Overseas Elite, the winningest team in tournament history, returns to TBT despite missing most of the players who contributed to its four TBT titles. Pooh Jeter ensured that this Round of 16 game would finish in similar fashion, however.
Jeter scored a game-high 22 points, and four-time champion Overseas Elite held off Armored Athlete, 76-70.
Overseas Elite guard Bobby Brown was confident in his team’s chances, despite a late run from Armored Athlete.
“These guys have been through all types of tough games and tough battles,” said Brown.
Seven-time NBA All-Star Joe Johnson had 13 points on 6-for-9 shooting in the win for Overseas Elite, which never trailed.
Coty Clarke had 20 points to lead four players in double figures in the losing effort for Armored Athlete, which failed to advance past the second round for the second straight summer after four straight trips to the Round of 16.
Overseas Elite advances to face Herd That on July 11th at 2:00 PM EST.___________________________________________________________
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