HBCUnited’s Cinderella run in The Basketball Tournament continues after knocking off Rucker Park region No. 1 seed Young Game Changers (YGC) 66-59 Sunday night.
The YGC are now the first top seed in The Basketball Tournament to be eliminated.
HBCUnited dominated leading for the majority of the game, peaking with a 57-46 lead in the fourth quarter. Their work on the boards was the key to their success outrebounding YGC 53-34.
Hampton guard Malique Trent led the team scoring 16 points followed by former Hampton teammate Jermaine Marrow who scored 11 points off the bench.
DEVANTE CARTER SENDS HBCUNITED TO THE NEXT ROUND!!!!
— TBT (@thetournament) July 18, 2022
With 3:30 remaining in the game, HBCUnited led 57-53 needing to get to 65 points to secure the victory.
One point away from victory, Norfolk State guard Devante Carter sealed the win for HBCUnited forcing a steal and then completing an uncontested dunk.
In the regional final, HBCUnited will look to come one step closer to the $1 million grand prize when they face the two-seeded Americana for Autism.