Best Virginia has earned the No. 1 seed in the West Virginia Region of The Basketball Tournament, and will face No. 8 regional seed Virginia Dream in its first game on July 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center.
Joining Best Virginia in the region are:
Bucketneers (No. 2 seed)
WoCo Showtime (No. 3)
Herd That (No. 4)
Founding Fathers (No.5)
War Ready (No. 6)
Fully Loaded (No. 7)
Virginia Dream (No. 8)
Should Best Virginia and Herd That win their opening round games, they would face each other in the second round. Herd That faces Founding Fathers, composed largely of James Madison alums, at 5:00 p.m. on July 24.
In the afternoon prior to the evening main card, No. 2 Bucketneers (East Tennessee State) opens the day against Fully Loaded (Team Loaded AAU alumni) at noon, while WoCo Showtime (Wofford Alums) squares off against War Ready (Auburn) at 2:00 p.m.
This will be Virginia Dream’s first entry into the TBT. Featuring a number of players from smaller schools, the squad’s stated purpose is to “develop leaders, restore hope, and empower youth.”
The Virginia Dream has two alums from Bluefield University — Cordaris Townes and Niquan Cousins, and two from Radford: Devin Cooper and Ed Polite, Jr.
Best Virginia, in its third year in TBT, is 3-2 all-time in the event.
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Now in its ninth year, TBT 2022 will feature 71 players with NBA experience and 29 college alumni teams, both of which are TBT records. The field will once again feature 64 teams squaring off in a single-elimination format.
Eight regions, featuring eight teams apiece, will conduct games over two weeks in July. The winners of six of the eight regions will advance to Dayton for quarterfinal play, while two other will meet in Wichita. Victors in those games will continue seminfinal and final play in Dayton in semifinal and final action
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WVU alums Jonathan Holton (Florida TNT), Brandon Watkins (Team AboutBillions) and Elijah Macon (Team AboutBillions) will square off in the first round of the Xavier Regional on July 18 at 1:00 p.m. Florida TNT is the top seed in that regional.
Regional Host Cities
- Omaha, Neb. – headlined by Omaha Blue Crew (Creighton) – July 16-19
- New York City, N.Y. (Rucker Park) – headlined by Marcus Smart’s YGC – July 16-20
- Albuquerque, N.M. – headlined by The Enchantment (University of New Mexico) – July 28-21
- Wichita, Kan. – headlined by AfterShocks (Wichita State) – July 22-25
- Syracuse, N.Y. – headlined by Boehiem’s Army (Syracuse) – July 22-25
- Charleston, W. Va. – headlined by Best Virginia (West Virginia) and Herd That (Marshall) – July 24-27
- Cincinnati, Ohio – headlined by Zip ‘Em Up (Xavier) – July 24-27
- Dayton, Ohio – headlined by Red Scare (Dayton) – July 24-27
Championship Week Schedule
- Quarterfinals – July 27 (Wichita), July 28-29 (Dayton)
- Semifinals – Saturday, July 30 (Dayton)
- $1 Million, Winner-Take-All Championship – Tuesday, Aug. 2 (Dayton)
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