Wisconsin's Trice sets Atlantis record with 7 3s

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PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- D'Mitrik Trice's 3-point shooting display broke a Battle 4 Atlantis tournament record and nearly matched another.

Trice hit seven 3-pointers in No. 25 Wisconsin's 78-58 victory over Oklahoma in Thursday's semifinals. That broke the previous single-game record of six, first set by UConn's Shabazz Napier in the inaugural event in November 2011.

Syracuse's Michael Gbinije matched that mark against Charlotte in November 2015.

Trice started 7 for 7 but missed with about 6 minutes left to finish at 7 for 8. That kept him from becoming only the third player to go 100 percent from behind the arc with at least five attempts.

Not bad for a guy who missed all five of his 3s in Wednesday's first-round win against Stanford, though Trice said: "It was just a day that the shot's going in."


3:25 p.m.

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.

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.