After 16-seed House of ‘Paign, a team made up of primarily Illinois alumni, took down top-seeded Carmen’s Crew, The Basketball Tournament defending champions and Ohio State alumni roster, Red Scare took down the Cinderella team with an 82-XX victory to advance to the TBT semifinals.
Red Scare, a Dayton alumni team that also includes a former Buckeye in forward Trevor Thompson, will be moving on to face the Golden Eagles, a team that is made up of Marquette alums.
Thompson finished the game with 15 points and 10 rebounds on 6-of-11 shooting, with 10 of his points coming in the first half.
While the score ended up only being a seven-point margin, Red Scare led 80-61, only needing two more points to finish the Elam Ending of 82 before House of ‘Paign went on a late 16-1 run that was ended on a game-winning dunk by Trey Landers
The Red Scare’s Landers, younger brother of former Ohio State defensive tackle Robert Landers, finished with a game-high 19 points.
While Carmen’s Crew could not maintain House of ‘Paign’s Mike Daum, who scored 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting to help make the upset happen, Daum finished with just 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting in 30 minutes against Red Scare.
Red Scare led 38-32 at halftime and took a 58-49 lead into the fourth quarter. That lead was trimmed to eight with an early free throw before the Red Scare went on a 14-0 run started with a Thompson layup and helped with 10 consecutive points by Ryan McMahon.
On the game, Red Scare shot 41.7 percent (30 of 72) from the field and 29.0 percent (9 of 31) from three while holding House of ‘Paign to 39.1-percent (27 of 69) shooting and 26.1 percent (6 of 23) from three.
The semifinal matchup between the Red Scare and the Golden Eagles will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, with the winner going on to the championship game for the $1 million winner-take-all prize.
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