* No. 1 The Money Team 71, No. 8 Athletics Miami 67: Former BYU star Jimmer Fredette scored 29 points for The Money Team, which trailed 61-55 with less than five minutes remaining. Former Rhode Island star Xavier Munford hit Elam Ending’s shot, a 3-pointer.
• No. 3 Red Scare 75, No. 6 CitiTeam 70: Darrell Davis scored 15 points at the Red Scare for his fourth consecutive first-round victory. Jordan Sibert hit the Elam Ending shot, a short jumper.
• No. 4 Men of Mackey 76, No. 5 Mid American Unity 58: Kelsey Barlow, who played three seasons at Purdue (2009-12) and one season at Illinois-Chicago, scored 22 points for Men of Mackey. Luis Jacobo, who played one season at Stetson and two at Purdue Fort Wayne, hit Elam Ending, a layup.
No. 2 Golden Eagles 77, Ohio 1804 72: The Marquette alumni improved to 23-5 in the tournament. They won it all in 2020, beating Red Scare 79-70 in the semi-finals. The Golden Eagles also played at UD Arena last year, losing to eventual champion Boeheim’s Army in the quarter-finals.
In that game, the Golden Eagles took control with a 17-0 run in the second quarter. They took a 68-53 lead in the Elam Ending, but saw Ohio 1804 close within three points before a shot by former Oregon forward Elgin Cook ended the game. Darius Johnson-Odom, who played for Marquette from 2009 to 2012, led the team with 19 points.