On Tuesday night, the team of mostly former Ohio State Buckeyes basketball players, Carmen’s Crew, knocked off the Marquette alums of the Golden Eagles to win the 2019 The Basketball Tournament championship.
The thrilling, physical game saw William Buford hit a pair of free throws to get the former Buckeyes to the 66-point, Elam Ending threshold, giving them the victory. For his efforts throughout the tourney, Buford was named the TBT MVP, and he was joined by Aaron Craft on the all-tournament team.
While the game was a ton of fun, the celebrations and festivities continued long after the ESPN TV cameras stopped rolling. Check out all of the highlights from the celebrations, press conference, and more.
Firsthand look at the winning shot and celebration:
TBT championship game highlights:
RECAP: In one of the best games TBT has ever seen, @CarmensCrew outlasted @GoldenEaglesTBT to capture the #TBT2019 Championship and take home $2 million sent with @Zelle!— TBT (@thetournament) August 7, 2019
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Congrats to the Carmen’s Crew award winners:
David Lighty celebrating celebrating with Chris Paul:
Carmen’s Crew puts their name on the championship line:
William Buford explaining the significance of the victory:
@CarmensCrew was not mad online:
Congrats from Coach Holtmann:
Carmen’s Crew got paid via Zelle:
And celebrated when the money showed up in their bank accounts:
Members of the team and assistant coach Evan Turner met with the media: