Game 1: (#4) Golden Eagles 79, (#8) Red Scare 70
For the second straight year, Golden Eagles (Marquette Alumni) will be playing in the TBT final.
Led by 23 points and 7 rebounds from Jamil Wilson (Marquette), Golden Eagles held a four-point lead at the break and found a way to hold on through the Elam Ending for a 79-70 victory over Red Scare (Dayton Alumni).
Through the contest, a wealth of players had extremely efficient outings for last year’s runners-up, including Darius Johnson-Odom (Marquette), who finished with 13 points on 5-7 shooting from the field and Elgin Cook (Oregon), who chipped in 10 points on a 4-8 day.
For Red Scare, Trey Landers (Dayton) tallied a game-high 21 points (6-10 FG) and 6 boards, while Darrell Davis (Dayton) left the TBT 2020 with 15 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in his final outing.
Game 2: (#22) Sideline Cancer 67, (#2) Overseas Elite 65
The NCAA may have cancelled March Madness, but July Pandemic-monium lives on, as #22 seed Sideline Cancer knocked off four-time TBT Champions and #2 overall seed, Overseas Elite.
Maurice Creek (George Washington) closed out the game with a clutch step-back three-pointer to send NBA veteran Joe Johnson, who scored 18 points in the clash, and his Overseas Elite team home. Creek finished with 10 points and 7 rebounds in the win.
Sideline Cancer’s amazing run to the final now sets up a ridiculous match-up between Golden Eagles (Marquette Alumni) and them, which will feature a star-studded head-to-head guard showdown between SC’s Marcus Keene (Central Michigan) and GE’s Darius Johnson-Odom (Marquette). It’ll also have a brutal battle on the interior with former Marquette man Jamil Wilson playing well for Golden Eagles and one-time Pacific legend, Eric Thompson, remaining an interior force for Sideline Cancer.
Monday is the TBT 2020’s lone day off, but the final is set for 7:00 PM EST on Tuesday, July 14th. The game will be televised on ESPN.