2018 TBT Midwest Region – #9 Matadors VS #1 Scarlet & Gray

2018 TBT Midwest Region – #9 Matadors VS #1 Scarlet & Gray

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Jared Sullinger’s 28-point, 20-rebound performance propelled Team Scarlet & Gray past the Matadors, 82-73. Sullinger made 11 of his 17 field goals for the Ohio State University alumni squad, which was playing in front of a sellout home crowd. David Lighty, whose dunk finished the game in the Elam Ending, had 15 points and three steals, and both Aaron Craft and Jon Diebler chipped in with 12 points apiece for the winners. Chris Cokley had 20 points, and Kark Cochran tallied 17 points, in the loss for the Matadors, who fell in the second round for the second straight year.

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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