By Tim Glon
ADA — Ohio Northern All-American Ryan Bruns (Chickasaw/Marion Local) will participate in this year's The Basketball Tournament (TBT) with the Dayton Red Scare.
TBT is a 64-team tournament of top-notch professional basketball, featuring college alumni teams, international basketball stars, ex-NBA players and future NBA players competing in a single-elimination 5-on-5 tournament.
The champions from each regional site will move on to Championship Weekend to play for the $2 million, winner-take-all prize in Chicago from August 1-6.
The Red Scare are comprised primarily of University of Dayton basketball alumni and will compete in the Columbus Regional at Capital's Capital Center.
Five of the seven games at the Columbus Regional will be shown on ESPN or ESPN2 with the other two games streaming live on ESPN3.
Dayton is seeded third in the 8-team regional and will face sixth-seeded The Region on Friday, July 19, at 5 pm on ESPN3.
With a victory, the Red Scare would play on Saturday at Noon against either Kohl Blooded or Mid-American Unity on ESPN.
The Regional final is slated for Sunday at Noon on ESPN.
Bruns was named Second Team All-America by D3hoops.com for the second consecutive season in 2018-19.
He was a Second Team All-American by D3hoops.com and the NABC and was a First Team All-Region pick by both organizations last year.
Bruns was also named Second team All-Region by the National Basketball Coaches Association and played in the Reese's NABC Division III Men's Basketball All-Star game oin March prior to the NCAA Division III National Championship game at the War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind.
He scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the West All-Stars to a 104-101 victory over the East All-Stars.
Bruns is also a three-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference honoree, earning First Team honors in 2018 and 2019 and Second Team honors as a sophomore in 2017.
The 2018 OAC Player of the Year, Bruns concluded his outstanding collegiate career with 1,686 career points, which ranks fourth all-time in program history.
Additionally, he owns the program record with 250 blocked shots, sits third in made field goals (643), is fifth in made free throws (366), and ranks 11th in rebounding (723) at Ohio Northern.
He has also named the OAC Player of the Week five times during his career.
Friday, July 19
Game 1 ESPN3 3pm EDT (2) Kohl Blooded vs. (7) Mid-American Unity
Game 2 ESPN3 5pm EDT (3) Red Scare vs. (6) The Region
Game 3 ESPN2 7pm EDT (4) Big X vs. (5) West Virginia Wildcats
Game 4 ESPN2 9pm EDT (1) Carmen's Crew vs. (8) Illinois BC
Saturday, July 20
Game 5 ESPN 12pm EDT Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner
Game 6 ESPN 2pm EDT Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner
Sunday, July 21
Regional ESPN 12pm EDT Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner