Ohio State alumni squad Scarlet and Gray got their big man back from his wedding on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to advance to the final four of The Basketball Tournament.
|#1 SCARLET & GRAY||17||23||23||15||78|
|#2 TEAM FREDETTE||21||30||25||24||100|
Jared Sullinger contributed 12 points and eight rebounds the day after his wedding, but Scarlet and Gray fell in the quarterfinals in Atlanta, 100-78, to Team Fredette, which moves on to the semifinals in Baltimore.
The Buckeye alums committed nine first-half turnovers, while Jimmer Fredette led his team with 28 points – 12 of which came in the first half – as Team Fredette jumped out to a 51-40 lead at halftime behind 59 percent shooting in the first two frames.
|SCARLET & GRAY||STAT||TEAM FREDETTE|
|27-58 (46.6%)||FGM-FGA (PCT.)||39-68 (57.4%)|
|7-26 (26.9%)||3PM-3PA (PCT.)||11-28 (39.3%)|
|17-23 (73.9%)||FTM-FTA (PCT.)||11-15 (73.3%)|
Scarlet and Gray started both Sullinger and Greg Oden, yet the Buckeye alums were outrebounded 30-26. Meanwhile, Team Fredette connected on 11-of-28 shots from three-point range to keep Scarlet and Gray at arm's length.
Team Fredette made five of its first seven shots to open the second half, while Scarlet and Gray made just two of its first seven shots, as Fredette's squad jumped out to a 62-45 lead with just more than five minutes remaining in the third quarter.
Aaron Craft helped cut the deficit to 13 heading into the fourth with a number of impressive defensive plays on Fredette, but other members of Team Fredette were able to pick up the slack.
Jordan Crawford, Jack Cooley, Brandon Davies and Ra'Shad James all scored in double figures for Team Fredette, while David Lighty led Scarlet and Gray in scoring with 16. Craft contributed 13 points, four rebounds and three assists in the loss.
The Elam Ending went into effect with Scarlet and Gray trailing 93-74 in the fourth quarter, with Team Fredette scoring seven of the last 11 points to put the game to bed.