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Best Virginia Opens Up TBT Regional Against DuBois Dream



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Best Virginia is set to begin their fourth run in the TBT tournament starting on Tuesday night against No. 8-seed DuBois Dream. The first-round matchup is set for 7 p.m. at Wesbanco Arena in Wheeling. There’s a lot new this year with the team and the tournament so let’s do a quick preview of what to expect this week.

Best Virginia brings on six new players with Erik Stevenson (WVU), Kedrian Johnson (WVU), Sean McNeil (WVU/OSU), Quincy Ford (Northeastern), Nathan Flowers (Oklahoma City U) and Alex Gross (Morehead State). Familiar names in TBT like John Flowers (WVU), Kevin Jones (WVU), Nathan Adrain (WVU), Chase Harler (WVU), Teyvon Myers (WVU) and Jamel Morris (Fairmont State) are all back as well.

This is the first year where general manager Flowers has brought on recently graduated players. The mix of the new age with the old will be interesting for West Virginia fans to watch.

Starting in 2022, TBT moved to more regionals with eight teams per region. Best Virginia was selected to the 1-seed in the Wheeling regional this summer and face DuBois Dream, a team based out of western Pennsylvania. DuBois Dream is participating in their fourth TBT as well but is still searching for their first all-time win. DuBois Dream features recent Division-I players, highlighted by the Weathers brothers and Dalton Bolon from Charleston.

Bolon is coming off an NCAA Tournament appearance under Pat Kelsey, averaging 12.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. Marcus and Michael Weathers completed their collegiate careers at SMU in 2022. Both brothers averaged double figures for the Mustangs in a 24-win season. Michael played for Oklahoma State during the 2018-19 season averaging 9.2 points in 16 games.

Best Virginia and DuBois Dream will tipoff at 7 p.m. on ESPN+. The winner of Best Virginia-DuBois Dream will face the winner of Zoo Crew-Herd That, Pitt and Marshall’s alumni teams, on Thursday night.

Best Virginia is 6-3 all-time in their TBT history, dating back to 2019. The Basketball Tournament is a 64-team field, which the winning team takes home $1 million.

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