What to Know about Boeheim's Army & Overseas Elite

 

By: Josh Brown | @josh_brown31


Boeheim's Army & Overseas Elite will go head-to-head on Tuesday August 1.

Here’s what to know about Boeheim's Army and Overseas Elite, who will play Tuesday in Baltimore, Maryland at Coppin State University. (TICKETS)

When to Watch

Tuesday August 1 9pm ET | ESPN | WatchESPN | TICKETS

Boeheim's Army

Who are they?

Northeast Champion. #3 seed in the Northeast Region. Syracuse alumni squad with players from throughout the Jim Boeheim era. Third appearance in TBT. Lost to City of Gods in the Northeast Regional Championship Game in 2015 and The Untouchables in the Super 16 in 2016. Overcame a 25-point second half deficit to defeat Team FOE in the Regional Championship. Syracuse legend Carmelo Anthony will be hosting the semifinals and championship in Baltimore.

Who did they beat?

Regional Championship: (3) Boeheim's Army 72 (4) Team FOE 67

Super 16: (3) Boeheim's Army 65 (7) Team Fancy RYU 61

Round 2: (3) Boeheim's Army 106 (11) GaelNation 100  (2OT)

Round 1: (3) Boeheim's Army 99 (14) DuBois Dream 66

Read more about their trip to the Semifinals here.

Who should I keep my eyes on?

Brandon Triche, Eric Devendorf, Donte Greene Triche has a knack for taking over games late in the second half. Although he doesn't shoot the ball a ton, he always seems to hit a couple of big shots down the stretch. Devendorf is the only player remaining who no longer plays professional basketball. Despite this, he has total command of the game while on the floor. Still brings that same intensity that made him a Syracuse fan favorite. Leads the team with 18 points per game. Greene is a monster down on the low block. Averaging 17.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Has struggled from three-point range throughout the tournament (6-for-24), but has the ability to knock down the shot. 

What to expect

If Boeheim's Army wants to dethrone Overseas Elite, the 2-3 zone is going to have to be clicking on all cylinders. Expect Boeheim's Army to stick with the zone even if they fall in a bit of a hole at some point. This team never gets rattled. Like their opponents, they are battle-tested and have the ability to pull out a win no matter the scenario. 

 

Overseas Elite 

Who are they?

TBT 2015 and 2016 Champions. South Champion. #1 seed in the South Region. They’ve never lost in TBT. 17-0. Winners of $3 million, looking to make it $5 million. Overcame multiple double-digit deficits to defeat Ram Nation in the South Regional Championship Game. If it wasn't for the Boeheim's Army-Team FOE thriller, that would have been the best game of the Super 16. New additions DeJuan Blair, Justin Burrell and Oliver Lafayette have thrived with the returning core. 

Who did they beat?

Regional Championship: (1) Overseas Elite 86 (2) Ram Nation 79

Super 16: (1) Overseas Elite 84 (4) Tampa Bulls 76

Round 2: (1) Overseas Elite 78 (8) Matadors 67

Round 1: (1) Overseas Elite 84 (16) Chattanooga Trenches 74

Read more about their trip to the Semifinals here.

Who should I keep my eyes on?

DJ Kennedy, Kyle Fogg, and Errick McCollum III Kennedy could very well be the most impactful player in TBT history. Can play positions 1-4 and is also a solid defender/rebounder. He can score the ball in a variety of ways. Fogg is a sharpshooter who always seems to hit a big three late in a game. Not afraid to pull up in transition. Shooting a staggering 59% from three in TBT 2017. McCollum is the inspirational leader of this team. Also a very efficient scorer. Averaging 15.5 points in TBT 2017.

What to expect

You never really know what to expect when watching Overseas Elite. The only constant is that they find a way to win. No double-digit lead is safe against this team.  Overseas Elite never gets fazed. They do a great job of taking advantage of teams who are either too high or too low depending on the situation. Overseas Elite has a tendency to start games a bit sluggish. If they are going to be defeated, a team is going to have to take advtantage of this and then keep that momentum up for the rest of the game. Overseas Elite has committed the most turnovers of any team in TBT 2017 (57). They will need to control this.