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“Butler will match up against Dayton in the opening round of the 2018 Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas. ESPN announced the full bracket, including match-ups, gametimes and television assignments, Tuesday, July 24.

The Bulldogs and Dayton will play Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. (Eastern) on either ESPNews or ESPN3.  

Butler will then play either Virginia or Middle Tennessee State in their second game on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22. Florida, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Stanford are the four teams on the other side of the bracket and Butler would face one of them on Friday, Nov. 23.

All 12 games will be played in Atlantis, Paradise Island’s Imperial Arena, the majestic and spacious 3,900-seat venue. Each game will be televised on ESPN networks and available to stream via the ESPN app.
Butler owns a 13-10 advantage in the all-time series with Dayton. The teams last played during the 2012-13 season, Butler’s only campaign as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Bulldogs won both a regular season and A10 Tournament match-up that season against Dayton. The two teams also spent five seasons together in the Midwestern Collegiate Conference (1988-89 through 1992-93).”