. "We’re about to leave for the Bahamas. We can get right back on track, take it game by game, possession by possession. Just lock in. We just got to do what we got to do to win a game. We just need to win ball games. That’s it."

In addition to Arkansas and Stanford, both 3-1, on Wednesday, the other games are North Carolina (3-0) against Northern Iowa (1-2) at 11 a.m. on ESPN, Texas Tech (3-0) taking on Villanova (3-1) at 1:30 p.m. and then Memphis (3-0) and Michigan (3-1) battling at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.

On Thursday, Arkansas will face either Michigan or Memphis. If Arkansas wins on Wednesday they will play at 4 p.m. on ESPN Thursday. A loss Wednesday and the Hogs play at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU.

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Here's a brief look at each of the eight teams in the tournament.

Arkansas (3-1)

Khalif Battle, 16.5 points, 47.3% on 3-pointers.

Trevon Brazile, 10.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.8 blocks, 45.5% from 3-point land.

Tramon Mark, 14.5 points, 1.0 steal.

El Ellis, 14.3 points, 3.8 assists.

Stanford (3-1)

Lost 89-77 to Santa Clara.

Maxime Raynaud, 19.2 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.5 blocks. Jr. Forward, 7-1, 250.

Brandon Angel, 18.0 points. Sr. Forward, 6-8, 240.

Michael Jones, 13.3 points. Sr. Guard, 6-5, 205.

Andrej Stojakovic, 13.3 points. Fr. Forward, 6-7, 190.

Michigan (3-1)

Lost to Long Beach State 94-86.

Dug McDaniel, 21.0 points, 6.2 assists, 1.2 steals. Soph. Guard, 5-11, 175.

Oliver Nkamhoua, 18.3 points, 8.8 rebounds. Sr. Forward, 6-9, 235.

Terrance Williams II, 12.5 points. Sr. Forward, 6-7, 225.

Will Tschetter, 10.5 points. Soph. Forward, 6-8, 240.

Memphis (3-0)

David Jones, 15.7 points, 7.3 rebounds. Sr. Forward, 6-6, 210.

Jahvon Quinerly, 14.0 points, 4.3 assists, 2.0 steals. Sr. Guard, 6-1, 175.

Jaykwon Walton, 14.7 points. Sr. Guard, 6-7, 205.

Jordan Brown, 10.3 points, Sr. Center, 6-11, 225.

Texas Tech (3-0)

Pop Isaacs, 11.7 points, 3.3 assists. Soph. Guard, 6-2, 170.

Darrion Williams, 11.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals. Soph. Guard, 6-6, 220.

Joe Toussaint, 11. 3 points. Sr. Guard, 6-0, 190.

Villanova (3-1)

Lost to Pennsylvania 76-72.

Justin Moore, 16.0 points. Sr. Guard, 6-2, 170.

Tyler Burton, 11.8 points, 8.3 rebounds. Sr. Forward, 6-7, 215.

T.J. Bamba, 11.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists. Sr. Guard, 6-5, 215.

Northern Iowa (1-2)

Nate Heise, 14. points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.7 steals, 0.7 block. Jr. Guard, 6-5, 205.

North Carolina (3-0)

Armando Bacot, 22.7 points, 13.3 rebounds, 1.7 blocks. Sr. Forward, 6-11, 240.

R.J. Davis, 14.3 points. Sr. Guard, 6-3, 180.

Harrison Ingram, 12.0 points. Jr. Forward, 6-7, 235.

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