Creek’s game-winning 3 pushes Sideline Cancer to title game

COLUMBUS, Ohio — What would you do with a million dollars?

Sideline Cancer is one win away from finding out the answer.

Former IU standout Mo Creek hit the game-winning 3-pointer in a 67-65 win over four-time champ Overseas Elite in the semifinals of The Basketball Tournament (TBT) on Sunday.

Sideline Cancer advance to take on Golden Eagles, a Marquette alumni team, in the $1 million, winner-take-all championship game Tuesday night at 7 o’clock.

All three of Creek’s made field goals were 3-pointers, the final one coming as he took a pass on the right wing from Marcus Keene, worked around a screen by teammate Eric Thompson and lofted an arching shot that hit nothing but net.

It capped a game-long comeback, as Sideline Cancer trailed 19-15 after one, 37-27 at halftime and 54-47 after three quarters.

“Just got to believe,” Creek said. “We were down 10 going to halftime and everybody said, ‘Believe,’ and that’s what we did.”

Creek finished with 10 points and seven rebounds, while Keene led the way with 22 points, four assists and three rebounds. Former Hoosier Remy Abell added 14 points and five rebounds for the victors, while former NBA All-Star Joe Johnson led Overseas Elite with 18 points.

Abell and Creek will see another former Indiana player, Luke Fischer, in the final. Fischer had four points and two rebounds in Golden Eagles’ 79-70 win over The Red Scare, a Dayton alumni team.

5 comments

  1. This is better than an Elite Eight… though from IU they did not graduate!

    Good things happen to good people. Good for Remy and Mo.

  2. JPat- My guess is it will be on ESPN or ESPN2. It’s that or they televise the Cornhole Toss World Championship held in Abu Dhabi.

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