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Johnson wins inaugural 3X3U Championship



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Senior guard Robert Johnson dribbles around Rutgers during the Hoosiers' game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Thursday, March 1, during the Big Ten Tournament in Madison Square Garden in New York City. After the season, Johnson participated in the 3X3U Hoops tournament and hit the game-winning shot for the Big Ten. Evan De Stefano Buy Photos

The collegiate career of senior guard Robert Johnson ended with a championship and a briefcase full of cash. 

In the inaugural 3X3U Championship, Johnson hit the game-winning shot to give his Big Ten team the victory over the team from the Big West. Games were played to 21 points and the Big Ten won 21-13. After winning the championship, the team was presented a cash prize of $50,000. 

The other three seniors on the team were Ohio State forward Jae’Sean Tate, Minnesota guard Nate Mason and Purdue guard Vincent Edwards. Their total winnings for the tournament were $55,000, which they will split among themselves. 

In the championship game, Johnson scored five points in seven minutes of action. 

Andrew Hussey 

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