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NCAA Playoffs: Who is Dancing - Mar 13, 2017


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Javier
Martinez
Virgin Islanders will be participating in the NCAA Division I Tournament. The basketball Gods decided that all four participants on the men's side play in the Southern bracket. Coach Jerome Tang and Baylor are seeded third in the East.

After a 21-win season and another outstanding performance both in the BIG EAST regular season and tournament, Desi Rodriguez (198-F-96) and the Seton Hall Pirates have earned a spot in the field of 68. They will be the No. 9 seed in the South Region and take on No. 8 seed Arkansas Friday in Greenville, S.C.

John Collins and Wake Forest received an at large bid to the 2017 NCAA Tournament as the field of 68 was announced Sunday evening. The Demon Deacons are a No. 11 seed in the South Region will play Kansas State in Dayton, Ohio in the First Four on Tuesday. Tipoff is approximately 9:10 p.m. and the game will air on TruTV.
The Wake Forest-Kansas State winner will meet Cincinnati in the first round in Sacramento, Calif. on Friday, March 17.

Jordan Murphy (198-F-97) and Minnesota earned the No. 5 seed in the South region and will face 12-seed Middle Tennessee State on Thursday. Tip-off against the Blue Raiders will be at approximately $:00 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast on TNT.
The Gophers (24-9) earned the highest seed in program history after the largest single-season turnaround in school history and the best in the country this season.

Deon Edwin (190-G-92) and the Kent State University men's basketball team has been selected as a 14th seed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, facing the third seed UCLA at the 1 Center in Sacramento, California Friday, March 17.

Javier Martinez (201-F-93) and the University of Tennessee at Martin men's basketball team has advanced to the postseason for the third consecutive season to play host to UNC Asheville in the opening round of the 2017 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. The game will take place on Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center.
Martinez posted 12.7 points, 8.6 rebounds per game and 67.1 field goal percentage.   




John Collins
Collins selected by the Hawks - 1 day ago
Atlanta is probably the most populated city where Virgin Islanders call home in the United States. Make room for one more as John Collins (208-F-97) was selected by the Atlanta Hawks at the 2017 NBA Draft. Collins played an instrumental role in bringing Wake Forest out of the basement of the ACC and leading them back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010. He will now have an opportunity to bump heads with rap sensation Rock City and Benny Demus. Collins was selected 19th ov...   [read more]
It's been 20 years since Spurs drafted Duncan - 3 days ago
SAN ANTONIO - Time flies when you're having fun and that can't be more true for Tim Duncan who was drafted by the Spurs 20 years ago. The San Antonio Spurs posted a tribute video on Facebook of Duncan by throwing it back to Draft Day 1997 where he was the first overall pick. Duncan played for four years at Wake Forest University where he averaged 16.5 points per game. In 1997, Duncan was voted Naismith College Player of the year. During his rookie year, Duncan didn't slow down by avera...   [read more]

John Collins
John Collins Invited to Green Room for NBA Draft - 3 days ago
Former Wake Forest basketball forward/center John Collins (208-F-97) has been invited to be in the Green Room at the Barclays Center for the NBA Draft on June 22. The Green Room is a special room set aside at the draft site for the invited players plus their families and agents. When their name is called, the player leaves the room and goes up on stage to shake the hand of commissioner Adam Silver and receive a hat of the team they have been drafted by. This is usually followed by an int...   [read more]


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