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The Basketball Tournament 'Super 16' preview: (matchups, Mike Bibby, Shannon Sharpe)

A brief preview of the wacky, $2 million tournament that continues on ESPN's family of networks this weekend.

Mike Bibby and Jason Williams — together again.Getty Images

With NBA Summer League concluded, there's still a way to get your basketball fix (in the last week before NFL training camps begin).

At Philadelphia Universitythe 16 remaining combatants in The Basketball Tournament, with a prize of $2 million,continues Thursday through Saturday. Games will be televised on ESPNU, ESPN2 and ESPN3 and will tip off at 4, 7 and 10 p.m. respectively.

The times of the specificmatches have not yet determined, but the matchups have after two hard-fought rounds.

Here's a look at the upcoming games from thetournament bracket, with just enough of a nostalgia factor to get you through the weekend:

WEST

1. Team 23 vs. 5. Team Colorado (Colorado Alum)

Team 23 is led byFrank Gaines (a pro in Poland)who scored 30 points in the team's second-round win. Colorado boastsMarcus Hall (a pro in Turkey), who nailed eight threes last weekend. Colorado also has NFL legend tight end Shannon Sharpe on its roster, who played 12 minutes in Round 2.

3. A Few Good Men (Gonzaga Alum) vs. 7. Team Utah (Utah Alum)

Former Zags and NBA players Dan Dickau and Jeremy Pargo lead the Few against Justin Hawkins (NBA D-League) and Utah.

SOUTH

8. Trained To Go vs. 8. TMD

Brandon Robinson (a pro in Canada) hit two last-minute threes to propela team of Georgians, includingDamien Wilkins andJamario Moon to the second round. TMD is led byOle Miss alumni Chris Warren and Bob Young, who combined for 58 points in their most recent win.

3. Ram Nation (VCU Alum) vs. Overseas Elite (defending champions)

Darius Theus (a pro in the Netherlands) led all VCU alum scorers in their second-round win. The team, from Virginia, will have its hands full against the defending tournament champs. Kyle Fogg(a pro in Spain)made a ridiculous16-of-18 free throws to help Overseas Elite advance.

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MIDWEST

9. Always A Brave (Bradley Alum) vs. 5. Pedro's Posse

Patrick O'Bryant, a former No. 9 overall pick by the Warriors, led the team of Bradley Alum with a double-double in their second round win. They'll have a tough matchup against Mike Bibbyand "White Chocolate" Jason Williams, former teammates with the Kings who can still dish dimes.

6. Golden Eagles Alumni (Marquette Alum) vs. 7. Armored Athlete

Former Los Angeles Laker Dwight Buycks scored 27 points to lead all scorers for Marquette's team last weekend. In the Super 16 they'll faceFlorida State'sIsaiah Swann and Jordan Hulls (a pro in Belgium) and Armored Athlete.

EAST

1. City of Gods vs. 5. FOE

One-time first round, sixth overall pick DerMarr Johnson leads City of Gods, while FOE is propelled by a balanced attack that includes Temple (and NBA) guard Dionte Christmas and one-time Villanova star Maalik Wayns.

3. The Untouchables vs. 2. Beoheim's Army (Syracuse Alum)

Bradley Wanamaker(a pro in Turkey), formerly of Pitt and Roman Catholic High in Philly leads The Untouchables, who will face a team of former Orange. They'll be led by Hakim Warrick, former pro in Philadelphia this weekend.

 

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