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Battle 4 Atlantis announces 2017 field

Arizona v Wichita State

PROVIDENCE, RI - MARCH 17: Head coach Sean Miller of the Arizona Wildcats reacts in the first half against the Wichita State Shockers during the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Dunkin’ Donuts Center on March 17, 2016 in Providence, Rhode Island. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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The Battle 4 Atlantis finished up action yesterday as Baylor had a huge comeback win over Louisville to capture the title.

Next year’s Battle 4 Atlantis field was also announced on Friday as this field could feature a lot of intriguing matchups.

Arizona, N.C. State, Northern Iowa, Purdue, SMU, Tennessee, Villanova and Western Kentucky make up the field as this could be an event with a ton of quality big men.

DeAndre Ayton, the No. 1 Class of 2017 recruit, is signed with Arizona while another five-star center, Mitchell Robinson, is signed to Western Kentucky. Those two potential lottery picks could be joined by other big men like Isaac Haas (Purdue) and Omari Spellman (Villanova).

Hopefully some of those matchups will come to fruition but this event has certainly turned into one of the better early-season tournaments being played.