Jamil Wilson hit back-to-back three-pointers in the Elam Ending, the second of which got the Golden Eagles to the Target Score in a 73-66 victory over the Talladega Knights. Wilson finished with a game-high 24 points and was 7-for-12 from beyond the arc. Jerel McNeal had 16 points, and Elgin Cook contributed 12 points for the Golden Eagles, who made 10 of their 17 three-point attempts in the second half after going 4-for-22 from beyond the arc in the first half. Samme Givens recorded a double-double for the Knights, posting team highs with 18 points and 11 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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