Lobo basketball fans, coming your way is a tournament in The Pit made for you.
Maybe more so, if you enjoy seeing UNM facing New Mexico State on the hardwood.
The Basketball Tournament (TBT) – the $1 million, winner-take-all summer basketball event broadcast live on ESPN networks – announced the bracket for this year’s tournament.
The Enchantment’s roster includes:
- J.R. Giddens (2006-08)
- Roman Martinez (2006-10)
- Dairese Gary (2007-11)
- Phillip McDonald (2008-12)
- Darington Hobson (2009-10)
- Jamal Fenton (2009-13)
- Drew Gordon (2010-12)
- Cleveland “Pancake” Thomas (2012-14)
- Joe Furstinger (2014-18)
- Elijah Brown (2015-17)
- Anthony Mathis (2015-19)
- Scott Bamforth (former Del Norte High star who played at Weber State)
The New Mexico Regional championship game is set for July 21 at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
Panamaniacs – taken from the Pan American Center the Aggies play their home games in — will be coached by NMSU Athletic Director Mario Moccia.
The Panamaniacs roster includes:
- Justin Hawkins (2006-08)
- JahmarYoung (2007-10)
- Wendell McKines(2007-12)
- J. West (2009-13)
- DK Eldridge (2013-15)
- Ian Baker (2013-17)
- Braxton Huggins (2014-17)
- Jonathon Wilkins (2014-18)
- Zach Lofton(2017-18)
- Terrell Brown (2018-20)
- Evan Gilyard II (2019-21)
- Johnny McCants (2017-22)
The rest of the region is made up of:
1 seed Team Heartfire: Coached by former NBA veteran and current ESPN college basketball analyst LaPhonso Ellis
2 seed Team Challenge ALS: Coached by 13-year NBA veteran Darren Collison, Challenge ALS plays to raise money for ALS research.
3 seed L.A. Cheaters: A Los Angeles based team known for competing in the prominent pro-am the Drew League.
6 seed Ram Up: A Colorado State alumni team featuring former 15-year NBA veteran Jason Smith.
7 seed Once A Bronco: A first-year Boise State alumni team competing in TBT for the first time.
8 seed Competitive Choice: A first-year TBT team based in Houston that secured their spot in the field via buy-in.
TV broadcast information will be announced soon.Tickets for all TBT game days and events are on sale at thetournament.com. For more information, contact email@example.com.