Just back from a summer exhibition tour of Italy in which it won two of three games, the NC State basketball team learned its opponents Monday for the regular season tournament it will play in the Bahamas later this year
Coach Kevin Keatts’ Wolfpack will open the Battle 4 Atlantis with a matchup against national championship contender Arizona at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at the Atlantis Resort in Nassau. Its second round game will be against either Northern Iowa or SMU. Purdue, Tennessee, Villanova and Western Kentucky make up the other side of the bracket in the eight-team tournament.
State has lost its two previous meetings with the Wildcats, in Tucson in 2009 and at PNC Arena the following year.
This will be the Wolfpack’s second straight trip to the Caribbean. Last year’s team played in the Paradise Jam tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands.