Marcus Keene dropped 29, including a pull-up two that sealed the win for Sideline Cancer 93-91.
The high scoring affair saw Team Hines jump out to an early lead behind Ethan Happ and Brandon Paul’s scoring parade, but Sideline Cancer made their way back to deplete the lead to just 1 at halftime. In the third, we saw more scoring a lot of scoring, and Team Hines held a 5 point lead going into the 4th.
Then the Marcus Keene show took place, with Team Hines going cold was a disaster of a combination. The 5-9 guard wouldn’t be stopped, and Sideline Cancer went up 2 going into the Elam ending. With the target score of 92, Team Hines scrapped their way back in, and tied the game up at 91, for a next bucket wins scenario.
Then this happened
Sideline Cancer, who played in Honor of their friend Jermaine Marshall, moved on to the second round of the tournament, while Team Hines will be going home after what should be considered an instant classic in The Basketball Tournament.
Big congrats to both these teams and every team that went into Columbus in the middle of a pandemic, and played their hearts out. Huge props to Sideline Cancer who played a hell of a game, and Team Hines should keep their heads up, they balled out, it just wasn’t their day.