The Basketball Tournament 2017 Jamboree Finals
Date: Sunday, June 18, 2017
Time: 10am thru 6pm Central Time
Where: Philadelphia University in Philadelphia, PA
Twitter Updates: @thetournament
How did you enjoy the first day of the Jamboree? I think the Elam Ending had a quality debut in its first seven games. We saw a team intentionally take a timeout to force the untimed Target Score session, and another team intentionally take a backcourt violation when the clock stopped at exactly 4 minutes remaining. After all, the Elam Ending starts on the first stoppage AFTER the 4 minute mark.
We got the first ever Elam Ending comeback victory in the fifth game of the day, as Josh Selby’s fade-away capped off Brothers Dat Ball’s rally. BDB trailed 69-65 when the clock turned off, but they came away with the 76-75 win to advance to the South region final.
The sixth game of the day came close to topping that rally. uKnighted, a team of Rutgers alumni, was down 67-54 when the clock was turned off. Thanks to the lack of game clock, they got stop after stop against Silver Spring’s Willow Runners and took off on a 14-0 run to take a 68-67 lead and then a 71-70 lead with a Target Score of 74. Rutgers gonna Rutgers, though, and SSWR got the last four points of the game and a spot in Sunday’s Northeast final.
Here’s your schedule for Sunday’s finals. Be sure to keep an eye on the Midwest final which is the first one up, as there’s a chance that Golden Eagles, the team of Marquette alumni, might end up facing the Jamboree champ.
All times Central.
10am: Peoria All Stars vs Reach 1 Teach 1 (Midwest)
11:45am: Primetime NYC vs Broad Street Brawlers (West)
1:30pm: The Citi Team vs Brothers Dat Ball (South)
3:45pm: Silver Spring’s Willow Runners vs Champions (Northeast)