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Dufault's Team Colorado falls in $2 million The Basketball Tournament championship

NEW YORK -- The Overseas Elite defeated Team Colorado 77-72 on Tuesday night to win the championship game of The Basketball Tournament, a $2 million winner-take-all tournament featuring non-NBA players.Killdeer native Austin Dufault was a starter...

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Austin Dufault

NEW YORK - The Overseas Elite defeated Team Colorado 77-72 on Tuesday night to win the championship game of The Basketball Tournament, a $2 million winner-take-all tournament featuring non-NBA players.
Killdeer native Austin Dufault was a starter for Colorado and scored 16 points and had six rebounds in the losing effort.
D.J. Kennedy had 18 points, eight rebounds and four steals, and Kyle Fogg had 17 points and six rebounds to lead Overseas Elite to back-to-back championships.
Colorado was comprised entirely of University of Colorado alumni. Dufault, a former North Dakota high school Mr. Basketball, was a four-year starter for the Buffaloes and now plays professionally in Finland.
Marcus Hall scored 24 points to lead Colorado, which entered the 64-team tournament as a regional No. 5 seed while Overseas Elite was the overall No. 1 seed.
Colorado led 46-36 at halftime, but Overseas Elite rallied in the second half to capture the title.
The players all played for part of the $2 million prize.
The game was televised live on ESPN.

 

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