3-on-3 championship to be played outdoors in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — The third edition of the Dos Equis 3-on-3 National Championship is headed outdoors.

This year’s tournament will be held in the Atlantic Station district in Atlanta from April 3-5.

The tournament, played at the same time and city as the Final Four, will feature 128 seniors from all 32 Division I conferences. With a purse of $150,000 — $100,000 to the winner — it has one of the biggest payouts of any FIBA-sanctioned 3-on-3 event.

The semifinals, consolation and championship games will be broadcast on ESPN2.

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The winning team will earn an automatic berth to the 2020 USA Basketball 3X3 open national championship in May. The sport will make its Olympic debut this summer in Tokyo.

A team from the Colonial Athletic Association won last year’s tournament by going 7-0 in games at the Mall of America in Minneapolis.

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