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TBT bracket announced, Team Colorado to play in Wichita regional

The Buffaloes alumni adds Carlon Brown to an experienced squad.

The Colorado Buffaloes’ alumni will compete in The Basketball Tournament for the fifth time in as many years. Team Colorado, as they are called, have hopes of winning a 64-team, single-elimination tournament, and along with the title, a $2 million grand prize.

In the first three iterations of the Tournament, Team Colorado was one of the elite teams. With Marcus Hall running the show as arguably the most unstoppable player in the competition, the Buffs alumni toughed out win and win. In the second year of TBT, that team made a wild run for the championship game, and even had a huge lead in the final before collapsing to 4-time champs Overseas Elite. The following year, Team Colorado was a heavy favorite — they added Chris Copeland and Josh Scott — but they were bounced in the Super 16.

The Buffs alumni are very experience in this competition, but the fear is that the tournament has grown to such a high profile that the favorites in this tournament are absolutely stacked. Team Hines, for example, features five current or recent NBA players; they’re not exactly good NBA players (Nick Calathes is the best player), but that concentration of talent might make this tournament more predictable than it used to be. If Team Colorado is to make a run, they will need their experience to come through and help them to numerous upsets.

Team Colorado is a 4-seed in the 8-team Wichita regional. Their first game will be on Friday, July 26 (ESPN3, 7:00 pm) against the Kansas State alumni. We will continue to cover the team and update as more information comes out.

Team Colorado’s full roster goes as follows:

Marcus Hall, G

Carlon Brown, G

Richard Roby, F

Chris Copeland, F*

Xavier Silas, F*

Marcus Relphorde, F

Shannon Sharpe, G

Xavier Talton, G

Dominique Coleman, G

Nate Tomlinson, Coach

Josh Repine, GM

*Played in the NBA