Novar Gadson poured in a game-high 30 points on 12-for-16 shooting, leading the Talladega Knights to a 91-74 victory over Team Arkansas. Samme Givens pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds for the Knights, who shot 58% from the field (making 10 of 16 three-pointers) and used a 25-7, mid-game run to win for the third time this weekend and become the lowest-seeded team in TBT history to reach the Super 16. Michael Qualls, who had 21 points in the opening-round win, tallied a team-high 24 points in the loss for Team Arkansas.
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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