The Basketball Tournament is Coming to Brooklyn!

 

By: TBT Staff | @thetournament


BOSTON, MA – [May 15, 2017] – The Basketball Tournament (TBT) today announced LIU Brooklyn will serve as the host of its Super 16 and Regional Championships, July 20-23. TBT features 64 teams of top professional, college alumni, and international basketball players competing in a single-elimination 5-on-5 tournament for a winner-take-all $2 million prize.

The Super 16 round will be held July 20-22 followed by the Regional Championships on July 23. All games will be held at LIU Brooklyn and will air live on ESPN/ESPN2 (full details below):

Round of 16: Thu July 20: 5:00pm & 7:00pm (ESPN2)
Round of 16: Fri July 21: 7:00pm & 9:00pm (ESPN2)
Round of 16: Sat July 22: 12:00pm & 2:00pm (ESPN); 4:00pm & 6:00pm (ESPN2)
Regional Championships: Sun July 23: 12:00pm & 2:00pm (ESPN); 4:00pm & 6:00pm (ESPN2)

Earlier rounds will be held in Charlotte, Philadelphia, Las Vegas and at Bradley University, with the semifinals and Championship to be held in Baltimore at Coppin State University, August 1-3. All 63 games will air on ESPN networks, beginning Saturday, July 8. 

The highly-competitive tournament has attracted some of the best basketball in the world. In 2016, 63 recent NBA players competed, and 20 teams were composed of alumni from Division I programs including Villanova, Gonzaga, Kentucky, Syracuse, Michigan State, and Memphis. Overseas Elite, a team put together by a CAA agent consisting of his clients, won for the second year in a row.

Entry into TBT is free, with an application period that runs from April 1, 2017 through June 1, 2017. Teams compete for spots in the tournament by soliciting votes from fans and supporters via social media. Applicants must be 18 or older and willing to forego their amateur status. For more information, visit www.TheTournament.com.