UConn, South Carolina headline inaugural women's Battle 4 Atlantis tournament field

Past national champions UConn and South Carolina are among the 12-team field for the inaugural Battle 4 Atlantis women's basketball tournament.

The three-day event will be held from Nov. 20-22, 2021, on Paradise Island in The Bahamas.

Other teams set to compete include 2021 NCAA tournament teams Oregon, South Florida and Syracuse, plus Buffalo, Minnesota and Oklahoma.

The Battle 4 Atlantis men's tournament began in 2011.

The women's event was scheduled to debut in 2020, but both tournaments were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.