The team of former Syracuse University basketball players known as Boeheim’s Army will be playing at Onondaga Community College this summer. The SRC Arena and Events Center has been selected as one of eight regional sites nationwide for The Basketball Tournament (TBT). The annual summer tournament awards a $2 million dollar, winner-take-all prize to the champion. Boeheim’s Army will play its first three games in the SRC Arena July 26, 27 and 28. Tickets will be available through the TBT website.
“Syracuse is a basketball city and we are honored to be chosen as a host site for the TBT Tournament,” said OCC President Dr. Casey Crabill. “The SRC Arena has established itself as one of the region’s premier facilities for intercollegiate and scholastic athletic competitions, graduation ceremonies, trade shows and countless community-focused events. We look forward to welcoming teams and fans into our air conditioned arena to watch hotly contested basketball which has become a hallmark of the TBT Tournament.”
“TBT has been a wonderful experience for our fans and former players. It’s something I look forward to every year and support 100 percent,” said Syracuse University Head Coach Jim Boeheim. “Bringing the regionals here will be tremendous for all… our community, players and fans! It will be great to see all our loyal fans coming out to support our guys!”
Joining OCC and the SRC Arena as regional sites are the cities of Columbus, Greensboro, Lexington, Memphis, Richmond, Salt Lake City and Wichita. Each regional winner will advance to Championship Weekend in Chicago August 1-4. The TBT Tournament features 64 teams competing in a single-elimination 5-on-5 tournament. Last year more than 60 players with NBA experience played in TBT including multiple former lottery pics, NBA Champions and All-Stars. The 2019 TBT Tournament will be televised by ESPN.