TBT 2022 Bracket and Matchup Revealed for Oregon Alumni Team Always Us

OMAHA,  June 22, 2022 – The Basketball Tournament (TBT) – the $1 million, winner-take-all summer basketball event broadcast live on ESPN networks – today revealed the eight-team bracket for the Omaha Regional, hosted by Omaha Blue Crew, a Creighton alumni team. Always Us will be competing in the Omaha Regional at D.J. Sokol Arena from July 16-20.

Always Us is organized by former student managers Robbie Ellis and Brian O’Reilly, and coached by Oregon’s men’s basketball assistant coach Mike Mennenga. Their current roster includes:

  • Tajuan Porter (2006-10)
  • Garrett Sim (2008-12)
  • E.J. Singler (2009-13)
  • Johnathan Loyd (2010-14)
  • Jalil Abdul-Bassit (2013-15)
  • Dwayne Benjamin (2014-16)
  • Casey Benson (2014-17)
  • Shakur Juiston (2019-20)
  • Brian Conklin (Saint Louis)
  • Michael Finke (Grand Canyon/Illinois)

The #4 seed Always Us will take on the #5 seed Jackson TN Underdawgs in the team’s first-round game on Saturday, July 16 at 3 pm PT. If Always Us advances to the second round, they will face the winner of #1 seed Gutter Cat Gang and #8 seed The Cru (Valparaiso alumni) on Sunday, July 17 at 3 pm PT.

The Omaha Regional Championship Game will be played Tuesday, July 19, at 4 pm PT.

TV broadcast information will be announced soon.

The winner of the Omaha Regional will face the winner of the Wichita Regional in the quarterfinals in Wichita on July 27. The semifinals will be in Dayton, Ohio at UD Arena on July 30, and the $1M winner-take-all championship game on Aug. 2.

For more information on Always Us and tickets for this year’s TBT, visit TheTournament.com.