Maurice Acker’s 25 points led the way as the host Golden Eagles used a 14-0, first-half run to pull away from Hall In and advance to a third straight Super 16 with a 96-76 win. Acker connected on seven of his 10 three-point attempts and also contributed nine assists in the victory for the Marquette University alumni squad. Jamil Wilson followed up a 29-point performance in the opening round by scoring 19 points, and Elgin Cook (17 points) and Jerel McNeal (16 points) also reached double figures for the Golden Eagles, who shot 53% from beyond the arc. Joel Wright led Hall In with 20 points and eight rebounds.
TBT features 72 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 72 games will air on ESPN networks beginning Friday, June 29, culminating with the championship game on Friday, August 3 live at 9:00 pm ET on ESPN. Regional competitions will be hosted in Richmond (July 13-15), Los Angeles (July 13-15), Brooklyn (July 20-22) and Columbus (July 20-22), with the semifinals and championship game in Baltimore (August 2-3).
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