Trice, No. 25 Badgers beat Sooners at Atlantis
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on the second day at the Battle 4 Atlantis (all times local):
3:25 p.m. November 22, 2018
D'Mitrik Trice set career highs with 25 points and a tournament-record seven 3-pointers to help No. 25 Wisconsin beat Oklahoma 78-58 in Thursday's semifinals at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Trice started 7 for 7 from behind the arc, the last coming when he pump-faked a defender and stepped to his right to bury the shot for a 66-47 lead with 6:22 left. But he finally missed a 3 less than a minute later to finish at 7 for 8.
That was also the first missed 3 after halftime for the Badgers (5-0), who made 8 of 9 after halftime and 14 of 22 for the game. Wisconsin shot 59 percent in the second half, using a 10-0 run to blow the game open and earn a trip in Friday's championship game.
Christian James scored 18 points for the Sooners (4-1), who shot 47 percent but couldn't slow the Badgers' second-half roll.
2:15 a.m. November 22, 2018
The Battle 4 Atlantis resumes with a Thanksgiving Day slate of four games that include semifinal contests for fourth-ranked Virginia and No. 25 Wisconsin in the Bahamas.
The Badgers advanced by beating Stanford and will play in Thursday's first semifinal against Oklahoma, which beat Florida in Wednesday's first round.
The next semifinal will feature the Cavaliers against Dayton.
The consolation bracket will feature a power-conference matchup between Florida of the Southeastern Conference and Stanford of the Pac-12. There's also a game between Butler and Middle Tennessee.
The tournament is being played in Imperial Arena, a converted ballroom that seats about 3,500 fans. It concludes Friday.
Posted: 9:26 p.m. November 21, 2018
PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS - Ethan Happ had 16 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out late, and No. 25 Wisconsin beat Stanford 62-46 in Wednesday's first round at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Sophomore Nate Reuvers had a tournament-record nine blocked shots for the Badgers (4-0), a total that also tied the longtime Wisconsin single-game record.
D'Mitrik Trice added 16 points for Wisconsin, which shot just 35 percent after halftime yet came up with a critical 9-0 burst to seize control after the Cardinal had gotten within a basket with 6:53 left.
KZ Okpala's 3-pointer pulled Stanford (2-2) to within 44-42. By the end of the game, though, the Badgers had scored 18 of the final 22 points to secure a semifinal matchup with Oklahoma on Thursday.
Okpala scored 11 points but made 2 of 12 shots for the Cardinal, who shot 27 percent overall. Stanford faces Florida on Thursday in the consolation bracket.