2018 TBT West Region – #9 CitiTeam Blazers VS #8 Team 23

2018 TBT West Region – #9 CitiTeam Blazers VS #8 Team 23

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Kyle Gibson led all scorers with 26 points, and Deion McClenton added 22 points on 11-for-15 shooting as the CitiTeam Blazers used a pair of 10-0 runs to defeat Team 23, 82-71, in a game that featured six ties and 17 lead changes. McClenton also pulled down 11 rebounds in the victory for CitiTeam. David Bell’s 18 points led the way in the losing effort for Team 23, which lost in the first round for the first time in its history.

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).

The highly-competitive tournament has attracted some of the best basketball players in the world. In 2017, Overseas Elite won for the third year in a row. 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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