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TBT game thread: Boeheim’s Army vs. Sideline Cancer preview

Boeheim’s Army tips at 4 p.m. on ESPN.

Boeheim’s Army
Ben Solomon Photography

The last game of the quarterfinals in The Basketball Tournament is set to tip shortly as No. 3 seed Boeheim’s Army prepares to face No. 22 seed Sideline Cancer. The matchup will tip at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Sideline Cancer overcame a 12 point deficit to Team Hines in its first-round game of TBT. Then it beat Challenge ALS in the second-round by a final score of 76-66.

Boeheim’s Army was given a bye in the first-round and took down Men of Mackey in its second-round game by a final score of 76-69. Eric Devendorf, the fourth all-time leading scorer in TBT, led the Army with 20 points in the first game against Men of Mackey. Donte Greene and Malachi Richardson scored 16 and 15 points, respectively.

Boeheim’s Army head coach Ryan Blackwell with Eric Devendorf
Ben Solomon Photography

At the top of the Boeheim’s Army scouting report is Sideline Cancer’s Marcus Keene, the former Central Michigan star that averaged 30.0 points per game in the 2016-17 college basketball season. He made the game-winner for Sideline Cancer in the Elam Ending against Team Hines and has scored 45 points in two games thus far.

Sideline Cancer is also led by Remy Abell and Maurice Creek. Abell has scored 35 points in two games and Creek is a threat from range. Syracuse fans will likely recognize former Pittsburgh player Jamel Artis as well.

Diamond Stone is not expected to play today. In Wednesday’s press conference, head coach Ryan Blackwell stated that, to the best of his knowledge, Stone had a partially torn achilles and would not be playing.

Consider this preview the game thread as well, so leave you pre-, in- and post-game comments below!