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Jimmer pushes Team Fredette into The Basketball Tournament’s Super 16 round

JIMMER BACK

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Jimmer Fredette is back on this side of the ocean and is still getting buckets.

Jimmer posted consecutive 30-point games this weekend and is 22 of 22 from the free-throw line to lead Team Fredette to two wins in the opening rounds of The Basketball Tournament.

Team Fredette, a two-seed in the Midwest Region, also has his BYU teammates Brandon Davis and Charles Abouo.

TBT is a winner-take-all tournament now in its fifth season that has grown to a 72-team event. Most teams are college alumni teams or collections of overseas and G-League players — with some former NBA veterans like Matt Barnes (Sons of Westwood) and Ronnie Brewer (Team Arkansas) and Jared Sullinger and Greg Oden (Scarlet & Gray). The winning team gets $2 million.

ROUND 1: TEAM FREDETTE 88, PEORIA ALL-STARS 80

Jimmer racked up 32 points while shooting 9 of 17 from the field and 3 of 5 from deep, while Davies also carried the scoring load to lead Team Fredette out of the first round Saturday.

Davies scored 21 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in the win, shooting 7 of 12. Abouo had three points and three rebounds.

ROUND 2: TEAM FREDETTE 99, JACKSON (TN) UNDERDAWGS 89

Jimmer scored 30 points and, like the first game, was 11 of 11 from the free-throw line to get Team Fredette another win.

Davies totaled 13 points. Jordan Crawford, a former G League teammate of Jimmer’s, scored 12 points and dished eight assists in 19 minutes.

WHAT’S NEXT

Team Fredette advances to the Super 16 in Atlanta, with the next game coming on July 27. They’ll play at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.