Buckeye Basketball: OSU alums fall in double overtime at The Basketball Tournament


BALTIMORE -- Casper Ware scored two late baskets in the second overtime, and West Region #6 seed Team Challenge ALS continued its Cinderella run to the TBT Finals by defeating Midwest Region #2 seed Scarlet & Gray, 88-83.

Ware tallied a game-high 28 points in the victory for Team Challenge ALS in a highly competitive contest that featured 15 ties and 11 lead changes.

Dave Lighty had a shot to win it in regulation but missed a layup in traffic. He also attempted a tying trey in double overtime that was also off the mark.

Austin Daye (22 points) and Sean Marshall (21 points) also pitched in offensively for Team Challenge ALS, which advanced despite making just two of 13 three-pointers in the first half. Jared Sullinger completed a solid performance in TBT, scoring 26 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the losing effort for Scarlet & Gray, which also benefitted from a 17-point, 10-rebound performance from Leon Rodgers, a Columbus native who played at Eastmoor Academy and Northern Illinois.

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