The University of Alabama men’s basketball team will open play in the Battle 4 Atlantis, one of the most prestigious of the early-season tournaments, against North Carolina on Nov. 27 in Nassau, Bahamas.

The game will be televised at 1:30 p.m. CT on ESPN or ESPN2.

The first game of the tournament, also on Alabama’s side of the bracket, will feature Michigan against Iowa State. The evening session will feature Gonzaga against Southern Miss in the day’s third game, followed by Oregon-Seton Hall in the nightcap.

Semifinal games will be played on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28)

North Carolina is one of the six teams in the eight-team field that appeared in the 2019 NCAA Tournament last March, posting a 29-7 record.

Alabama begins the 2019-20 season with first-year head coach Nate Oats, who was hired in March. The Crimson Tide finished last year with a 18-16 record and lost in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament to Norfolk State.

The Crimson Tide is expected to announce the complete non-conference schedule at the end of July.

Reach Cecil Hurt at cecil@tidesports.com or via Twitter at @cecilhurt

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