The NCAA tournament is the most exciting time of year for college basketball fans. But what do you need to know about every team in the 64-team bracket? Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s teams, their rosters, and their recent results.
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21st of June, 2023
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The Basketball Tournament returns in 2023 with a full 64-team field vying for the $1 million winner-take-all prize, after a reduced 2023 tournament with a 24-team bracket and a bubble due to the coronavirus epidemic.
While Overseas Elite, the four-time champion, will not be competing, Marquette’s alumni squad, the Golden Eagles, will attempt to retain their championship against a field of 28 alumni rosters, including the 2019 champion, Carmen’s Crew, to usher in a new era of TBT.
The early stages of the competition will be held in four different locations, with the quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals taking place in Dayton, Ohio, beginning on July 31. We break down each team now that the complete bracket has been revealed, ahead of the single-elimination tournament on ESPN Networks on July 16th.
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Carmen’s Crew is the first seed (Ohio State alumni)
The Ohio State alumni team, led by Jared Sullinger on the bench and Evan Turner as general manager, will be considered one of the favorites to take down the nets. On the court, the squad will be headed by 2019 MVP William Buford, the top scorer in the 2019 championship game, David Lighty, and Aaron Craft, who chose to play one more season before pursuing a career in medicine.
Red Scare is the No. 2 seed (Dayton alumni)
While Carmen’s Crew will be the overwhelming favorite to win this area, Dayton’s alumni squad should not be overlooked. Coach Joey Gruden’s team is poised for a championship run based on camaraderie, with four players from the Flyers’ spectacular 2013 Elite Eight season on the roster, including the two top scorers, Jordan Sibert and Devin Oliver.
Zip ‘Em Up is the third seed (Xavier alumni)
The Xavier alumni squad, which is making its debut appearance, will be led by 2018 second-team All-American Trevon Bluiett and fan favorite J.P. Macura. Coach Rick Carter may have a championship challenger on his hands with the dynamic Semaj Christon and Seton Hall’s Sterling Gibbs.
Team Hines is seeded fourth.
If there’s one team in this area that has a chance to upset the top three seeds, it’s Team Hines, who is headed by Kyle Hines, one of the most accomplished American players in international basketball history. John Jenkins of Vanderbilt will team up with the four-time EuroLeague winner to create the team’s deepest TBT lineup to date.
The Money Team is the fifth seed.
The Money Team, which is backed by boxing icon Floyd Mayweather, is made up of former NBA players such as Amir Johnson and Jonathon Simmons, who are aiming to improve on the team’s shocking first-round elimination in 2023.
Blue Collar U is the No. 6 seed (Buffalo alumni)
For years, Buffalo has been a favorite NCAA tournament Cinderella pick, even beating Arizona as a 13-seed in 2018. With seasoned players like Jeremy Harris, Nick Perkins, and C.J. Massinburg, the alumni team will aim to make the same noise.
Wolf Blood is the seventh seed (NC State alumni)
Are you on the lookout for a new potential sleeper? Because of their explosive guard play, North Carolina State’s alumni squad may be a popular choice. While ex-NBA player C.J. Williams and the quick Cat Barber will most likely be the starters, Trevor Lacey and sharpshooter Scott Wood will assist offer some balance.
Men of Mackey, No. 8 seed (Purdue alumni)
With former NBA player Robbie Hummel and two 7-footers, Isaac Haas and A.J. Hammons, the Purdue alumni squad will certainly give their first-round opponent, the Ballinteers, difficulties. Frank Gaines, a Purdue Fort Wayne graduate who led Italy in scoring last season, will offer important offensive punch beyond the Boilermaker big three.
Ballinteers are the No. 9 seed (Tennessee alumni)
The Tennessee alumni squad combines players from several periods to create a formidable No. 9 seed. Chris Lofton, one of Tennessee’s best shooters, will team up with Wayne Chism and two more recent Volunteers in the form of dynamic defender Jordan Bowden and bucket-getter Lamonte Turner.
Category 5 is the tenth seed (Miami alumni)
Miami’s alumni squad will depend on Davon Reed’s versatility in its debut year in TBT, as he was a third-team all-ACC player in 2017. While Reed will have the keys to the vehicle, don’t forget about Dejan Vasiljevic and Anthony Lawrence’s potential to spread the floor.
TNT is the 11th seed.
“Players from some of the best academic schools who prioritize academic rigor while succeeding on the court and in the community” make up “The Nerd Team.” Kyle Casey (Harvard), the former Ivy League Rookie of the Year, will team up with John DiBartolomeo, a renowned European veteran.
The Region is the No. 12 seed.
Despite failing to advance beyond the first round over the last four years, The Region’s fast-paced style is usually a tough battle for any first-round opponent. These Gary, Indiana legends now have their greatest opportunity to pull off an upset with former NBA point guard Donald Sloan at the lead.
Brown & White is the 13th seed (St. Bonaventure alumni)
The St. Bonaventure alumni squad grabbed Dion Wright from last year’s runner-up Sideline Cancer and Marcus Posley as their lead guard as a first-year player.
Ohio 1804 is the 14th seed (Ohio alumni)
Reggie Keely, Stevie Taylor, and Nick Kellogg will all be on the Ohio Bobcats’ alumni team, which will include many players of the program’s 2012 Sweet 16 team. Can these three create even more noise by upsetting another first-timer, Zip ‘Em Up?
Vahakni City BC is the 15th seed.
Darious Clark is bringing three colleagues to TBT for a chance to extend their momentum on American territory after guiding Vahakni City BC to an Armenian A-League title last year.
Mid American Unity is the 16th seed.
In 2019, the MAC alumni team advanced to the second round of the Midwest Regional. In 2023, they’ll have their job cut out for them, as a battle with Carmen’s Crew won’t be simple by any measure of the imagination.
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Sideline Cancer is the first seed.
In addition to being the only team to participate in all eight editions of TBT, Sideline Cancer was a finalist in 2023 and reached the Regional Wichita final in 2019, both times falling to the Golden Eagles. Sideline Cancer is looking for vengeance, as well as its first championship, with prolific scorer and Central Michigan graduate Marcus Keene returning.
Best Virginia is the No. 2 seed (West Virginia alumni)
West Virginia’s alumni squad boasts another strong lineup in its second year in TBT, with a mix of 2010 Final Four mainstay Kevin Jones and recent Mountaineer stars Tarik Phillip, Jaysean Paige, and Sagaba Konate.
Herd That is the third seed (Marshall alumni)
Marshall’s alumni team is no longer known as TBT’s Cinderella. Herd That boasts a formidable unit with Ot Elmore, his brother Jon, and former Middle Tennessee big man JaCorey Williams, one year after reaching the quarterfinal stage and defeating The Money Team.
Armored Athlete is the fourth seed.
Armored Athlete, now in its eighth year in TBT, will have plenty of NBA experience as it tries to improve on its round of 16 result in 2023. With the Toronto Raptors, Malcolm Miller won an NBA title, while Xavier Rathan-Mayes and Jemerrio Jones only played a few seasons in the league.
War Ready is the fifth seed (Auburn alumni)
Formerly known as War Tampa, this renamed Auburn alumni team features Bryce Brown, a sharpshooter and significant player on the Tigers’ 2019 Final Four team, Danjel Purifoy, and the quick Malik Dunbar.
Team 23 is the No. 6 seed.
Team 23, which includes former LSU guard and top scorer Tim Quarterman, as well as ex-NBA players Walt Lemon Jr. and Eric Griffin, is one of the more dangerous six seeds in the 64-team tournament.
D2 is the seventh seed.
While D2, which is made up of former Division II college players, is often ignored due to its lack of national recognition, the team made it to the Regional Semifinals in the 2019 TBT.
PrimeTime Players are the eighth seed.
The PrimeTime Players, who are competing for the eighth year in a row, are the finest semiprofessional players in the nation. They’ll have a good chance of making it to the second round if former UNC player Christian Keeling hits his triples.
Fort Wayne Champs, No. 9 seed
The Fort Wayne Champs are returning for their fourth season after a hiatus in 2023. It won’t be easy for the team to reach its second overall regional final, with PrimeTime Players in the first round and a possible meeting against Sideline Cancer on the horizon.
Bleed Virginia, the No. 10 seed.
Some of Virginia’s finest mid-major ballers join forces to form a first-year squad. VCU’s JeQuan Lewis, Richmond’s ShawnDre’ Jones, and Radford’s Ed Polite form a formidable “Big Three” that may be too much for D2.
Georgia Kingz, seeded 11th.
The Georgia Kingz, comprised of the finest talent from Georgia, won an automatic berth in TBT after winning NFL linebacker Vic Beasley’s tournament in Atlanta.
Bucketneers, No. 12 seed (East Tennessee State alumni)
5-12 matches are usually a favorite upset pick in the NCAA tournament. In TBT, the Bucketneers vs. War Ready game may be similar, as the East Tennessee State alumni team brings a strong roster to the table, including four players of the 2017 SoCon tournament title squad.
HBCUnited is the 13th seed.
Howard’s Charles Williams, the MEAC’s all-time leading scorer, will head a team that includes players from many historically Black schools and universities.
Team DRC is seeded 14th.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, a former NFL All-Pro cornerback, has brought his team back following successful seasons in 2018 (when they reached the Super 16) and 2019 (when they progressed to the Regional Final before falling to Overseas Elite).
WoCo Showtime is the 15th seed (Wofford alumni)
The alumni squad from Wofford is back for their sixth attempt at TBT glory. They have failed to progress beyond the second round, but they do boast Fletcher Magee, the NCAA’s all-time 3-pointer leader.
The Founding Fathers are the 16th seed (James Madison alumni)
James Madison made their sixth NCAA tournament participation in 2013 because to Ron Curry, Devon Moore, and AJ Davis. Now, the nucleus of that squad has reassembled in the hopes of pulling off one of the biggest shocks in TBT history.
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Eberlein Drive is the No. 1 seed.
Eberlein Drive can only be described in one word: loaded. The club has been a constant force in TBT, but this year’s lineup, which includes two Kentucky standouts in Archie Goodwin and Marquis Teague, as well as the dynamic Devin Robinson and former NBA player Jeremy Evans, may be their greatest yet.
AfterShocks are the No. 2 seed (Wichita State alumni)
With home court advantage and a lineup that includes Wichita State greats like as Conner Frankamp, Toure’ Murray, Markis McDuffie, and Tekele Cotton, no one should be surprised if the Shocker alumni win the whole tournament.
Challenge ALS is the third seed.
Challenge ALS may have the strongest backcourt in the area, but Eberlein Drive may have the finest roster to date. It will be difficult for opponents to match up with this team, which includes former Eberlein Drive guard Jerome Randle and 2012 NBA D-League MVP Justin Dentmon.
LA Cheaters are the fourth seed.
The Cheaters mix an explosive dimension with knock-down perimeter shooting, led by TBT veteran Casper Ware, 2011 No. 2 overall NBA lottery selection Derrick Williams, and Klay Thompson’s elder brother, Mychel. This squad is mostly made up of the Drew League’s top players, but they also have NBA-caliber size and length.
Florida TNT is the fifth seed.
Former LSU player Antonio Blakeney and TBT scoring machine Chris Warren highlight the finest from the Sunshine State. However, DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell, who has grown into an outstanding talent in Turkey, should not be overlooked.
Team Arkansas is the No. 6 seed (Arkansas alumni)
With his incredible scoring skills, Jaylen Barford single-handedly carried Jackson TN in TBT two years ago. Now, Barford is back with the Arkansas alumni team, but this time he has ample of help in the shape of former Little Rock guard Josh Hagins and lights-out shooter Dusty Hannahs.
Purple & Black (seed no. 7) (Kansas State alumni)
On offense, the Kansas State alumni squad will be led by Kamau Stokes, but the roster also includes Cartier Diarra, a top-notch defender and athlete, and powerful big man Thomas Gipson.
The Enchantment is the eighth seed (New Mexico alumni)
New Mexico’s alumni squad, which is in its debut year in TBT, includes Anthony Mathis, a two-time third-team All-Mountain West selection, veterans J.R. Giddens and Drew Gordon, and lockdown guard Antino Jackson.
Stillwater Stars, No. 9 seed (Oklahoma State alumni)
Former NBA great Markel Brown teams up with two-way player Jeffrey Carroll as the Oklahoma State alumni want to improve on a first-round exit in 2023.
Omaha Blue Crew is the No. 10 seed (Creighton alumni)
The alumni team’s first-round game against the Purple & Black is anticipated to draw a large crowd to Koch Arena. While Doug McDermott will not be entering the building, Jahenns Manigat and Martin Krampelj may be able to lead the Blue Crew on a run.
Fort Worth Funk is the 11th seed (TCU alumni)
The TCU alumni team will attempt to replicate the magic of their 2017 NIT Championship team with point guard Alex Robinson and big man Vladimir Brodziansky on the lineup.
Kimchi Express is the 12th seed.
For one reason, Florida TNT does not want to play Kimchi Express in the opening round of the bracket: Nijal Pearson. In his last three years of college, the former Texas State guard was a pure scorer, averaging over 15 points per game.
Mental Toughness is the 13th seed.
The JCK Foundation, a mental health advocacy group, is represented by this first-year TBT candidate. Marques Townes, who led Loyola-Chicago to the NCAA tournament Final Four in 2018, is on the roster.
We Are D3 is the 14th seed.
Despite being made up of Division III athletes, We Are D3 competed on the road against Sons of Westwood (UCLA alumni) and Boeheim’s Army (Syracuse alumni) in consecutive years.
Ex-Pats are the 15th seed (Patriot League Alumni)
Former Bucknell guard and Patriot League Player of the Year Zach Thomas teams up with conference all-time assist leader Kahrr Ross in the hopes of surprising the AfterShocks.
NG Saints are the 16th seed.
The NG Saints — a squad representing renowned Philadelphia basketball school Neumann Goretti High School — are not your typical 16-seed, with players like former Syracuse stars Scoop Jardine and Rick Jackson, as well as ex-Miami guard Ja’Quan Newton.
Golden Eagles, No. 1 seed (Marquette alumni)
The reigning champions return with a lineup that includes Dwight Buycks, Jamil Wilson, and Elgin Cook (Oregon). With the addition of a new face for Marquette’s alumni squad, Vander Blue, the Golden Eagles may become the first team in TBT history to go back-to-back.
House of ‘Paign’ is the second seed (Illinois alumni)
Mike Daum, a former Summit League star, did not attend Illinois, but he will undoubtedly be one of the finest players on the court in TBT. The three-time Player of the Year will join Demetri McCamey, an exceptional scorer and distributor, and Brandon Paul, a versatile guard, to create the Illinois alumni team.
Boeheim’s Army is the third seed (Syracuse alumni)
In six years of participating in TBT, the Syracuse alumni team has only made it to the semifinals once, but with Chris McCullough and Tyler Lydon about to make their TBT debuts, Boeheim’s Army may be the most dangerous 3-seed in the tournament.
Always Us is the fourth seed (Oregon alumni)
Joe Young should be on your radar if you’re searching for a great scorer who can lead his team to victory. In his last three college seasons, the former Houston and Oregon player averaged 18 points per game or more, and he will now lead the Ducks’ alumni squad.
Autism Army is the fifth seed.
This first-year TBT competitor is representing Life’s WORC, a non-profit organization that provides care and assistance to individuals with developmental impairments and autism. Delroy James, a former Rhode Island forward, and D’Angelo Harrison, a former St. John’s legend, will be the team’s stars.
The Overlooked is the No. 6 seed (Murray State alumni)
As the Murray State alumni squad tries to live up to their team moniker, two-time OVC Player of the Year and NBA veteran Isaiah Canaan will create a deadly combination with 2019 OVC Defensive Player of the Year Shaq Buchanan.
Brotherly Love is the seventh seed.
The pride of Philadelphia is still just a 7-seed after reaching the quarterfinals in back-to-back TBT seasons. Will this serve as incentive for the underdogs, who include former Drexel player Frantz Massenat?
Always A Brave, No. 8 seed (Bradley alumni)
As the Bradley alumni squad returns to TBT for the first time since 2018, Patrick O’Bryant, the No. 9 overall selection in the 2006 NBA draft, joins forces with recent grads Darrell Brown and Nate Kennell.
Playing for Jimmy V’s No. 9 seed
Playing for Jimmy V features former Rutgers standout player Corey Sanders and Gonzaga’s all-time assist leader Josh Perkins on its squad after COVID-19 knocked them out of the 2023 tournament.
Tubby Time is the No. 10 seed.
Nate Mason, a former Minnesota guard, will head a squad that will commemorate Tubby Smith by bringing together his former players.
HEARTFIRE is the 11th seed.
HEARTFIRE’s success will begin and finish with strong big man Cory Jefferson and ex-Bears guard King McClure, despite the fact that they are not a Baylor alumni team.
SCD Hoops is the No. 12 seed.
SCD Hoops, a Chicago-based team led by former DePaul player Billy Garrett Jr. and ex-Texas A&M standout D.J. Hogg, aims to raise awareness about sickle cell illness.
Peoria All-Stars are the No. 13 seed.
In four seasons in TBT, the Peoria All-Stars have never progressed beyond the first round. Will this be the year for an upset, with former G League high-flyer Zach Andrews on the roster?
Forces of Seoul, seeded 14th.
Former Florida big man Vernon Macklin and ex-Indiana guard Josh Newkirk are the team’s leaders. Forces of Seoul is a South Korean band made up of American musicians with worldwide experience.
The Jackson TN Underdawgs are the No. 15 seed.
Jackson TN will be missing a deadly scorer who can take over a game in a flash if Barford is not in charge.
B1 Ballers are the 16th seed.
The B1 Ballers are a group of international professionals who bought their way into the field of 64, including ex-New Mexico forward Corey Manigault.
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