With the Ohio State Buckeyes’ basketball team preparing to take on the No. 5 Michigan Wolverines on Tuesday night, a group of OSU’s favorite basketball alums confirmed that they would be back playing in Columbus this summer, as Team Scarlet and Gray will suit up for their third-consecutive year in The Basketball Tournament.
We're back! In Columbus. July 18-20. Be there. @ACraft4 @Jared_Sully0 @thekidet @Scooniep12 @J_Diebler @OSULighty23 @thetournament pic.twitter.com/xDkvcum3VZ— Scarlet and Gray (@ScarletGrayTBT) January 29, 2019
As of now, the team will consist of Aaron Craft, Jared Sullinger, Jon Diebler, and David Lighty, with Scoonie Penn as the coach and general manager, and Evan Turner as an assistant coach. Additional players, including other Buckeyes, will be announced as TBT approaches.
The Basketball Tournament’s champion takes home $2 million to be distributed amongst the players on the team. This year’s championship will take place in Chicago on Aug 1-6.
It was also confirmed on Tuesday that Scarlet and Gray will play host again at The Capital Center from July 19-21. The regional champion will take home 25 percent of the ticket sales at their venue, so that’s even more incentive for Buckeye fans to show up and support their team.
In 2017, Scarlet and Gray lost a heartbreaking double-overtime game to Team Challenge ALS. Then in 2018, the OSU vets lost to Team Fredette in the regional finals.