Jamel Morris hit a running jumper from the lane to break the tie and help Big X reach the Target Score in an 81-79 victory over the Chattanooga Trenches. Stuart Douglas had 25 points, hitting six of his nine three-pointers, for Big X, which overcame a 16-point, second-quarter deficit. Quincy Scates scored a team-high 28 points to lead the way for the Trenches, who failed to hold a double-digit lead in an opening-round loss 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).
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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