Illinois Regional Accepted Teams

House of 'Paign (ILLINOIS)

Always A Brave (BRADLEY)















Illinois Regional Schedule

Saturday, July 24
Round 1

Game 1 | 11:00AM CDT / 12:00PM EDT • ESPN 
Game 2 (House of 'Paign) | 1:00PM CDT / 2:00PM EDT • ESPN
Game 3 | 4:00PM CDT 5:00PM EDT • ESPN3 
Game 4 (Always a Brave) | 6:00PM CDT 7:00PM EDT • ESPN3

Sunday, July 25
Round 1

Game 5 | 11:00AM CDT / 12:00PM EDT • ESPN3
Game 6 | 1:00PM CDT / 2:00PM EDT • ESPN3
Game 7 | 4:00PM CDT 5:00PM EDT • ESPN3
Game 8 | 6:00PM CDT 7:00PM EDT • ESPN3

Monday, July26
Round 2

Game 9 | 1:00PM CDT / 2:00PM EDT • ESPN3
Game 10 | 3:00PM CDT / 4:00PM EDT • ESPN3
Game 11 | 6:00PM CDT / 7:00PM EDT • ESPN2
Game 12 | 8:00PM CDT / 9:00PM EDT • ESPN3

Wednesday, July 28
Round 3

Game 13 | 6:00PM CDT / 7:00PM EDT • ESPN3
Game 14 | 8:00PM CDT / 9:00PM EDT • ESPN3

Game times are subject to change.


Ticket Information

  • Tickets are priced and sold as Single Session Passes.
  • Single Session Passes are good for 2 games.
  • Refer to the schedule above to find your favorite team's session.
  • Tickets are non-transferable. 
  • Re-entry will not be allowed.  
  • Capacity limits will adhere to local and state regulations
  • For the latest COVID health & safety protocols at the Peoria Civic Center, click here.


Prohibited Items

Alcohol, weapons of any type, backpacks and briefcases (larger than 13" by 15" by 6"), banners, illegal substances, outside food and beverage, animals (except service animals defined by the ADA), beach balls, laser pointers/pens, video or audio recorders, cameras with detachable lenses, selfie sticks, unauthorized noisemakers, stadium seats, fireworks, frisbees, helium balloons, electronic cigarettes, flasks, mace, signs larger than 24” x 24”.

TBT reserves the right to search any bag and prohibit any attendee (player or fan) from bringing in any other item not listed above.


201 SW Jefferson Ave.
Peoria, IL 61602
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The Peoria Civic Center houses Carver Arena, Theater, Ballrooms, Exhibit Halls, and flexible meeting space and is home to Bradley University Braves men's basketball, the Peoria Rivermen Hockey team, the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and Peoria Ballet.

The PCC has been the crown jewel of Peoria’s redeveloped downtown effort and has offered the citizens of Central Illinois high-class entertainment in a first-class facility. Offering 11,060 seats for basketball, Carver Arena is the centerpiece of the Peoria Civic Center complex, which just benefitted from a $50 million expansion and renovation.

Venue is air conditioned.

Parking Information

The Peoria Civic Center has two convenient parking lots located right next to the facility. Parking in either lot is $10 per space. For directions and more information, click here.


About House of 'Paign & Always A Brave

Nobody captivated the TBT universe quite like House of ‘Paign last summer. Despite entering the bubble ranked 16th of 24 teams, the Illinois alumni went on a run that will live in tournament lore forever. After dismantling War Tampa in a first round game, they shocked the nation by downing Big 10 rival and defending champions Carmen’s Crew. One of the breakout stars of TBT 2020 was Andres Feliz, who’s hustle and infectious smile earned him admiration from TBT fans around the globe. He joined a host of other Illini greats, including Malcolm Hill, Leron Black, Michael Finke, and Nnanna Egwu.

With that being said, it was TBT grad transfer Mike Daum who made perhaps the biggest splash of all. The Dauminator -- a South Dakota State alum and the seventh leading scorer in NCAA history -- was simply dominant, putting up a team-high 18.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. He was so good that Illinois fans were calling for him to earn an honorary degree.

They’ll be joined by Always A Brave, the Bradley alumni team who made a run to the TBT 2016 Semifinals. Despite earning a 9-seed that summer, Always A Brave defeated TBT mainstay Jackson TN UnderDawgs, the Mike Bibby and Jason Williams-led Pedro’s Posse, and TBT 2020 champions Golden Eagles. With a couple of younger legs expected to join the team this year, look for them to get right back to their winning ways.


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Media Requests


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Volunteer Opportunties

If you’d like to volunteer for our Illinois Regional, please email us at info@thetournament.com and provide your resume, as well as which day(s) you’re available.

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