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The Basketball Tournament 2018

The Basketball Tournament 2018 was the fifth edition of The Basketball Tournament, a 5-on-5, single elimination basketball tournament broadcast by the ESPN family of networks. The tournament involved 72 teams; it started on June 29 and continued through August 3, 2018.[1] The winner of the final, Overseas Elite, received a two million dollar prize.[2]

The Basketball Tournament
2018
Tournament information
DatesJune 29–August 3, 2018
Tournament
format(s)
Single elimination
Host(s)
Participants72
PurseUS$2,000,000 winner-take-all
Final positions
ChampionsOverseas Elite
Runner-upEberlein Drive
Tournament statistics
MVPD. J. Kennedy
Games played71
← 2017

Contents

FormatEdit

The tournament started with a field of 72 teams, organized into four regions of 18 teams, all of which were seeded. The 18 teams in each region consisted of: nine teams selected based on fan popularity per the tournament's website, four teams selected via at-large bids, four teams accepted via buy-in of a $5000 fee, and the returning regional winner from the 2017 tournament.[1]

2017 Regional winners
Region Team
Northeast Boeheim's Army
Midwest Scarlet & Gray
South Overseas Elite
West Team Challenge ALS

VenuesEdit

The Basketball Tournament 2018 took place in eight locations.[3][4] Orange dots mark the locations of the two regional pods, red dots mark regional locations, the blue dot marks the Super 16 and quarterfinal location, and the green dot marks the semifinal and finals location.

Alumni TeamsEdit

Multiple teams in the tournament were comprised mostly or exclusively of alumni of a particular school. These teams are listed below.

Region Seed Team School
Northeast 1 Boeheim's Army Syracuse Orange
3 Golden Eagles Marquette Golden Eagles
5 Gaelnation Iona Gaels
6 Jack Attack Georgetown Hoyas
7 Team Arkansas Arkansas Razorbacks
9 Saints Alive Siena Saints
11 Hall In Seton Hall Pirates
14 Johnnies St. John's Red Storm
Midwest 1 Scarlet & Gray Ohio State Buckeyes
3 Hilton Magic Legends Iowa State Cyclones
5 Always a Brave Bradley Braves
7 Zoo Crew Pittsburgh Panthers
8 Bearcat Jam Cincinnati Bearcats
9 Matadors Texas Tech Red Raiders
South 2 Ram Nation VCU Rams
3 Memphis State Memphis Tigers
5 Wake Nation Wake Forest Demon Deacons
7 Blue Zoo Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
8 Monarch Nation Old Dominion Monarchs
9 Hilltop Dawgs UMBC Retrievers
10 Purple & Black Kansas State Wildcats
West 2 Team Colorado Colorado Buffaloes
3 Gael Force Saint Mary's Gaels
4 Sons of Westwood UCLA Bruins
5 Forks Up Arizona State Sun Devils
6 Few Good Men Gonzaga Bulldogs
11 Team Utah Utah Utes
14 Air Force Bomb Squad Air Force Falcons

ScheduleEdit

Games televised on ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPNU, with game replays available on ESPN3.

Round Dates Region Location Comment
Play-in July 13 West Los Angeles Seeds 15–18
South Richmond, Virginia
July 20 Northeast Brooklyn
Midwest Columbus, Ohio
Regional June 29–30 West Spokane, Washington Hoopfest Pod
July 14–15 Los Angeles, California
South Richmond, Virginia
June 30–July 1 Northeast Milwaukee Big East Pod
July 21–22 Brooklyn, New York
Midwest Columbus, Ohio
Super 16 July 26–28   Atlanta
Quarterfinals July 29  
Semifinals August 2   Baltimore
Finals August 3  

BracketEdit

All times Eastern.

Northeast Region – Brooklyn, NYEdit

Play-in A
July 20
   
15 Talladega Knights 81
18 Queens Struggle 69
Play-in B
July 20
   
16 Philadelphia Stars 68
17 South Jamaica Kings 73
Round 1
July 21
Brooklyn
Round 2
July 22
Brooklyn
Super 16
July 28
Atlanta
Quarterfinals
July 29
Atlanta
            
1 Boeheim's Army 90
17 South Jamaica Kings 72
1 Boeheim's Army 60
8 Team Fancy 55
8 Team Fancy 85
9 Saints Alive 68
1 Boeheim's Army 73
4 Armored Athlete 69
5 Gaelnation 100
12 Sideline Cancer 88
5 Gaelnation 73
4 Armored Athlete 75
4 Armored Athlete 85
13 DC on Point 69
1 Boeheim's Army 86
3 Golden Eagles 90
6 Jack Attack 77
11 Hall In 88
11 Hall In 76
Big East Pod – Milwaukee, WI
3 Golden Eagles 96
3 Golden Eagles 78
14 Johnnies 67
3 Golden Eagles 73
15 Talladega Knights 66
7 Team Arkansas 85
10 Tim Thomas Playaz 62
7 Team Arkansas 74
15 Talladega Knights 91
2 HBC Sicklerville 60
15 Talladega Knights 80

Northeast Regional FinalEdit

July 29, 2018
1:00 p.m. EDT
#1 Boeheim's Army 86, #3 Golden Eagles 90
Scoring by quarter: 25–19, 12–29, 29–19, 20–23
Pts: Warrick – 24
Rebs: Triche – 8
Asts: Triche & Devendorf – 5
Pts: Acker – 22
Rebs: McNeal – 8
Asts: McNeal & Diener – 6
GSU Sports Arena
Atlanta, Georgia
Referees: Antonio Petty, John Heatly, Byron Evans

Midwest Regional – Columbus, OHEdit

Play-in A
July 20
   
15 Peoria All Stars 85
18 West Coast Ronin 62
Play-in B
July 20
   
16 West Virginia Wildcats 114
17 Charlotte Chess Center 87
Round 1
July 21
Columbus
Round 2
July 22
Columbus
Super 16
July 27
Atlanta
Quarterfinals
July 29
Atlanta
            
1 Scarlet & Gray 99
16 West Virginia Wildcats 68
1 Scarlet & Gray 82
9 Matadors 73
8 Bearcat Jam 63
9 Matadors 80
1 Scarlet & Gray 72
12 Primetime Players 60
5 Always a Brave 64
12 Primetime Players 68
12 Primetime Players 70
4 Big X 67
4 Big X 81
13 Chattanooga Trenches 79
1 Scarlet & Gray 78
2 Team Fredette 100
6 Fort Wayne Champs 93
11 The Region 82
6 Fort Wayne Champs 84
14 Illinois BC 66
3 Hilton Magic Legends 63
14 Illinois BC 92
6 Fort Wayne Champs 91
2 Team Fredette 104
7 Zoo Crew 77
10 Jackson TN Underdawgs 86
10 Jackson TN Underdawgs 89
2 Team Fredette 99
2 Team Fredette 88
15 Peoria All Stars 80

Midwest Regional FinalEdit

July 29, 2018
#1 Scarlet & Gray 78, #2 Team Fredette 100
Scoring by quarter: 17–21, 23–30, 23–25, 15–24
Pts: Lighty – 16
Rebs: Sullinger – 8
Asts: Craft & Pigram – 3
Pts: Fredette – 28
Rebs: Cooley – 7
Asts: Fredette – 7
GSU Sports Arena
Atlanta, Georgia
Referees: Derick Stafford, Anthony Jordan, Tommie Morrissey

South Regional – Richmond, VAEdit

Play-in A
July 13
   
16 Rock City Scorchers 64
17 Team ABC2 77
Play-in B
July 13
   
15 Tampa 20/20 86
18 Cancer +1 72
Round 1
July 14
Richmond
Round 2
July 15
Richmond
Super 16
July 26
Atlanta
Quarterfinals
July 29
Atlanta
            
1 Overseas Elite 78
17 Team ABC2 62
1 Overseas Elite 71
8 Monarch Nation 61
8 Monarch Nation 72
9 Hilltop Dawgs 59
1 Overseas Elite 87
4 Louisiana United 86
5 Wake the Nation 55
12 Showtime 68
12 Showtime 61
4 Louisiana United 88
4 Louisiana United 86
13 ATL All Stars 69
1 Overseas Elite 72
2 Ram Nation 60
6 Team DRC 84
11 NC Prodigal Sons 66
6 Team DRC 84
3 Memphis State 80
3 Memphis State 72
14 Brooklyn Vultures 63
6 Team DRC 65
2 Ram Nation 78
7 Atlanta Dirty South 76
10 Purple & Black 74
7 Atlanta Dirty South 71
2 Ram Nation 76
2 Ram Nation 86
15 Tampa 20/20 72

South Regional FinalEdit

July 29, 2018
11:00 a.m. EDT
#1 Overseas Elite 72, #2 Ram Nation 60
Scoring by quarter: 18–13, 20–16, 18–22, 16–9
Pts: Burrell – 15
Rebs: Kennedy & Burrell – 8
Asts: McCollum – 5
Pts: Williams – 13
Rebs: Burgess & Williams – 5
Asts: Maynor – 5
GSU Sports Arena
Atlanta, Georgia
Referees: Orlandis Poole, Pat Evans, Archie Whaley

West Regional – Los Angeles, CAEdit

Play-in A
July 13
   
15 Kimchi Express 104
18 Dubois Dream 96
Play-in B
July 13
   
16 Utah Valor 65
17 Fort Hood Wounded Warriors 98
Round 1
July 14
Los Angeles
Round 2
July 15
Los Angeles
Super 16
July 28
Atlanta
Quarterfinals
July 29
Atlanta
            
1 Team Challenge ALS 83
17 Fort Hood Wounded Warriors 75
1 Team Challenge ALS 72
9 CitiTeam Blazers 59
8 Team 23 71
9 CitiTeam Blazers 82
1 Team Challenge ALS 86
4 Sons of Westwood 80
5 Forks Up 75
12 Albuquerque Hoops 94
12 Albuquerque Hoops 62
4 Sons of Westwood 76
4 Sons of Westwood 90
13 We Are D3 65
1 Team Challenge ALS 67
7 Eberlein Drive 78
6 Few Good Men 84
11 Team Utah 83
6 Few Good Men 48
Hoopfest Pod – Spokane, WA
3 Gael Force 95
3 Gael Force 82
14 Air Force Bomb Squad 54
3 Gael Force 59
7 Eberlein Drive 72
7 Eberlein Drive 86
10 Broad Street Brawlers 71
7 Eberlein Drive 83
2 Team Colorado 76
2 Team Colorado 105
15 Kimchi Express 73

West Regional FinalEdit

July 29, 2018
7:00 p.m. EDT
#1 Team Challenge ALS 67, #7 Eberlein Drive 78
Scoring by quarter: 12–17, 15–23, 23–24, 17–14
Pts: Ware – 22
Rebs: Hamilton – 7
Asts: Hamilton & Rowland – 2
Pts: Randle – 29
Rebs: Braun & Evans – 7
Asts: 3 players – 3
GSU Sports Arena
Atlanta, Georgia
Referees: Tony Greene, Chuck Jones, Sean Goode

Semifinals – Baltimore, MDEdit

Semifinals
August 2
Baltimore
Final
August 3
Baltimore
      
NE3 Golden Eagles 60
S1 Overseas Elite 85
S1 Overseas Elite 70
W7 Eberlein Drive 58
MW2 Team Fredette 76
W7 Eberlein Drive 80

SemifinalsEdit

August 2, 2018
7:00 p.m. EDT
NE #3 Golden Eagles 60, S #1 Overseas Elite 85
Scoring by quarter: 13–28, 21–15, 22–21, 4–21
Pts: Cook – 19
Rebs: Wilson & Blackledge – 4
Asts: Acker – 4
Pts: Fogg – 38
Rebs: Kennedy – 12
Asts: Kennedy – 5
Talmadge L. Hill Field House
Baltimore, Maryland
Referees: Brian O'Connell, Jeff Clark, Jamie Luckie
August 2, 2018
9:00 p.m. EDT
MW #2 Team Fredette 76, W #7 Eberlein Drive 80
Scoring by quarter: 19–20, 13–21, 22–24, 22–15
Pts: Fredette – 24
Rebs: Davies – 10
Asts: Fredette – 5
Pts: Sloan – 20
Rebs: Evans – 7
Asts: Randle – 5

ChampionshipEdit

August 3, 2018
9:00 p.m. EDT
S #1 Overseas Elite 70, W #7 Eberlein Drive 58
Scoring by quarter: 17–12, 18–21, 17–17, 18–8
Pts: Burrell – 15
Rebs: Kennedy – 9
Asts: Kennedy – 4
Pts: Randle & Sloan – 14
Rebs: Evans – 12
Asts: Sloan – 5
Talmadge L. Hill Field House
Baltimore, Maryland
Referees: Clarence Armstrong, Mike Eades, Jeff Anderson

AwardsEdit

All Tournament Team
Pos Player Team PPG
F D. J. Kennedy (MVP) Overseas Elite 14.3
G Errick McCollum Overseas Elite 12.8
G Jerome Randle Eberlein Drive 21.7
G Jimmer Fredette Team Fredette 31.0
F Jamil Wilson Golden Eagles 18.0
GM Matt Mitchell &
Jacob Hirschmann
Eberlein Drive

Source: [5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "What is TBT?". thetournament.com. The Basketball Tournament. 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  2. ^ Edelman, KJ (August 3, 2018). "With TBT Four-peat, Overseas Elite Further Cements Legacy". thetournament.com. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  3. ^ "TBT 2018 Teams and Bracket". thetournament.com. 2018. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "2018 TBT Game Schedule". thetournament.com. 2018. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  5. ^ "TBT 2018 All-Tournament Team". thetournament.com. August 3, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2018.

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