March 30, 2018
Martinas Geben, a graduating senior from the University of Notre Dame men’s basketball team, will begin competition in the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship on Friday, March 30 in San Antonio, Texas.
The inaugural event pits four-member teams from 32 Division I conferences across the country in a three-on-three half-court tournament. The winning team from each game and the eventual title winners will split a prize money pot of 100-thousand dollars. All the games will be played at St. Mary’s University in Bill Greehey Arena.
Geben is part of the Atlantic Coast Conference team with Gabe DeVoe (Clemson), Quentin Snider (Louisville) and Tadric Jackson (Georgia Tech). The ACC team has been designated to Pool 2 in the round-robin type tournament.
The ACC team will begin the tournament Friday, March 30, at 10:45 p.m. ET against the MEAC. They will follow up with a doubleheader on Saturday with a game against the Sun Belt at 1:05 p.m. ET and the WAC at 2:45 p.m. ET.
The quarterfinals, semifinals and finals follow on Sunday, April 1. Prior to the semifinals and finals, fans can watch the games on the tournament twitter account @3X3UHoops.
The eight pool winners will be put into a bracket for the single-elimination games on Sunday.
Noteworthy rules for the tournament:
- A 12-second shot clock
- Made field goals inside the three-point arc are worth one point, outside the arc two points.
- The games will be played to 21 points, but there also will be a 10-minute clock for each game. Overtime will be the first team to score two points in the extra period.
- Teams will begin to shoot one free throw for a foul after six team fouls are committed. Once a team reaches 10 fouls, two free throws will be awarded. There is no disqualification for an individual amount of fouls committed.
- Alternating possession format.
Geben finished his senior season as Notre Dame playing the best basketball of his career. He averaged over 11 points and eight rebounds per game with five double-doubles.