The Basketball Tournament (TBT)

(ESPN 3)   7pm ET


There’s a lot of talent on both teams and a lot of different guys who can create their own shots and big guys who can score inside – Terrence Jones from Kentucky and Derrick Williams from Arizona/former #2 pick in the draft are both on LA. Florida TNT scored 83 yesterday in a blowout and the LA Cheaters combined for 149 yesterday and missed 18 free throws. They were at a combined 72 with 3 minutes left in the 2nd quarter and were pacing around 150 or more most of the game. Both of these teams first games of the tournament were yesterday and that’s usually when teams can come out slow because they’re rusty but both teams had no problems scoring. Chris Warren from Ole Miss can score at will and was on fire yesterday for Florida TNT. Klay Thompson’s brother Mychel can shoot from 27-30 feet and was hitting a lot of shots yesterday. Kenny Boynton from Florida can score a lot and Dominique Jones for TNT is really good also.


A couple of things to know about this tournament:


  • It’s mostly played by a bunch of former D1 players and current overseas pros and some former NBA players. A lot of alumni teams (Cuse, Creighton, Purdue, Wichita)


  • Four 9 minute quarters, 30 sec shot clock, Elam Ending (like the NBA All Star game) at 4 mins left in the 4th. The clock stops and the target score to win is 8 points more than the leading team.


  • TBT picks last year on here went 8-1, +9.78 units. Had Sideline Cancer +350 moneyline vs Overseas Elite who was 34-1 in the 5 years prior in the tournament.


  • Lines move FAST. Hardly anyone bets this.
  • Winning team gets a million bucks.