K-State alumni set to play in TBT basketball tournament.

Senior guard Kamau Stokes waits for the next play during the game against Iowa State by saying a quick prayer in Bramlage Coliseum on Feb. 16, 2019. (Archive photo by Emily Lenk | Collegian Media Group)

Since 2014, The Basketball Tournament has been called “the highest stakes basketball tournament in the world.” This year looks no different, with a Kansas State alumni squad set to compete for the prize of one million dollars.

The 64-team tournament is in four different regional locations, with games set from July 16-28.

Regional locations and dates include the Wichita, Kansas, Regional from July 16-20, the Charleston, West Virginia, Regional from July 17-21, the Columbus, Ohio, Regional from July 23-27 and the Illinois Regional from July 24-28.

This year’s K-State alumni squad will play in the Wichita Regional. The team consists of Trevor Gaskins, Ron Freeman, Marquis Addison, Justin Edwards, Martavious Irving, Moses Morgan, D.J. Johnson, Marvin Clark, Curtis Kelly, Thomas Gipson and 2018 Big 12 Champions Cartier Diarra and Kamau Stokes.

The “Purple and Black” squad’s most recent tournament appearance was in 2019, with Curtis Kelly and Thomas Gibson playing on the 2019 team as well.

K-State’s overall record in the TBT tournament currently sits at 3-4 overall.

The “Purple and Black” squad is ranked as the 7th seed and will take on Creighton’s “Omaha Blue Crew” in the first round of the tournament.

Other teams to watch for during this year’s tournament include number one seeds Eberlein Drive, Marquette, Ohio State and Sideline Cancer.