The basketball tournament announced its 64-team squad on Monday afternoon and Carmen’s Crew, the team made up mostly of Ohio State alumni, took the No.1 seed in the Columbus Regional.
Carmen’s Crew to face No.16 seed Mid-American Unity led by former Ohio State and Toledo forward JD Spoon, at 9 p.m. on July 23 at the Covelli Center. The winner will then face either the No. 8 seeded Men of Mackey (Purdue alumni) or the No. 9 seeded Ballinteers (Tennessee alumni) in the second round at 4 p.m. on July 25.
Other Columbus Regional teams include Dayton alumni team Red Scare and Xavier alumni team Zip ‘Em Up, who enter the tournament as # 2 and # 3 seeds. , respectively, as well as The Money Team, which is supported by the legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather.
This is the fifth entry into the Carmen’s Crew tournament, which was originally known as Scarlet & Gray. The team won the championship and the $ 2 million prize in 2019, but lost in the first round of last year’s event despite being a No.1 seed and overall of the tournament was played in a bubble at Columbus’ Nationwide Arena due to the pandemic.
Former Ohio State players on this year’s roster include Guillaume Buford (2008-12), Aaron Craft (2010-14), Jon diebler (2007-11), David Lighty (2006-11), Evan ravenel (2011-13), Shannon Scott (2011-15), Lenzelle Smith Jr. (2010-14), Kaleb Wesson (2017-20) and Keyshaw Wood (2018-19). Meanwhile, Jared sullinger (2010-12) and Dallas lauderdale (2007-11) will serve as Head Coach and Assistant Coach, respectively.
The Columbus Regional will be held July 23-27, with the top two teams qualifying for the tournament at the University of Dayton Arena, which will host the quarterfinals, semi-finals and the $ 1 million championship game. July 31 to August. 3.