Overseas Elite to play its first game in The Basketball Tournament against Armored Athlete


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Then-senior guard DeAndre Kane dunks the ball during Iowa State’s 85-83 win over North Carolina on March 23, 2014, at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Kane scored 24 points, had 10 rebounds and dished out seven assists in the Iowa State victory.

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UPDATE: DeAndre Kane was reported to be playing in the tournament but he did not make the trip with the team

Former Iowa State men’s basketball player DeAndre Kane’s team the Overseas Elite will play their first game of The Basketball Tournament against Armored Athlete.

The game will take place 3 p.m. Central Standard Time on Thursday at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

The game is available to watch on ESPN.

After #15 seed Armored Athlete defeated #18 seed Power of the Paw in Round 1 98-91 Sunday, they move on to the Round of 16 to play #2 seed Overseas Elite.

Overseas Elite will look to contain John Roberson, who had 26 points on 9-for-13 shooting against Power of the Paw and Scott Machado, who put up 23 points on 8-for-12 shooting.

With the #1 seed Carmen’s Crew (Ohio State alumni team) falling to #16 House of ‘Paign (Illinois alumni team) 68-76 Wednesday in the Round of 16, this now leaves Kane’s team as the highest seed in the tournament.

The winner of the game will advance to quarterfinals Saturday and face either the winner of Thursday’s game between #23 seed Herd That (Marshall alumni team) and the #7 seed The Money Team.

Overseas Elite is 29-1 since joining the tournament in 2015, with its lone loss coming last year versus Carmen’s Crew. Overseas Elite has won four out of the last six championships.