West Virginia TBT regional support, Virginia’s best enemies revealed | WVU | West Virginia Mountaineers Sports Coverage
Best Virginia, the team of West Virginia University alumni competing in the 2021 basketball tournament, learned their first nemesis and the roster of the 16-team regional group on Monday afternoon. from West Virginia.
The region’s second-seeded Best Virginia will face 15th-seeded Woco Showtime, a former Wofford team, in the first round. If Best Virginia wins this match, it would face the winner of the D2, made up of a collection of Division II stars, and Bleed Virginia, which includes a number of Virginia players from different teams.
âYou have Final Four team members, and you have younger guys. You need maturity, and you need young guys. You need that mix,â noted TBT analyst Seth. Greenberg on the Best Virginia roster. “They’re going to play West Virginia basketball. You know they’re going to play hard. I love that mix of youth and experience.”
Best Virginia and HerdThat (Marshall alumni) will also be joined by Sideline Cancer, Armored Athlete, War Ready (Auburn Alums), Team 23, D2, Primetime Players, Fort Wayne Champs, Georgia Kingz, Bucketneers (ETSU Alums), HBCUnited, Team DRC and Founding Fathers (JMU Alums) at the Charleston Coliseum.
The West Virginia Regional is one of four at TBT 2021, which awards a prize of $ 1 million to the winner. Sixteen teams will also compete in regional championships in Wichita, Kansas, Columbus, Ohio and Peoria, Illinois. The eight quarterfinals – two teams from each region – will meet in Dayton, Ohio, July 31 through August 31. 3.
One hundred and eleven teams have applied to be included in the tournament, according to the TBT website.
Coached by former WVU student and current West Virginia Tech head coach James Long, the Best Virginia roster includes Kevin Jones, John Flowers, Nathan Adrian, Jaysean Paige, Tarik Phillip, Juwan Staten, Alex Ruoff, Logan Routt, Jonathan Holton, Teyvon Myers, Chase Harler and Sagaba KonatÃ©. Assistant coaches are Dave Tallman and Da’Sean Butler.
Best Virginia is 1-1 all-time in TBT, with both games taking place at the 2019 event. The team was removed from the 2020 tournament before the start due to positive COVID-19 tests.
The West Virginia regional runs July 17-21, with tickets available for each individual session or for all four days of competition. Afternoon and evening sessions are scheduled for July 17-19, with regional semi-finals scheduled for July 21.
WEST VIRGINIA OTC 2021 REGIONAL CALENDAR
SATURDAY JULY 17
GAME 1 | 12:00 PM ET â¢ ESPN THU 3 | 5:00 p.m. ET â¢ ESPN3
GAME 2 | 2:00 PM ET â¢ ESPN THU 4 | 7:00 p.m. ET â¢ ESPN3
SUNDAY JULY 18
GAME 5 | 12:00 PM EDT â¢ ESPN3 THU 7 | 5:00 p.m. EDT â¢ ESPN3
GAME 6 | 2:00 PM EDT â¢ ESPN3 THU 8 | 7:00 p.m. EDT â¢ ESPN3
MONDAY JULY 19
GAME 9 | 2:00 PM EDT â¢ THU ESPN 11 | 7:00 p.m. EDT â¢ ESPN
GAME 10 | 4:00 PM EDT â¢ THU ESPN 12 | 9:00 p.m. EDT â¢ ESPN
WEDNESDAY JULY 21
THU 13 | 7:00 p.m. EDT â¢ ESPN2
THU 14 | 9:00 p.m. EDT â¢ ESPN2