Carmen's Crew Knocks Off Red Scare, 85-71, to Advance to Quarterfinals in The Basketball Tournament

By David Wertheim on July 21, 2019 at 1:56 pm
William Buford

They just keep on rolling.

One day after downing Big X, Carmen's Crew swept through Columbus with an 85-71 victory over Red Scare, the team representing the University of Dayton in The Basketball Tournament.

The team filled with former Buckeyes players advanced past the Columbus Regional with its third win of the weekend. It will take on the winner of the Salt Lake Regional in the quarterfinals at 7 p.m. August 1 in Chicago.

After taking just a two-point lead into the locker room at halftime, Carmen's Crew came out hot in the second half, beginning with an and-one from leading scorer William Buford, who has been a machine all tournament long.

Buford led Carmen's Crew with 23 points. David Lighty added 18 points, while Jon Diebler had nine points. For the Red Scare, Darrell Davis finished with 18 points in a losing effort.

It was an impressive showing once again for Carmen's Crew, which did it all in front of Ohio State's coach Chris Holtmann.

If it maintains this level of play, Carmen's Crew has a legitimate shot at the tournament crown.

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