Herd That’s heroic run in The Basketball Tournament was derailed by Overseas Elite on Saturday afternoon, as the Marshall alumni team lost 93-76 to the four- time champions. As a result, former Pitt power forward Ryan Luther has taken the court for the last time in the 2020 edition of the tournament.
The former Panther put on arguably his best performance of the tournament in the loss, as he had 11 points, four rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes. With that said, there was something to enjoy in each of Luther’s three outings with Herd That, as he put on a good defensive showing with three blocks in the first round and scored the game-winning bucket in the second round of the tournament.
Unfortunately, Luther was part of a Herd That team with one of the toughest paths to victory in the event, as the squad was pitted against The Money Team, which was loaded with former NBA talent like Tony Wroten and Kyle Wiltjer, and Overseas Elite, the winningest team in TBT history. In addition, an already-stacked Overseas Elite team had former NBA All-Star Joe Johnson on its roster, and his 35 points and near-perfect 5-for-6 three-point shooting proved too much for Herd That.
As a result, Overseas Elite, the same team Pitt great DeJuan Blair won a TBT title with in 2017, will move on to the semifinals of the event, where it will face the winner of Boeheim’s Army vs. Sideline Cancer, a game that features another Pitt product in Jamel Artis. Artis is the last Pitt alum remaining in this year’s iteration of The Basketball Tournament.