2017 Midwest Region Recap – #4 Purple & Black vs #13 Canton Bulldogs

2017 Midwest Region Recap – #4 Purple & Black vs #13 Canton Bulldogs

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Purple & Black moved on to the 2nd round of the Midwest Regional today after defeating the Canton Bulldogs, 79-70. The Bulldog’s Demetrius Treadwell led all scorers with 22 points, but it wasn’t enough, as the Kansas State Alumni took over in the final two minutes.

TBT features 64 teams of top professional, college alumni, and international basketball players competing in a single-elimination 5-on-5 tournament for a winner-take-all $2 Million prize. All 63 games will air on ESPN networks beginning Saturday, July 8, culminating with the championship game on Thursday, August 3 live at 7:00 pm ET on ESPN. Regional competitions will be hosted in Charlotte (July 8-9), Philadelphia (July 8-9), Las Vegas (July 15-16) and Peoria (July 15-16), with the semifinals and championship game in Baltimore (August 1-3).

The highly-competitive tournament has attracted some of the best basketball players in the world. In 2016, 63 recent NBA players competed, and 20 teams were composed of alumni from Division I programs including Villanova, Gonzaga, Kentucky, Syracuse, Michigan State, and Memphis. Overseas Elite, a team put together by a CAA agent consisting of his clients, won for the second year in a row. Entry into TBT is free, with an application period that runs from April 1, 2017 through June 1, 2017. Teams compete for spots in the tournament by soliciting votes from fans and supporters via social media. Applicants must be 18 or older and willing to forego their amateur status. For more information, visit www.TheTournament.com.

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