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Boeheim's Army Surges Past NYCSuperstars 91-73 in TBT Opener

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Behind big performances by Demetris Nichols and Willie Deane, the Orange alumni won its first game and advance to play again tomorrow at 4:15.

Boeheim's Army didn't get off to an auspicious start at Philadelphia University, but the Orange alumni (accompanied by Willie Deane and Olu Famutimi) finished strong for a 91-73 win over the NYCSuperstars.

The team struggled initially on the offensive end but did come out in a 2-3 zone -- as if anyone really thought they would play anything different.

Willie Deane proved his worth by playing steady at point -- he controlled the ball and knocked down a three before the halftime buzzer to put Boeheim's Army up 9.

Demetris Nichols led the Army with 24 points, followed by Eric Devendorf (18) and Deane (16). Hakim Warrick and Baye Keita led in the rebounding category with eight apiece.

Lawrence Moten stole the show when he entered the game with 2:00 left to play and hit a tough baseline fadeaway and then ripped the ensuing possession away from the NYCSuperstars for layup at the other end. Looks as though the all-time leading scorer in the Big East still has it.

Boeheim's Army will play again tomorrow against 20th & Olney, a team made up of former La Salle players. Fans will remember Tyrone Garland and his Southwest Philly Floater in his Sweet 16 run with La Salle in 2013.

Should Boeheim's Army win tomorrow, they will advance to the Super17 in Chicago next weekend. You can stream the game tomorrow by visiting thetournament.com.