This year, as part of the Final Four celebration in San Antonio, there is a new event. The 3x3U National Championship is a new 32-team tournament comprised of seniors only from each Division I conference competing for a $100,000 prize. It is a 3-day, 3-on-3 tournament and each team features four players.
As fun as it would be to send Purdue’s four seniors out there for the Big Ten, we only get to send one. Vincent Edwards will join Ohio State’s Jae’Sean Tate, Minnesota’s Nate Mason and Indiana’s Robert Johnson to represent the Big Ten.
The event will begin on Friday, March 30 with 24 pool play games streamed live on Twitter from 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m. EST and will continue on Saturday, March 31 with another 24 pool play games streamed live on Twitter from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. EST. The event will conclude on Sunday, April 1, with the quarterfinals broadcast live on Twitter from 1:35-3 p.m. EST, and the semifinals, third-place game and championship game broadcast live on ESPN2 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. EST.
Every game matters as money will be on the line at all times throughout the competition. Participants will compete for a $100,000 prize pool that will be distributed as follows:
· Each pool play win will earn the team $1,000.
· A quarterfinal win will earn the team $1,000.
· A semifinal win will earn the team $1,000.
· The team that wins the third-place game will earn $1,000.
· The team that wins the championship will earn $50,000.