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The Basketball Tournament kicked off its sixth year of competition on July 4, with every high seed pulling out a win on the first day of the single-elimination, winner-take-all cash prize event. This year, due to COVID-19, the field has been reduced to 24 teams, and the cash prize has been lowered to $1 million. In addition, instead of a cross-country event, the entire tournament is taking place at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, with players and staff members quarantined in one location. Four teams — Best Virginia, Mid-American Unity, Jackson TN Underdawgs, and Playing for Jimmy V — have already been replaced in the tournament due to positive coronavirus tests. 

“Although it’s difficult to release the teams that we have, we’re following our plan to control the spread of the virus within our bubble here in Columbus, [Ohio],” TBT founder and CEO Jon Mugar said in a statement, via ESPN. “We have administered nearly 1,400 tests with just 31 positive cases, only five of which were in Columbus. We continue to have confidence in our health and safety plan to reduce the risk for everyone involved with TBT 2020. It’s unfortunate Playing for Jimmy V won’t be able to continue in TBT 2020. We are hopeful the team member has a quick recovery.”  

All of the action continues on Sunday, July 5, with another quadruple-header of first-round games, and conclude with the championship game on Tuesday, July 14. Dozens of former college and NBA players are taking part, including Chris Paul, who is serving as GM for Team CP3. 

Some notable names among those suiting up to play include Jarrett Jack and Joe Johnson, who are representing four-time champions Overseas Elite. Last year’s winners, Carmen’s Crew, are back as well and are led by Jared Sullinger and Aaron Craft.

Here’s the full schedule and how to watch every game:

Round 1

All times Eastern

July 4

  • No. 9 Big X 79, No. 24 D2 74
  • No. 12 Brotherly Love 87, No. 21 Stillwater Stars 71
  • No. 16 House of ‘Paign 76, No. 17 War Tampa, 53
  • No. 13 Team CP3 76, No. 20 PrimeTime Players 74

July 5

  • No. 23 Herd That 80, No. 10 Peoria All-Stars 65
  • No. 22 Sideline Cancer 93, No. 11 Team Hines 91
  • No. 14 Heartfire vs. No. 19 Men of Mackey, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
  • No. 15 Armored Athlete vs. No. 18 Power of the Paw, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

Round 2 (Sweet Sixteen)

All times Eastern

July 6 

  • No. 5 Eberlein Drive vs. No. 12 Brotherly Love, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
  • No. 4 Golden Eagles vs. No. 13 Team CP3, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

July 7

  • No. 6 Challenge ALS vs. No. 22 Sideline Cancer, 2 p.m. (ESPN)
  • No. 3 Boeheim’s Army vs. winner of No. 14 Heartfire/No. 19 Men of Mackey, 4 p.m. (ESPN)

July 8

  • No. 8 Red Scare vs. No. 9 Big X, 2 p.m. (ESPN)
  • No. 1 Carmen’s Crew vs. No. 16 House of ‘Paign, 4 p.m. (ESPN)

July 9

  • No. 7 The Money Team vs. No. 23 Herd That, 2 p.m. (ESPN)
  • No. 2 Overseas Elite vs. winner of 15 Armored Athlete/No. 18 Power of the Paw, 4 p.m. (ESPN)

Round 3 (Elite Eight)

All times Eastern

July 10 

  • TBD vs. TBD, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

July 10 

  • TBD vs. TBD, 4 p.m. (ESPN)

July 11 

  • TBD vs. TBD, 2 p.m. (ESPN)
  • TBD vs. TBD 4 p.m. (ESPN)

Round 4 (Final Four)

All times Eastern

July 12

  • TBD vs. TBD, 4 p.m. (ESPN)
  • TBD vs. TBD, 6 p.m. (ESPN)

Round 5 (Championship)

All times Eastern

July 14

  • TBD vs. TBD, 7 p.m. (ESPN)