Columbus, Ohio (WLFI) — Purdue's alumni basketball team, the Men of Mackey, cruised to an 83-74 victory over the Tennessee alumni "Ballinteers" in the first round of TBT on Friday night at Ohio State's Covelli Center.
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Kelsey Barlow led the gold and black with 19 points. Former Purdue big man Isaac Haas added 11 points on 3-4 shooting with 4 rebounds.
At the half, the Men of Mackey held a 39-29 lead. Barlow scored 14 points in 12 minutes to pace the Boilermaker alumni in the opening two quarters.
Purdue Alumni AJ Hammons, Jon Octeus, and Jacquil Taylor did not suit up for the Men of Mackey on Friday. It is unclear if they will join up with the Men of Mackey later in the Tournament.
The Men of Mackey advance in the Columbus regional to play No. 1 seed Carmen's Crew. Carmen's Crew is the host of the Columbus regional, with a roster mostly made up of Ohio State alumni. Tipoff for that game is scheduled for this Sunday at 4pm ET.