The Basketball Tournament brings nostalgia, a raucous crowd and buzzer beaters to Wichita. Three Kansas alumni teams will play in this year’s The Basketball Tournament (TBT). Wichita hosts the Wichita Super Regional at Wichita State University’s Charles Koch Arena. TBT games are played July 19-23 and an extra quarterfinals game July 25.

The Wichita Super Regional has two separate eight-team brackets. AfterShocks, the Wichita State alumni team, are one of the featured teams in the Wichita Super Regional as they come back from last year’s semi-final loss. The No. 2 seed in the AfterShocks bracket are Purple & Black, the Kansas State alumni team. Mass Street, the Kansas alumni team, will serve as the other featured team and No. 1 seed in their bracket.

All-session and single-session tickets are on sale now through the Shocker Ticket Office. To order, visit or dial 316-978-FANS (3267).

TBT games feature the Elam Ending, the end-of-game format that eliminates the game clock after a certain point and teams play to a target score.

This means every game ends on a made basket, creating a high-intensity end-of-game experience. Every defensive possession becomes more important and trailing teams don’t want to foul to stop the clock.

“I’ve watched TBT every year the tournament has been played and there is no place like Charles Koch Arena,” said Paul Mills, first-year Wichita State men’s basketball head coach. “I was always amazed at the fan support in Wichita for this event in comparison to other venues around the country. The support for the AfterShocks is second to none. I look forward to watching the AfterShocks in this year’s event.”

The No. 1-seed AfterShocks (overall record 8-3) will feature former Shockers Conner Frankamp, Darral Willis, Markis McDuffie, Samajae Haynes-Jones, Asbjorn Midtgaard, Trey Wade and Alterique Gilbert. They’ll be joined by non-WSU alum Tyrus McGee (Cowley/Iowa State), Marcus Lee (Kentucky/Cal-Berkeley) and Jordan Parks (North Carolina Central). McGee joins the AfterShocks for the third time. The AfterShocks are coached by former WSU players Zach Bush, JR Simon and Garrett Stutz.

Plenty of former Shockers came out to watch TBT games two years ago. Houston Rockets guard Fred VanVleet, Washington Wizards’ Landry Shamet, Cleanthony Early, Toure Murry and Tekele Cotton were all in attendance.

Jacob Pullen is back to lead the No. 2-seed Purple & Black (4-6). Pullen hit one of the most memorable Elam enders last year. The team also features Henry Walker, Mike McGuril, Martavious Irving, Marcus Foster, DJ Johnson, Justin Edwards, Kamau Stokes, Thomas Gipson, Marquis Addison and Khalid Thomas. Coaches are Rodney McGruder, Jordan Henriquez-Roberts, Clent Stewart and Curtis Kelly.

Kansas alumni are back after taking a year off from TBT. No. 1-seed Mass Street features former Jayhawks Dedric Lawson, Devon Dotson, Jamari Traylor, Keith Langford, Marcus Garrett, Mario Little, Thomas Robinson, Tyshawn Taylor, Lagerald Vick and Wayne Selden Jr. Coaches are Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris. The University of Kansas head men’s basketball coach Bill Self showed up to watch the alumni team play in Wichita two years ago.

Basketball players compete on the court during a game at The Basketball Tournament

2023 TBT Wichita Regional Schedule | Wichita, Kansas / Charles Koch Arena


Mass Street Regional

Round of 64 // Wednesday, July 19
G1 - 6 p.m. CT – (4) Show Me Squad (Missouri) vs. (5) Vegas Rebellion (UNLV) | ESPN+
G2 - 8 p.m. CT – (1) Mass Street (Kansas) vs. (8) We Are D3 | ESPN+
G3 - 10 p.m. CT – (3) LA Cheaters vs. (6) Living The Dream | ESPN+

Round of 64 // Thursday, July 20
G4 - 11 a.m. CT – (2) Heartfire vs. (7) Juco Products | ESPN+

Round of 32 Round // Saturday, July 22
G5 - 1 p.m. CT - Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner | ESPN+
G6 - 3 p.m. CT – Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner | ESPN+

Round of 16 // Sunday, July 23
G7 - 2 p.m. CT -- Winner of Game 5 vs. Game 6 | ESPNU

Players compete on the court during a game at The Basketball Tournament

AfterShocks Regional

Round of 64 // Thursday, July 20
G1 - 1 p.m. CT – (3) Team Arkansas (Arkansas) vs. (6) Ram Up (Colorado State) | ESPN+
G2 - 3 p.m. CT – (4) Beale Street Boys (Memphis) vs. (5) Broad Street Birds (Temple) | ESPN+
G3 - 6 p.m. CT – (2) Purple & Black (Kansas State) vs. (7) DaGuys STL | ESPN2
G4 - 8 p.m. CT - (1) AfterShocks (Wichita State) vs. (8) B1 Ballers | ESPN2

Round of 32 Round // Friday, July 21
G5 - 6 p.m. CT - Game 2 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner | ESPN2
G6 - 8 p.m. CT – Game 1 Winner vs. Game 3 Winner | ESPN2

Round of 16 // Sunday, July 23
G7 - 4 p.m. CT -- Winner of Game 5 vs. Game 6 | ESPNU

TBT Quarterfinals // Tuesday, July 25
G8 - 8 p.m. CT -- Winner of Mass Street Regional vs. Winner of AfterShocks Regional

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