Golden Eagles win 2020 78-73 over Sideline Cancer

From thetournament: By: Josh Goldfine | @jgoldfine The fifth time was the charm for the Golden Eagles. Travis Diener hit a three-pointer to reach the Target Score and send the Marquette University alumni squad to its first TBT title – and $1 million prize – with a 78-73 victory over upset-minded Sideline Cancer. Diener, the 38-year-old guard who was on the golf course when he found out that his Golden Eagle teammates had signed him up to play in this summer’s tournament, reflected on how close his team had come to…

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TBT Title Game Preview: (4) Golden Eagles v (22) Sideline Cancer

From thetournament.com: By: Josh Goldfine | @jgoldfine THE GOLDEN EAGLES AND SIDELINE CANCER WILL PLAY FOR $1 MILLION ON TUESDAY NIGHT The battle for TBT’s $1 million prize began on Independence Day and will conclude with a new champion for the second straight year. The second-winningest team in TBT history, the Golden Eagles fell to Carmen’s Crew in the title game last summer after reaching the semi-finals in 2018. The Marquette University alumni squad looks to Darius Johnson-Odom and Jamil Wilson to pace the offensive attack, with each averaging 17.3 points per game. Wilson is particularly dangerous…

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TBT 2020 Semifinals (4) Golden Eagles 79, (8) Red Scare 80

From thetournament: By: Josh Goldfine | @jgoldfine In the end, the depth and experience of the TBT veterans proved to be the difference. Jamil Wilson had 18 of his game-high 23 points in the second half, and the Golden Eagles ran away from Red Scare in the fourth quarter, 79-70, to advance to their second straight TBT title game. Wilson, who scored 13 points in the fourth quarter and hit his fifth career Elam Ending game-winner, also grabbed a game-high seven rebounds for the Marquette University alumni squad, which closed the game on…

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TBT 2020 Semifinals, (22) Sideline Cancer upsets (2) Overseas Elite 67-65

From thetournament.com : By: TBT Staff | @thetournament The only seven-time TBT participant will finally get its chance at the ultimate prize. Mo Creek hit a three-pointer to cap a double-digit comeback and send Sideline Cancer to its first-ever TBT title game with a 67-65 win over four-time TBT champion Overseas Elite. “That might be the biggest shot of my career,” said Creek, who scored 10 second-half points after being shut out in the first half. “To do it here, on the biggest stage…oh my gosh. Once I shot it, I…

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TBT 2020 Semifinals Previews

By: Josh Goldfine | @jgoldfine THE TBT SEMIFINALS TIP OFF ON SUNDAY From thetournament.com : (4) Golden Eagles vs (8) Red Scare, 4 pm, ESPN t’s a matchup of midwestern alumni teams, with the winner headed to the $1 million title game on Tuesday night. The Golden Eagles look to win their first TBT title after falling just short against Carmen’s Crew in last year’s championship game. The Marquette University alumni squad relies on the scoring of Darius Johnson-Odom (19.5 ppg), Dwight Buycks (15.5 ppg) and Jamil Wilson (14.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg). Elgin Cook provides a strong inside presence, and the…

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2020 The Basketball Tournament Round of 16 : July 9 Schedule and Game Previews

from thetournament.com: By: Josh Goldfine | @jgoldfine THE ROUND OF 16 CONTINUES ON THURSDAY GAME 15: (7) The Money Team vs (23) Herd That, 2 pm, ESPN The Money Team brings several holdovers from Team Fredette, including speedy guard Jordon Crawford and the sharp-shooting Jeff Ledbetter. Tony Wroten and Willie Reed each have NBA experience and will help as well. Coach David Nurse knows how to win in TBT, having guided Eberlein Drive to the 2018 title game. Jon Elmore, a four-year starter at Marshall University and the school’s all-time leading scorer, leads Herd That. Jacorey Williams had a team-high 22 points and pulled down a…

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TBT: (15) Armored Athlete gets the win over (18) Power of the Paw, 98-91

By: Josh Goldfine | @jgoldfine Armored Athlete knows how to win TBT games. On Sunday night, the perennial TBT entrant held off a late run and once again came away with the victory. TBT veteran John Roberson poured in a game-high 26 points on 9-for-13 shooting to pace Armored Athlete past Power of the Paw, 98-91.  “It was fun,” said Roberson. “We want to be selfless and win. We never panicked. We knew what we had to do to finish the game.” Scott Machado tallied 23 points on 8-for-12 shooting for…

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Kyle Sample gets win in TBT coaching debut

From thetournament.com : By: TBT Staff | @thetournament As if the health and safety protocols weren’t already enough, Kyle Sample got food poisoning in the Coronavirus bubble. Sample, the head coach for Brotherly Love, had a rocky start to his first TBT. nonetheless, he was able to lead his team to a first round win. Sample is a well-respected figure in the Philadelphia basketball world. As a high school coach at Harriton High School, Sample has made a name for himself in the local area. He also is the assistant director…

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(23) Herd That defeats (10) Peoria All-Stars, 80-65

From thetournament.com : By: Josh Goldfine | @jgoldfine It was no secret that Herd That could shoot the ball. On Sunday afternoon, the Marshall University alumni squad only validated that thought. Jacorey Williams had a team-high 22 points on 9-for-11 shooting as Herd That led by 19 points at one point and coasted to an 80-65 victory over the Peoria All-Stars. “You can have a lot of fun playing in this style,” said Williams, the 2017 Conference USA Player of the Year while at Middle Tennessee State University. “You can’t guard…

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Isaiah Austin and Team Heartfire come up short 83-79

From thetournament.com : By: TBT Staff | @thetournament Isaiah Austin’s basketball career almost ended. In 2014, he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue. This heartbreaking news came right as he set his hopes on fulfilling his lifelong dream of becoming an NBA player after a successful year at Baylor University. Because of this diagnosis, he had to take two years away from basketball due to the abnormally large arteries in his heart. Then NBA Commissioner Adam Silver stepped in and invited Austin to…

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