Johnson to compete in 3X3U tournament

Robert Johnson’s college career didn’t end at the Big Ten Tournament.

The Indiana senior is headed to the Final Four in San Antonio.

That’s where Johnson will participate in the inaugural 3X3U National Championship, a new event that pits 32 four-man teams consisting of players from every Division I conference against each other in a three-day, 3-on-3 tournament.

Comprised of seniors that have exhausted their NCAA eligibility, the teams will compete for a $100,000 prize pool from Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1 at St. Mary’s University’s Bill Greehey Arena.

One of four players selected from the Big Ten, Johnson earned all-conference honorable mention recognition this past season, averaging 14.0 points and finishing second on the team with 84 assists. Final team selections for the 3-on-3 tournament are expected to be made by March 29.

A total of 24 pool play games will be streamed live on Twitter from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Eastern on March 30. The event will continue with 24 pool play games streamed live on Twitter from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern on March 31. The weekend will conclude with a Twitter stream of the quarterfinals from 1:35 to 3 p.m. Eastern on April 1, followed by the semifinals, third-place game and championship game broadcast live on ESPN2 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Teams will be organized into eight pools of four, with each team guaranteed three pool play games. The squads will have opportunities to win money even before the championship, as each pool play win nets a team $1,000. The same amount will be awarded for wins in the quarterfinals, semifinals and for a win in the third-place game.

A championship victory will earn a team $50,000.