The Carmen's Crew team that will play for the TBT title (9:00 PM Tuesday on ESPN) could just as easily be named "Thad's Boys." The group is predominantly made up of Thad Matta era Buckeyes. William Buford is leading the team in scoring, just ahead of David Lighty. Aaron Craft is playing his typical pesky defense which included 7 steals in the semi-final win over Overseas Elite. Jon Dieber is stroking 3's with LaQuinton Ross and Evan Ravenell filling valuable roles. If that weren't enough, on the bench is Jared Sullinger as head coach, with Evan Turner and Dallas Lauderdale as assistants.
We were able to catch up with Coach Matta Tuesday morning on the Joel Riley show. Coach Matta, who is vacationing on Marco Island, talked about the bond he has with his former players, who are going for the $2 million dollar prize in the TBT title game vs. the Golden Eagles, a Marquette alumni team. It was great to catch up with Coach Matta who was extremely entertaining. If you missed it, you can check it out here.