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The TBT Basketball Tournament in Wichita

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What is the TBT Basketball tournament in Wichita? It is an action-packed Basketball Tournament that kicks off in July in Wichita, and we have a discount code for you to get a DEAL on tickets.

64 teams are competing in a winner-take-all tournament for a chance to win the $1 MILLION prize money. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see history in the making. Tune in or join them at Koch Arean for some of the most thrilling basketball games of the summer. This year’s tournament is July 20 – 24, 2024.

Wichita’s own alumni team, the AfterShocks, have earned the #1 seed in TBT’s Wichita Regional and they’ll take on #8 seed Midtown Prestige on Saturday, July 20 at 12:00pm (Session 1)!  Conner Frankamp, Markis McDuffie, Rashard Kelly and the rest of your favorite Wichita State alumni will be back in action at Charles Koch Arena as they compete for $1 million.

TBT Basketball Tournament

More About TBT Basketball Tournant: 

  • 64 teams compete, which is similar to March Madness.
  • Most of the teams are made up of alumni of a specific school.
  • Wichita State, Kansas, and Kansas State all have teams that play.
  • This summer, the TBT will be played in 8 different cities around the county. We are excited to have Wichita as one of the locations!
  • Prices: Start at $15 for 3 basketball games but use our code below to get a DEAL
  • Click here to learn more. Visit the TBT website HERE.
  • 2024 Dates: July 20 – 24, 2024

Get 15% off tickets with code WICHTBT15!

NEW THIS YEAR: TBT’s Home Quarterfinals

The Wichita & Houston Regionals of TBT are matched up and for the first time in TBT HISTORY, both regionals will have the opportunity to have home court in the Quarterfinals!

Tiebreaker will be determined by ROUND 1 REGIONAL ATTENDANCE, so get your tickets now!

GET 15% OFF TICKETS HERE

Elam Ending:

The TBT has a different ending to the basketball game, and it’s called the Elam Ending.

  • The game clock is shut off in the fourth quarter.
  • A target score is set by adding 8 points to the leading team’s score. That number is the target score to win the game.
  • The first team to reach the target score wins
  • Example from their website:
    • If the score is 80-72, the Target Score becomes 88. The first team to reach 88 wins. Once the game clock is eliminated, trailing teams are allowed to focus on getting stops rather than preventing the clock from running out. This results in great defense and pure basketball possessions all the way through the end.
    • “Under a timed format, games rarely end with a series of meaningful possessions. The clock typically forces trailing teams to foul, resulting in all-too-frequent parades to the free-throw line, with the trailing team rarely coming back to win. The Elam Ending allows teams to play at a high level — both offensively and defensively — all the way through the end of the game. They can’t use the clock as a crutch. It also calls for clutch performers to step up at the end of each game and hit a game-winning shot.” from – The Tournament website.
elam ending for TBT Tournament Wichita

Video of the Elam Ending 

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