RICHMOND, Va. (TBT Media Relations) - Errick McCollum (Goshen) scored 15 points, and Kyle Fogg (Arizona) added 14 points as top-seeded Overseas Elite slipped past eighth-seeded Monarch Nation 71-61 in the second round of The Basketball Tournament (TBT) South Regional at the Siegel Center on the campus of VCU.
With the win, Overseas Elite, the three-time defending TBT champion that has racked up $5 million in winnings, advances to the TBT Super 16 on July 28 in Atlanta, where it will meet Louisiana United.
Monarch Nation, primarily made up of former players from Old Dominion University, is eliminated.
D.J. Kennedy (St. John’s) contributed a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Jeremy Pargo added 10 points off the bench for Overseas Elite, which led 36-31 at halftime.
Frank Hassell (Old Dominion) had 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Richard Ross (Old Dominion) led Monarch Nation with 14 points.
Note – All TBT games this year are using the “Elam Ending.”
- First implemented during TBT’s play-in round in 2017, the “Elam Ending” – created by Mensa member and basketball super fan Dr. Nick Elam – is designed to eliminate deliberate fouling at the end of games, ensures the final minutes are played at the same pace and flow as the rest of the game and guarantees every game ends on a made basket.
- Under the rule, at the first dead ball after the four-minute mark in the fourth quarter, the game clock shuts off. A Target Score is set by adding seven to the leading team’s score. The first team to reach the Target Score wins.