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Team Colorado advances in The Tournament

The Buffaloes alumni defeated Kimchi Express in the first round of TBT.


The Colorado Buffaloes alumni are once again competing in The Tournament (TBT). For the fourth time in as many summers, Team Colorado has blown out their first round opponent en route to advancing in TBT.

If you’re new or need refreshing, TBT is an open-entry, 72-team single-elimination tournament whose winner takes home a $2 million grand prize. Team Colorado, a collection of former Buffaloes, finished in second place in 2016 and made it to the Round of 16 in 2017. They came into this summer’s TBT as the 2nd seed in the West Region. They are arguably the most experience team in the competition and are among the favorites to win it.

In their first round game against Kimchi Express, Team Colorado destroyed them, 105-73. The Buffs alumni were better in every phase of the game. They outscored Kimchi Express 34-13 in the third quarter to bust the game open.

Team Colorado’s star the past few summers has been Marcus Hall, but he took a back seat in this game. Instead, the Buffaloes’ all-time scoring co-leader Richard Roby put up 20 points and 9 rebounds in just 20 minutes of play time. Michel Morandais, a 39-year-old (!) guard who played at CU from 2000 to 2003, also contributed 17 points and 6 rebounds in 19 minutes.

Team Colorado will play the second round Sunday (July 15) at 2:00 pm (MST), which will air on WatchESPN. They will go against Eberlein Drive, a team with former college stars and NBA veterans, most notably Willie Reed, Donald Sloan and Boulder’s own Lou Amundson. If Team Colorado wins tomorrow, they can beat anyone in this tournament.