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College round up/National teams - Mar 15, 2019

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De'Quon Lake
Virgin Islands National teams
This summer the Virgin Islands senior men's and women's basketball teams have an opportunity to right the wrongs of the past by winning a medal at the 2019 Pan American Games. The men have participated in the All-Americas tournament just five times with each team failing to crack the top seven, while this is the women's first foray.
The men, August 6-10, gained a spot in the tournament after finishing in fourth place at the Final Phase of the FIBA Americup in 2017. The Pan Am Games features multiple sports and teams from North, South and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and is held every four years (2019, 2023, etc.) in the year preceding the Olympics.
The senior women begin to gear up for the Pan American Games. Including host Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Paraguay, Puerto Rico and the USA and the Virgin Islands are competing in the five-on-five basketball tournament. The senior women competition will be taking place July 31-Aug. 4.

Jordan Murphy (201-F-97) and Minnesota rallied for a 77-72 overtime victory over Penn State in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday night. Murphy added 15 points and 14 rebounds, and the Golden Gophers knocked out one of the Big Ten's hottest teams after losing seven of 10. The Gophers already were a safe bet to make the NCAA Tournament. With the win, they might have avoided a trip to Dayton for a play-in game. The Gophers (20-12) split two games with Purdue (14-17), losing on the road on Feb. 3 and winning at home last week. Game time 7pm on the Big Ten Network.

De'Quon Lake (208-F)< helped Arizona State to a 83-72 win over UCLA in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament. The Sun Devils started the second half with a 14-7 run and took their largest lead up 59-36 with 15:37 remaining. The Bruins countered with a 17-3 run to get within nine points with under nine minutes left, but the Sun Devils responded with eight of the game's next 11 points to push their lead back to 14, 70-56.The Sun Devils (22-9), the No. 2 seed in the tournament, will face Oregon (21-12), the No. 6 seed, in the second of Friday's two semifinal matchups (8:30 p.m. PT). The game can be seen on ESPN.

Rashawn Fredericks (196-G/F-96) and Cincinnati (25-6, 14-4 American) earns the No.2 seed as the Bearcats have won at least 14 conference games in five of their six years in the league. UC also posted its third-straight
season with at least 25 wins and begins tournament play on Friday, March 15 at 2 p.m. against the winner of No. 5 Memphis and No. 12 Tulane on ESPNU.

D2 WOMEN NCAA Tournament

Tyra Aska and SWOSU Women's Basketball used their automatic bid to the NCAA Division II National Tournament to claim the No. 2 seed in the Central Regional and a rematch with No. 7-seed Emporia State in the opening round, which will be played at Gross Memorial Coliseum in Hays, Kansas. Since suffering a 68-60 loss to the Lady Hornets on November 9th, SWOSU has won 30 consecutive games and they enter the postseason with the second-longest active win streak in NCAA Division II. The Lady Bulldogs matchup with Emporia State on Friday at 3:30 pm inside Gross Memorial Coliseum. The winner of Friday's quarterfinal matchup advances to the regional semifinals, where they will face either (3) Central Missouri or (6) Lindenwood on Saturday evening at 6:00 pm.

Sherelle George and the California University of Pennsylvania women's basketball team earned the fourth seed as an at-large selection in the upcoming Atlantic Regional of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night. The Vulcans will be making their 16th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament and will face fifth-seeded Charleston (W.Va.) (25-6) in the first round, Friday evening at 7:30pm.

Shaun Willett (193-F) and the Queens University of Charlotte men's basketball team (28-4, 19-1 SAC) earned the No. 1 seed in the Southeast Region of the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championships. As a result,
Queens will host the first three rounds of the NCAA Tournament at the Levine Center Mar. 16-19. The region also features two other teams with Virgin Islanders on their teams. Miguel Arnold (180-PG) and No.24 Augusta University Jaguars (26-5) will face seventh-seeded Francis Marion (21-8) and Shaquan Jules (201-F) and No. 16 University of South Carolina Aiken (26-5) tackles Lenoir Rhyne (26-10).
12:00 p.m. Game 1: #3 USC Aiken vs. #6 Lenoir-Rhyne
2:30 p.m. Game 2: #2 Augusta vs. #7 Francis Marion
5:30 p.m. Game 3: #1 Queens vs. #8 Emmanuel (25-9)
5:00 p.m. Game 5: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner
7:30 p.m. Game 6: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner
7:00 p.m. Game 7: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner
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Jahmiah Simmons (193-F-98), Shakeem Alcindor (203-F-98) and North Texas men's basketball team's season came to an end on Thursday with a 67-51 loss to Western Kentucky in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Conference USA Championships at the Star in Frisco.

Postseason play in the 2019 Air Force Reserve C-USA Championships came to an end for Anisha George and North Texas women's basketball (15-15, 7-9 C-USA) in a 61-43 loss to 24th-ranked and top-seeded Rice Wednesday in the quarterfinals. George, an All-Defensive pick, was saddled with foul trouble the whole game. The Mean Green concludes the season with an overall mark of 15-15.


Stephaun Adams (185-G-96) and Campbellsville University men's basketball (22-9)earned the No. 7-seed in the Liston Bracket of the NAIA National Championship and will play two-seeded Lewis Clark State College on
Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. at Kansas City's historic Municipal Auditorium. The NAIA Network - the association's official video streaming home - will broadcast the first 30 games leading up to the
championship final on ESPN3. The video platform, powered by Stretch Internet, allows users access video, statistics, and social interaction on a number of devices, including mobile. Single-day passes can be purchased for $9.95, while an all-tournament package is available at $34.95.


NBA-G LEAGUE results - 12 hours ago
The Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario (26-22) put themselves in position to secure the final playoff spot after their 115-105 win over the Greensboro Swarm (23-25) on Tuesday night. Desi Rodriguez(198-F-96, college: Seton Hall) had 19 points and eight rebounds. With the Salt Lake City Stars (26-23) loss earlier in the night, Agua Caliente moves into sole possession of the Western Conference's sixth and final playoff spot with a chance to control their own destiny. The Clippers clinch a...   [read more]

Willett MVP/ Asadullah wins in NIT - 12 hours ago
There would be no comeback this time. Shaun Willett (193-F) saw to that. Willett's 33-point performance led top-seeded Queens over second seed Augusta 91-78 Tuesday night, giving the Royals their second straight NCAA Division II Southeast Regional championship. The victory sends the Royals (31-4) to the Elite 8, set for March 27-30 in Evansville, Ind. Queens reached the national semifinals a year ago. Augusta (28-6), the Peach Belt Conference champion, had come from behind in both the...   [read more]

Willett vs. Arnold - 1 day ago
The top two seeds of the Southeast Regional Championship Game of the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship are set to do battle this evening. Shaun Willett (193-F) and Queens University (30-4, 19-1 SAC) seeks a second consecutive regional title while Miguel Arnold (180-PG) and No.16 Augusta University (28-5, 19-3 PBC) is riding an 16 game winning streak. The winner of Tuesday's matchup at 7pm will advance to the Elite Eight which begins on March 27, in Evansville, Indiana. HOW TO...   [read more]

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