Saturday Recap From Philly and Charlotte


By: TBT Staff

Northeast Regional

No. 8 Paul Champions vs. No. 9 Talladega Knights 78-74

Earl Boykins may be the smallest man on the floor, but he certainly has the biggest heart. The former NBA veteran scored 25 points and dished out five assists to propel the Paul Champions over the Talladega Knights. Former New Jersey Nets big man Josh Boone led the way for the Knights, posting a double-double with 17 points and 17 rebounds.

Paul Champions will now take on Untouchables Sunday morning at 11:15 a.m on WatchESPN.


1 Untouchables vs. 16 OPI: 92-77

The top seeded Untouchables did exactly what they were supposed to do, quickly disposing of OPI even without the presence of newly signed Phoenix Suns guard Mike James. Dewayne Jackson led the Untouchables with 20 points, and three-time EuroLeague champion Kyle Hines added 14 points and 15 rebounds.

The Untouchables will needed the post presence of Hines and former Georgia Tech center Gani Lawal to contain a Paul Champions front line that includes 7-foot-6 center Mamadou N’diaye.


4 FOE vs. 13 D.C. On Point: 80-75

The most impressive comeback in the first day of the Northeast region came courtesy of FOE, run by NBA stars Thomas Robinson, and Markieff and Marcus Morris. Down 12 points early in the second half, former Brooklyn Nets guard Tyshawn Taylor put the team on his back, scoring 21 points and adding 4 assists. Former Notre Dame center and 2014 TBT Champion Torin Francis added 15 points and nine rebounds for D.C. in the losing effort.

FOE will look to punch their ticket to the Super 16 for the second straight year Sunday afternoon at 12:15 p.m. on WatchESPN.


12 Sideline Cancer vs. 5 Zoo Crew 100-87

The first major upset of the Northeast region came courtesy of Sideline Cancer, knocking off the Pittsburgh alumni team in stunning fashion. Zoo Crew held a four point lead at the half thanks to 20 points from Panthers legend Levance Fields, but were outscored 52-35 in the second half. Former St. Joe’s guard Aaron Brown and East Stroudsburg’s Duane Johnson both led the way with 25 points. Fields finished with a game-high 35 points.

Sideline Cancer will now face a formidable, well coached FOE team that’s riding high after a come from behind win.


11 GaelNation vs. 6 City of Gods: 88-86

First year team GaelNation took down 2016 Northeast regional champion City of Gods in a TBT instant classic. The Iona alumni team went on a 9-0 run to close the game, and point guard Steven Burtt scored the game-winning layup with mere seconds left on the clock. D'Angelo Harrison and Burtt, Iona’s second all-time leading scorer, both finished with 23.

David Hawkins led the way for City of Gods with 17 points in a losing effort. It’s the first time City of Gods has lost its opening game since entering TBT in 2015.

GaelNation will return to action on Sunday at 2:45 p.m. on WatchESPN.


3 Boeheim’s Army vs. 14 DuBois Dream: 99-66

In front of more than 500 Syracuse Orange fans, Boeheim’s Army put on a show in a rout of DuBois Dream. John Gillon, the hero in Syracuse’s win over Duke in 2017, led all scorers with 26 points on 4-7 shooting from three. Brandon Triche had TBT’s only triple-double on the day, notching 11 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. The always effective Eric Devendorf, now Syracuse’s assistant strength coach, added 15 points of his own.

Boeheim’s Army and GaelNation will now battle for the bragging rights to New York, and a spot in the Super 16 in Brooklyn. That game will be played at 2:45 p.m. on WatchESPN.


2 Supernova vs. 15 South Jamaica Kings: 97-72

Despite a brief scare in the first half, the Villanova alumni team cruised through the second half to a 25-point victory. Malcolm Grant led the team with 21 points, and ‘Nova legend Scottie Reynolds chipped in 15 on 5-11 shooting from three. 2016 NCAA champion Darryl Reynolds, fresh off a stint in NBA Summer League with the Philadelphia 76ers, added four points and four rebounds off the bench.

Supernova will look to secure their first ever Super 16 bid at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on WatchESPN.


7 Team Fancy vs. 10 Rebel Riders: 78-70

Despite not having former Villanova guard Allan Ray, Team Fancy was able to take down a Rebel Riders team headlined by former Sacramento Kings forward Jason Thompson. Former Rhode Island forward led the way for Fancy with 18 points, while Iona guard Scott Machado added 17 points of his own. Thompson finished with 14 points and 18 rebounds.

Fancy will have the opportunity to head home to New York by earning a spot in the Super 16 in Brooklyn, but they’ll have to go through Supernova first. Those two teams face off Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on WatchESPN.



South Regional

5 Tampa Bulls vs. 12 Seven City Grain: 94-88

The #5 Tampa Bulls used a 19-0 run to end the first half en route to a 94-88 win over Seven City Grain. Dominique Jones paced the Bulls with 30 points, including a perfect 10-10 from the free throw line, while grabbing seven rebounds. William McDonald recorded 15 points and Javonte Hawkins added 14 points. Seven City was led by Steve Pledger, who was high scorer of the game with 33 points.

The Bulls will meet Kentucky Kings Sunday at 11:00 a.m. to decide the first team in the Super 16.


4 Kentucky Kings vs. 13 The Citi Team: 94-72

The #4 Kentucky Kings jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, defeating #13 The Citi Team, 94-72, in Round 1 of the South Regional. The Kings, who will play at 11 a.m. on Sunday, were paced by 23 points apiece from Erving Walker and Jeremy Evans. Scotty Hopson added 19 points. The Citi Team, which advanced via the Jamboree, were led by Anthony Gurley’s 16 points.


1 Overseas Elite vs. 16 Chattanooga Trenches: 84-74

Two-time defending champion Overseas Elite survived a scare and defeated the Chattanooga Trenches, 84-74. Chattanooga, the #16-seed, stayed close as they only trailed by two points at halftime. But the #1 Elite clamped down in the second half, holding the Trenches to just 27 percent shooting and nine total field goals. Overseas Elite were led by Errick McCollum II with 20 points.

Overseas Elite moves on to play Matadors (Texas Tech alumni) Sunday at 12:45 p.m. on WatchESPN.


8 Matadors vs. 9 Washington Generals: 76-72

The Matadors defeated the Washington Generals, 76-72, to advance to the Round of 32. John Roberson led the way for the Matadors with 17 points. Quincy Diigs added 16 points while Jeffrey Crockett chipped in 12 points. The Generals were paced by Sundaita Gaines, who posted 22 points. Aquill Baynard had 15 points and Malik Boothe scored 13 points.


11 Golden Boot Dynasty vs. 6 BDB: 76-72

Golden Boot Dynasty defeated BDB, 76-72, to advance to the next round. Devon Baulkman led the way for Golden Boot Dynasty with 25 points, 12 of which were scored from the 3-point line. AJ Walton added 18 points while Lawrence Gilbert chipped in 11 points. BDB was paced by Travis Franklin, who posted 20 points and 7 rebounds. Josh Selby contributed 16 points.

Golden Boot looks to move on to the Super 16 in Brooklyn tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. against NC Sprodigal Sons.


14 NC Prodigal Sons vs. 3 Ole Hotty Toddy: 84-75

The NC Prodigal Sons defeated Ole Hotty Toddy, 84-75, to advance to the next round. The NC Prodigal Sons were lead by Damier Pitts with 15 points, and making all 6 free throw attemps. Al'lonzo and Coleman and Nate Chambers each tossed in 13 points.  Christopher Warren was the high scorer for Old Hotty Toddy with 21 points.


2 Ram Nation vs. 15 Showtime: 82-80

Ram Nation’s Jamie Skeen hit a game winning shot with time running out to beat Showtime 82-80. Skeen had 25 points and Ram Nation's Larry Sanders had two key shot blocks in the final minutes. Lee Skinner had 20 points for Showtime, including three free throws to tie the game with less than five seconds remaining.

Ram Nation is back in action against PrimeTime Players Sunday at 4:15 p.m. on WatchESPN.


10 PrimeTime Players vs. 7 Blue Zoo: 79-77

In the final game of the day, PrimeTime Players won 79-77 on a final shot by Sean Barnette with one second remaining in the game. Barnette scored 26 points and Terell Smith added 23 for PrimeTime. Bruce Massey Jr. and Adonis Thomas had 17 each for Blue Zoo.