#1 Scarlet & Gray Downs #12 PrimeTime Players 72-60

 

By: TBT Staff | @thetournament


Balance is key, and Scarlet & Gray proved it tonight.

Playing without leading scorer and rebounder Jared Sullinger, the Ohio State alumni team used a 14-0 run midway through the third quarter to build a lead that it never relinquished in a 72-60 victory over the PrimeTime Players.

 

Aaron Craft had 13 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and William Buford chipped in with 14 points, including four three-pointers.

 

Greg Oden, the former top overall overall pick in the NBA Draft, had 11 points for Scarlet & Gray and was pleased with his TBT debut.

 

“It was good,” said the former top overall NBA draft pick. “We’re Buckeyes for life. [The Ohio State fans] made it a little bit more comfortable being out there.”

 

Despite the win, Scarlet & Gray coach Scoonie Penn knows that his team will need to improve in order to have a chance to claim TBT’s $2 million prize.

 

“Early on, we weren’t gritty enough,” said coach Scoonie Penn. “We had to grind back. We want to keep advancing.”

 

Sean Barnette  scored 14 of his game-high 21 points in the second half for PrimeTime, which shot just 29% in the second half.