John Gillon went 9-for-10 from the field, including 6-for-7 from three-point range, in leading Boeheim’s Army past the South Jamaica Kings, 90-72. Demetris Nichols added 19 points in the win for the Northeast Region’s top seed, which broke open a one-possession game at halftime and ran away in the second half. Akeem Bennett had 23 points to lead the scoring attack for the South Jamaica Kings, who connected on just 27% of their second-half field goals.
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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