The Ft. Wayne Champs defeated Showtime 96-59 behind Travis Leslie’s 20 points on 8-13 shooting. Showtime’s Charles Mann Jr. had scored 16 but it wasn’t enough, as Ft. Wayne advances to the 2nd round.
TBT features 64 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 games will air on ESPN networks beginning Friday, July 19th, culminating with the championship game on Tuesday, August 6th live at 9:00 pm ET on ESPN. Regional competitions will be hosted in Greensboro, Memphis, Lexington, and Columbus on July 19th-21st. Richmond, Salt Lake City, Wichita, and Syracuse will also host regional competitions on July 25th-July 28th.
The highly-competitive tournament has attracted some of the best basketball players in the world. In 2018, Overseas Elite won for the fourth 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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