Sykes hits game winner as Boeheim’s Army wins million dollar TBT title (full coverage)

Keifer Sykes hit a three-pointer to give Boeheim’s Army a 69-67 win over Team 23 in The Basketball Tournament championship game.

It was an intense, physical battle right from the start. It was a back-and-forth first quarter until Boeheim’s Army went on a 5-1 run to close it out and take a one point lead into the second. Boeheim’s Army held the lead for most of the second quarter, but Team 23 was able to keep the advantage for Boeheim’s Army at just one entering halftime.

A 6-0 run by Team 23 early in the third quarter gave them the momentum, but Boeheim’s Army battled back as it has all tournament long. A 6-1 run towards the end of the quarter gave Team 23 a 54-50 lead headed into the final frame.

Team 23 would extend the advantage to six in the fourth quarter, the largest by either team during the entirety of the game. Keifer Sykes would make some big shots in the fourth to help give Boeheim’s Army a one point lead entering the Elam Ending period with a target score of 69.