Sideline Cancer advances with win at annual “The Basketball Tournament”

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UPDATE: Sideline Cancer advances to next round in annual “The Basketball Tournament. They defeated Team Hines in the round of 24, 93-91 on a game winning shot.

Sideline Cancer was lead by Marcus Keene, who sank the game-winning shot, finishing with 29 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.

Sideline Cancer will now face Challenge ALS on Tuesday at 2:00.

The team is remains in the running to win $1 million.

COLUMBUS, Oh. (WTAJ) — Sideline Cancer from the Griffith Family Foundation will be playing their first game this afternoon in The Basketball Tournament, as they take on Team Hines.

The game will be aired on ESPN at 4 pm. The tournament officially kicked off July 4.

The tournament is a 24 team-single elimination tournament where the winner takes home $1 million. Team Sideline Cancer was selected as the 22nd seed this year.

The format is different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last year, there were 64 teams selected with regional play set up in 8 different locations across the country.

This year, all games will take place in Columbus, Ohio over a span of 10 days.

Last year, Sideline Cancer made it to the third round of the tournament, in the Wichita regional final.

The Griffith Family Foundation is a local organization raises money and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer research.

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