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GameThread: Boeheim’s Army vs Team Heartfire

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Some familiar names look to stop the Army’s march to Dayton

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The Basketball Tournament is back and No. 3 seed Boeheim’s Army is set to take on the No. 11 seed Team Heartfire in tonight’s Peoria Region action.

Outside of Malachi Richardon the former Syracuse Orange basketball stars got off to a sluggish start on Saturday but new additions Tyrese Rice, DeAndre Kane and DJ Kennedy helped the Army rally to knock off Forces of Seoul 65-53.

Heartfire won their first TBT game 78-65. Head Coach Laphonso Ellis’ team was led by Tevin Mack and Jarret-Wilson Fram in that one. Former Pitt Panther center Gary McGehee is another Heartfire player that Orange fans will recognize.

The game tips at 7 p.m. ET and will air on ESPN2 and the winner moves on to play on Wednesday evening. The two surviving teams from Peoria head to Dayton for next week’s Championship Week. Boeheim’s Army is favored by 6.5 points tonight.

The game thread is below so leave your pre-, in- and post-game comments below. We really like it when you take the time to tell us how you aren’t interested since there are non-Cuse alums playing. Enjoy the game and Go Boeheim’s Army!