2018 TBT Midwest Region – #17 Charlotte Chess Center VS #16 West Virginia Wildcats

2018 TBT Midwest Region – #17 Charlotte Chess Center VS #16 West Virginia Wildcats

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Stevie Browning scored a team-high 27 points to lead the West Virginia Wildcats past Charlotte Chess Center, 114-87. Browning made 10 of his 16 field-goal attempts for the Wildcats, who never looked back after building a 38-12 lead at the end of the first quarter. Ryan Taylor had a double-double (16 points, 10 rebounds) and Santino Ditrapano added 20 points on 9-for-14 shooting for the Wildcats. Deshawn Mitchell led five players in double-figures for Charlotte, scoring a team-high 27 points.

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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