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Colorado State basketball Ram Up team to face Kansas in TBT

Can Colorado State’s run to the men’s basketball postseason in 2024 help turn Ram Up into winners at The Basketball Tournament?

The Ram Up team of (mostly) former CSU men’s basketball players is back in TBT for the third season with an influx of new players who recently graduated from CSU.

The Basketball Tournament (TBT) is an event made up of teams consisting mostly of alumni from colleges who compete in a bracket-style tournament. The winning team gets $1 million.

Here’s a look at what to know about the 2024 Ram Up team, including a chance to see them in Fort Collins before TBT begins:

Ram Up alumni event at Moby Arena

There will be a Ram Up event Sunday, July 14, at Moby Arena, beginning at 3 p.m.

There will be an alumni game, a 3-point contest and a dunk contest. Tickets are $10 and available at ramup-2024.ticketleap.com.

Ram Up will also host a kids camp on Monday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the bubble at Future Legends Sports Complex in Windsor. Cost for the camp is $100.

Ram Up roster, with several members of 2024 NCAA Tournament team

Fans who watched the Rams make the 2024 NCAA Tournament will see many familiar faces.

Joe Palmer, Joel Scott and Patrick Cartier will all play for Ram Up. There are many other former fan favorites as well. There are also a select few players on the team who didn’t play at CSU.

Former CSU players on the roster:

  • Joe Palmer
  • Patrick Cartier
  • Joel Scott
  • Emmanuel Omogbo
  • Andy Ogide
  • Kendle Moore
  • Greg Smith

Non-CSU players on Ram Up

  • TK Edogi
  • Larry Plummer
  • Terrico White
  • DJ Cooper
  • Robert Upshaw

Ram Up coaches:

  • Derrick Stevens (head coach)
  • Jason Smith (assistant coach)
  • Ben Morgan (assistant coach)
  • Delmar Johnson (assistant coach)

Ram Up’s TBT schedule

Ram Up begins play in TBT at 6 p.m. (Mountain) Saturday, July 20. Ram Up will play Mass Street, which is made up of Kansas players. The game will be in Wichita.

Mass Street is the No. 2 seed in the eight-team region and Ram Up is the No. 7. Ram Up is 0-2 all-time in TBT games.

The winner advances to the second round on Monday, July 22.

The 64-team tournament is single-elimination with the winning team earning a $1 million prize.

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