Basketball 3-on-3 national championship set for Indianapolis

<p>INDIANAPOLIS &mdash; The Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will have a new format this year.</p>
<p>The third annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held April 2-4 at The Pavilion in downtown Indianapolis, site of the 2021 NCAA Tournament.</p>
<p>Seniors from all 32 Division I conferences will team up with other aspiring professional prospects from around the country for a share of a $150,000 purse, one of the largest prizes at a FIBA 3-on-3 sanctioned event. Each conference will be paired with another based on geographic region, comparable KenPom preseason rankings and conference history at the national championship.</p>
<p>The teams will be separated into two pools, leading to more guaranteed games and chances to win a share of the $150,000. Pool play will be April 2-3.</p>
<p>Teams will earn money as the go along in the knockout round, with prizes of $10,000 to semifinal winners and $50,000 to the champions.</p>
<p>The Colonial Athletic Association won the 2019 tournament at Mall of America in Minneapolis in 2019. Last year’s tournament was canceled due to the pandemic. </p>