Always Us, Oregon alumni basketball team, loses in 2nd round of TBT


All good things must come to an end.

After advancing to the second round of The Basketball Tournament Sunday afternoon, the 4th-seeded Oregon basketball alumni team, Always Us, fell in the Round of 32 to the 5th-seeded Autism Army, 76-71.

The two teams were tied at 68 with 3:47 remaining heading into the commercial timeout. 

Always Us would soon take a three-point, 71-68, lead but then gave up eight unanswered to lose the game. 

Former Ducks forward Paul White led Always Us in scoring with 13 points. Joining him in double figures was Johnathan Loyd (12 points) and Dwayne "Snoop Dog" Benjamin (11 points). 

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As a team, Always Us shot just 25% from three-point range while shooting 57% from inside the arc. 

The Autism Army is a "first-year TBT participant competing on behalf of the Life’s WORC organization, a non-profit providing care and support services for people with developmental disabilities and autism," per TBT.

Former Rhode Island forward Delroy James, whose son has been diagnosed with Autism, scored 19 points on 8-of-12 from the floor.

Additionally, former St. John’s guard D’Angelo Harrison shot just 20% from the floor, totaling 9 points on 10 field goal attempts. 

Expect Always Us to be back next year aiming for the $1 million grand prize.