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Top Individual Performances in Round 4
 
UCLA C Dan Davis: 16 pts, 9 reb, 1 assist, 4 steals and 1 block
Stanford C Grant Everett: 20 pts, 10 reb, 2 steals, 3 blocks
Stanford SG Anthony Brown: 18 pts, 5 reb, 8 assists, 3 steals, 1 block
Indiana C Chris Mitchell: 9 points and 10 rebounds
LSU C Marcus Sessums: 33 pts, 8 reb, 3 blocks
LSU SF Marvin Felder: 6 pts, 9 reb, 9 assists, 1 steal
Syracuse PF Marcus Salvi: 17 pts, 7 reb, 4 steals, 3 blocks
Duke C Tim Emery: 18 pts, 6 reb, 2 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks
Duke SG Dekker Evans: 13 pts, 5 reb, 1 steal, 5 assists
Louisville SG Eric Radl: 12 pts, 6 reb, 4 assist, 1 block
North Carolina C Bryan Erwin: 22 pts, 8 reb, 1 assist
North Carolina PG Ray Cameron: 14 pts, 5 reb, 9 assists, 4 steals, 1 block
Oklahoma State PF Jason Scott: 25 pts, 7 reb, 2 blocks
Oklahoma State SG Michael Tice: 13 pts, 7 reb, 3 assists, 4 steals
Michigan State SF Michael Manning: 17 points, 11 reb, 5 assists
Michigan State PG Adam Betts: 17 pts, 9 reb
UConn SG Edmund White-30 pts
Arizona C Stomile Moore: 32 pts, 8 reb
Arizona SF Brendon McIntosh: 14 pts, 8 reb, 3 assists, 3 steals, 7 blocks
Kentucky PF Delawn West: 26 pts, 9 reb
Kansas SG Jim Wilkerson: 21 pts, 5 reb
Florida SF ShaunWebb: 17 pts, 4 reb, 1 assist, 2 steals, 2 blocks
Florida C David Jackson: 12 pts, 11 reb


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All-Tournament Team

PG: Ray Cameron, North Carolina
SG: Jim Wilkerson, Kansas
SF: Michael Manning, Michigan State
PF: Delawn Bond, Kentucky
C: Grant Everett, Stanford

Honorable Mention

C Stromile Moore (Arizona); PF Jason Scott (Oklahoma State); C David Jackson (Florida); SG Eric Radl (Louisville); PG Adam Betts (Michigan State); SF Marcus Felder (LSU); SF Brendan McIntosh (Arizona).

Tournament MVP

Jim Wilkerson, Kansas (averaged 31.0 ppg)


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Final Tournament Placings
 
1st: Kansas

2nd: Florida

3rd: Arizona

4th: Michigan State

5th: North Carolina

6th: Kentucky

7th: UConn

8th: Oklahoma State

9th: Duke

10th: LSU

11th: Stanford

12th: Louisville

13th: Syracuse

14th: Indiana

15th: UCLA

16th: Georgetown


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The Top 1 Through 16 Tournament—Part 2
 
It’s back! That 32 game beast-of-a-tournament with each of the 16 teams playing 4 games resulting in final placings from 1st through 16th returns. But a twist this time because rather than the 16 premier programs in the nation, this time its....................


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The Top 1 Through 16 Tournament (“The Mid-Majors”)
 
Yes, it's the Mid-Majors and nothing but the Mid-Majors.

From the 2016-2017 season in my present DDSCB3 association, the Top 16 teams in mid-major conferences (Atlantic 10, Conference USA, Horizon, Mid-American, Missouri Valley, Mountain West, West Coast, Big West) were selected for this tournament. Each of these 16 teams have prestige ratings of over 50 (or in a couple instances very near 50).

(Note #1: Gonzaga from the West Coast Conference and New Mexico from the Mountain West Conference were excluded because their prestige ratings were too high compared to the other teams in the tournament.)

(Note #2: No teams from power conferences were eligible even if their prestige ratings were low enough to otherwise qualify them, for example Butler.)

(Note #3: The Big West or Horizon are likely not true Mid-Major conferences, but one team from both of those conferences had a prestige rating high enough to qualify.)


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The Cast
 
Invitations were extended to the following teams:

Atlantic 10: 
• Massachusetts Minutemen
• Saint Louis Billikens
• St. Josephs Hawks
• St. Bonaventure Bonnies

Big West:
• Hawaii Warriors

Conference USA: 
• Charlotte 49ers
• Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

Horizon: 
• Valparaiso Crusaders

Mid American: 
• Bowling Green Falcons
• Kent State Golden Flashes
• Ball State Cardinals
• Central Michigan Chippewas

Missouri Valley: 
• Southern Illinois Salukis

Mountain West: 
• UNLV Runnin’ Rebels
• Nevada Wolfpack

West Coast: 
• BYU Cougars


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Tournament Draw
 
The Draw for Round 1:

• Game 1—St. Josephs vs Kent State
• Game 2—Nevada vs Charlotte
• Game 3—Southern Illinois vs Massachusetts
• Game 4—BYU vs Ball State
• Game 5—Hawaii vs St. Bonaventure
• Game 6—Bowling Green vs Valparaiso
• Game 7—Saint Louis vs UNLV
• Game 8—Central Michigan vs Western Kentucky

(Note #1: Home team for each game will be determined by the luck of a coin toss.)

(Note #2: Game results will show final player stats with numbers following each player's name in the following format: X/Y/Z (where X is points, Y is assists, and Z is rebounds. Asterisks (*) will be used to indicate the game's high point man, top assist player, and best rebounder.)


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Day 1, Game #1: St. Josephs Hawks at Kent State Golden Flashes
 
Starting lineups:

St. Josephs—PG 6-5 Gregg “Lawyer” Hoyer, SG 6-5 Chris “Irish” Kelly, SF 6-6 Mike “The Hut” Hutson, PF 6-6 Dan “Beverage” Deverage, C 6-9 Petrick “Pet Tricks” "Watkins

Kent State—PG 5-8 Michael “Mickey” Deren, SG 6-3 Willie “Shaker and” Baker, SF 6-7 Marco “Polo” Coursey, PF 6-7 Maurice “Mo” Bruton, C 6-9 Tony “Doops” Dupree

St. Josephs got into early foul trouble with two players picking up 2 fouls each in the first 2 minutes of play during which time Kent State took a 7-0 lead. St. Joes got back in the game and took the Kent State crowd of it by scoring the next 8 points though. The lead then swung back and forth and the half ended with the two teams tied 27-27. The two starting point guards, Gregg Hoyer for St. Joes and Michael Deren for Kent State both led their team’s scoring and each scored 6 points.

By clamping down defensively, St. Josephs opened a 41-30 lead with 9-1/2 minutes to play. Kent State then cut the Hawks’ lead to 50-46 with 3-1/2 minutes to go. A three by the Golden Flashes’ Coursey narrowed the difference to 52-51 with 1:34 left. After the Hawks missed two free throws, Kent State tied the game with a minute on the clock. With 10 seconds to go, Kent State’s Dupree sunk 2 free throws to give the Golden Flashes a 54-52 lead. St. Joseph’s called a time out to set up a 3 pointer by Hoyer that swished cleanly through the hoop with just 2 seconds remaining. Kent State called a time out but St. Joes pressed, and the Golden Flashes didn’t have enough time to get off a final shot.

Final Score: St. Josephs-55, Kent State-54.

St. Josephs—PG Gregg Hoyer-9/3*/2, SG Chris Kelly-5/1/4, SF Mike Hutson-7/0/2, PF Dan Deverage-4/0/0, C Petrick Watkins-2/1/2; Subs: Terrence Russell-10/1/8*; bench players scored 28 of St. Josephs’ 55 points.

HawksTeam stats: FG%--40%; 11 of 15 FT’s; 6 of 24 Threes; 25 Rebs; 12 TO’s; 23 Fouls.

Kent State—PG Michael Deren- 6/0/2, SG Willie Baker-0/2/5, SF Marco Coursey-7/2/1, PF Maurice Bruton-7/0/8*, C Tony Dupree-7/0/3; Subs: Clark Day-12*/1/2, Corey Campbell-8/1/3; bench players scored 27 of Kent State’s 54 points.

Golden Flashes Team stats: FG%--36%; 21 of 29 FT’s; 7 of 18 Threes; 25 Rebs; 16 TO’s; 12 Fouls.

Player of the Game: St. Josephs C Terrence Russell-10 pts, 1 assist, 8 reb, 2 blocks.

(With reserves scoring over 50% of the total points in this game (55 of 109 points), it is now referred to as “The Game of the Bench”. And the Player of the Game was appropriately a reserve.)


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Day 1, Game #2: Charlotte 49ers at Nevada Wolfpack
 
Starting lineups:

Charlotte: PG 5-7 Mark “Honey” Graham, SG 6-4 Craig “Swimming” Poole, SF 6-8 Dwayne Cox, PF 6-8 Greg Brumm, C 6-9 Marion Kurtz

Nevada: PG 5-6 Brett “BB” Boston, SG 6-2 Rick Newman, SF 6-8 Marlo Vickers, PF 6-8 Hollis “Photo” Booth, 6-8 Donald “Briars” Thornton

It was a defensive battle early. Neither team could gain advantage in the first 10-1/2 minutes. But Nevada moved ahead 16-8 at the 9:02 mark of the first half and then 27-10 with 4 minutes left as Charlotte’s shooting woes continued. They scored just 9 points from the field in the first half on 4 of 17 shooting. But the 49ers got to the line 16 times, converting 11 free throws and finished the half trailing the Wolfpack by a 31-20 score. Nevada hit just 38% of their FG attempts. Marlo Vickers led Nevada with 8 points and reserve Marc Gunn was the 49ers’ top scorer with 7 points.

Both teams picked up the scoring pace in the 2nd half. The momentum shifted to Charlotte and the cut the Wolfpack lead to 43-39 with 13 minutes to play. Nevada responded by re-opening a double digit lead (51-40) at the 11:24 mark. With 10 minutes remaining, the Wolfpack was up by 17 points. With 4-1/2 minutes to go, Nevada led 77-52. With Nevada out-scoring the 49ers 58-46 in the 2nd half, the Wolfpack won easily.

Final Score: Nevada-89, Charlotte-66.

Charlotte:--PG Mark Graham-18/0/2, SG Craig Poole-8/3*/5, SF Dwayne Cox-3/0/1, PF-Greg Brumm-1/0/4, C Marion Kurtz-14/3*/6; bench player: Marc Gunn-16/1/2.

49ers Team stats: FG%--54%, 19 of 22 FT’s, 12 of 22 Threes, 31 Rebs, 9 TO’s, 20 PF’s.’

Nevada: PG Brett Boston-4/3*/4, SG Rick Newman-21/2/3, SF Marlo Vickers-23*/1/12*, PF Hollis Booth-:5/1/4, C Donald Thornton-8/1/2; bench players: Jermaine Cockle-9/0/2, Charlie Booker-7/3*/0, Ali Fry-5/3*/4.

Wolfpack Team Stats: FG%--45%, 17 of 26 FT’s, 7 of 15 Threes, 25 Rebs, 12 TO’s, 19 PF’s.

Player of the Game: Nevada SF Marlo Vickers—23 pts, 1 assist, 12 rebounds (nice double-double).


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Day 1, Game #3: Southern Illinois Salukis at Massachusetts Minutemen
 
Starting lineups:

Southern Illinois—PG 6-0 Shannon Ress, SG 6-2 Brandon Penders, SF 6-8 Tim Montross, PF 6-6 Adam Lilly, C 6-8 Mike Young

Massachusetts—PG 6-5 Michael Crenshaw, SG 6-1 David Krimmel, SF 6-6 Teremun “Terror” Williams, PF 6-8 Tony Logan, 6-9 Chris Kent

UMass scored on their first 5 possession and pulled out to a 10-4 lead but in doing so picked up 3 quick fouls. Hitting 9 of 12 from the field and making best use of 5 turnovers by the Salukis, the Minutemen moved out to a 20-8 advantage with 14 minutes to go in the first half. The UMass home fans also made the going tough for the Salukis. Falling behind by as much as 17 points, the Salukis made a couple runs but UMass stopped the runs with some big time shots and left the floor at the half leading 46-30. 

The Minutemen outshot the Salukis 65% to 53%, controlled the boards 12-7, and had a 13-8 turnover advantage. PG Michael Crenshaw dropped in 10 points for Massachusetts. His counterpart on the Salukis, PG Shannon Ress scored 9.

With 14:50 to play, Southern Illinois finally slimmed the deficit to single digits at 50-42. They then got within 6 points with 12-1/2 minutes to go, but that was as close as they could come. Their 24 turnovers were their ultimate demise. 

Final Score: Massachusetts-79, Southern Illinois-65

Southern Illinois: PG Shannon Ress-18*/0/2, SG Brandon Penders-2/0/0, SF Tim Montross-9/1/4, PF Adam Lilly-1/1/2, C Mike Young-5/7*/3; Bench players: PG Jamie Mueller-18*/0/2, SG Cory Mihm-8/0/1.

Salukis Team Stats: FG%-55%, 14 of 17 FT’s, 9 of 17 Threes, 20 Reb, 24 TO’s, 17 PF’s.

Massachusetts: PG Michael Crenshaw-18*/5/2, SG David Krimmel-10/2/1, SF Teremun Williams-11/1/1, PF Tony Logan-10/2/3, C Chris Kent-10/0/8*; Bench player: Mark Rogers-10/0/1.

Minutemen Team Stats: FG%-52%, 17 of 19 FT’s, 10 of 24 Threes, 20 Reb, 14 TO’s, 17 PF’s.

Player of the Game: Massachusetts PG Michael Crenshaw-18 pts, 5 assists, 2 reb, 1 steal.


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Day 1, Game #4: Ball State Cardinals at BYU Cougars
 
Starting lineups:

Ball State: PG 6-0 Melvin Clark, SG 6-0 Bernard Jackson, SF 6-7 Dwayne Jackson, PF 6-8 Paul Smith, C 6-8 Srecko Lepinat

BYU: PG 5-7 Ben Smith, SG 6-2 John Hopkins, SF 6-8 John Angeli, PF 6-10 Coupe Fuhs, C 6-9 Matt Babul

BYU’s defense allowed the Cougars to jump out to a 10-2 advantage after 4-1/2 minutes of play. Their offense then sputtered for a few minutes but then caught fire again. With 10-1/2 minutes left in the first half, the Cougars led 17-7. Each time the Cardinals tried to creep closer, BYU found a way to re-establish a healthy lead. BYU outshot Ball State 52% to 36% and finished the half ahead by a score of 36-27. 

Two reserves, Brandon Marquardt and Julian Evans scored 6 points each to lead the Cougars’ scoring. On the Cardinal scoresheet, two of their reserves, Jared DeVone and Eddie Wheeler, had high point honors with 5 points apiece.

BYU sprinted to a 54-33 advantage just 5 minutes into the 2nd half. Ball State gradually began reeling the Cougard in though and with 6-1/2 minutes left in the game, the lead was cut to 61-51. The Cardinals were unable to get any closer though.

Final Score: BYU-72, Ball State-62.

Ball State: PG Melvin Clark-7/4/5, SG Bernard Jackson-3/0/0, SF Dwayne Jackson-6/3/5, PF Paul Smith-10/1/7*, C Srecko Lepinat-6/3/4; Bench player: Jared DeVore-17*/2/5 (+ 3 steals).

BYU: PG Ben Smith-13/3/0, SG John Hopkins-3/1/1, SF John Angeli-9/1/2, PF Coupe Fuhs-4/5*/6 (+ 4 steals and 3 blocks, C Matt Babul-9/3/2; Bench players: Julian Evans-16/3/5, Brandon Marquardt-11/0/4.

Player of the Game: BYU SG Julian Evans-16 pts, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 block.


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Day 1, Game #5: St. Bonaventure Bonnies at Hawaii Warriors
 
Starting lineups:

St. Bonaventure: PG 6-3 Bryan Majerus, SG 6-1 Tavaras Linney, SF 6-7 LeDarion Peterson, PF 6-11 Nick Dunn, C 6-9 Sam Chouest

Hawaii: PG 6-5 David Hamilton, SG 6-3 Shannon Sykes, SF 6-8 David Howard, PF 6-7 Darius Allison, C 6-8 Todd Brown

St. Bonaventure quickly quieted the Warriors home crowd by taking 5-0 and 14-6 leads. But the Warriors gamely battled back to take a 22-21 lead with 10:55 remaining in the first half. The rest of the half, the two teams struggled to see who would come out on top. Two late 3’s by Hawaii did it and they left the court with a 44-39 advantage. 

Hawaii’s PG David Hamilton dropped in 14 points, but the top scorer in the half was St. Bonaventure’s SF LeDarion Peterson who sizzled with 17 points.

Hawaii looked like they were going to run away early in the 2nd half and took a 10 point lead just 3 minutes after the break. But the Bonnies didn’t fold and pulled within 2 points before their own turnovers combined with a fierce offensive display by the Warriors made it look like Hawaii would overwhelm them. 

The referees repeated calls against Hawaii sent the Bonnies to the line repeatedly and with 1:57 remaining they had pulled to within 2 points. Fans and the Hawaii coach were going crazy. At the 1:02 mark, yet another foul call sent Bryan Majerus to the line. He sunk both shots to tie the game at 82-82. With 41 seconds on the clock, the refs finally called the 6th foul of the half against the Bonnies on David Howard’s baseline jumper. Howard canned both shots putting the Warriors up by 2. St. Bonaventure called a time out but their designed play failed when their 12 foot shot rimmed out. Hawaii rebounded with 30 seconds to go and was fouled with 21 ticks on the clock, but missed the front end of a one-and-one. St. Bonaventure rebounded and called a time out. C Sam Chouest drove to the basket but his slam with 2 seconds to go glanced off the back rim.

Final Score: Hawaii-84, St. Bonaventure-82.

St. Bonaventure: PG Bryan Majerus-7/6*/2, SG Tavaras Linney-9/4/2, SF LeDarion Peterson-27*/1/5, PF Nick Dunn-12/0/4, C Sam Chouest-7/1/8*.

Bonnies Team Stats: FG%-58%, 23 of 32 FT’s, 7 of 12 Threes, 27 Reb, 14 TO’s, 15 PF’s

Hawaii: PG David Hamilton-20/4/1, SG Shannon Sykes-10/1/4, SF David Howard-9/3/4, PF Darius Allison-1/2/3, C Todd Brown-7/2/3; Bench player: C Gerrick Williams-17/1/4.

Warriors Team Stats: FG%-57%, 12 of 21 FT’s, 14 of 27 Threes, 20 Reb, 10 TO’s, 27 PF’s


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Day 1, Game #6: Valparaiso Crusaders at Bowling Green Falcons
 
Starting Lineups:

Valparaiso: PG 6-0 Javon Thomas, SF 6-2 Jeremy Scott, SF 6-6 Jim Walker, PF 6-8 David Richardson, C 6-10 Brandon Diggs

Bowling Green: PG 6-4 Shammell Smith, SG 6-3 Michael Maybin, SF 6-7 Greg Miller, PF 6-6 Jerome Bowie, C 6-7 Chris Gentry 

Six fouls were called against Valparaiso in the first 4 minutes of play allowing Bowling Green to take an 11-3 lead. Bowling Green’s first 19 points were scored by PF Jerome Bowie and C Chris Gentry. Late in the half, Bowling Green blew Valparaiso out and ended the half up 47-18.

Bowling Green hit 54% of their shots compared to Valparaiso hitting just 29% of theirs. Turnovers were 12-0 in favor of Bowling Green (yes, the Falcons made absolutely no turnovers in the first half). Chris Gentry scored 14 and Jerome Bowie added 13 for Bowling Green. Javon Thomas and Frankie Smylie both had 6 for Valparaiso.

Things didn’t improve for Valparaiso in the 2nd half. The Crusaders were completely outclassed and fell behind by as much as 38 points.

Final Score: Bowling Green-80, Valparaiso-45.

Valparaiso: PG Javon Thomas-9/0/1, SG Jeremy Scott-5/1/5, SF Jim Walker-4/3/3, PF David Richardson-0/0/1, C Brandon Diggs-1/0/0; Bench player: Frank Smylie-12/1/3, Dan Harper-6/0/2.

Crusaders Team Stats: FG%-38%, 17 of 22 FT’s, 4 of 19 Threes, 23 Reb, 23 TO’s, 21 PF’s.

Bowling Green: PG Shammell Smith-7/4*/4, SG Michael Maybin-5/0/2, SF Greg Miller-0/4/2, PF Jerome Bowie-15/0/3, C Jerome Bowie-18*/0/6*; Bench players: Thomas O’Conner-11/0/2, Dustin Morton-8/1/2, Jason Smallwood-6/0/1.

Falcons Team Stats: FG%-51%, 20 of 26 FT’s, 6 of 23 Threes, 27 Reb, 6 TO’s, 20 PF’s.

Player of the Game: Bowling Green C Jerome Bowie: 18 pts, 6 reb.


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Day 1, Game 7: UNLV Runnin’ Rebels at Saint Louis Billikens
 
Starting Lineups:

UNLV: PG 6-0 Clyde Ruddock, SG 6-3 George Finley, SF 6-5 Rick Watkins, PF 6-8 Geoff Ahern, C 6-9 Simon Ellis

St. Louis: PG 6-2 Adam Blizzard, SG 6-3 Arthur James, SF 6-8 Adrian Graham, PF 6-8 John Wiel, C 6-8 Bryce Brown

St. Louis picked up 4 fouls on UNLV’s first possession with PF John Wiel charged with 2 of those and heading to the bench after just 56 seconds. A minute later the refs called the 5th team foul and 2nd personal foul against PG Adam Blizzard. But it wasn’t until the 15:09 mark that there was the first score of the game. UNLV’s SF Rick Watkins worked the ball inside, hit a short jumper and was fouled by SF Adrian Graham who went to the St. Louis bench with his 2nd personal. 20 second later, St. Louis dropped in a 3 for their first points. UNLV took an 18-9 lead with 7-1/2 minutes left in the first half. St. Louis recovered and took a 21-20 lead 3-1/2 minutes before intermission. The half ended with UNLV on top 31-29.

Both teams shot poorly with UNLV hitting 38% and St. Louis connecting on 39%. St. Louis had 5 players with 2 fouls apiece and UNLV had one player with 3 fouls. High point honors went to UNLV’s Clyde Rudduck with 8 points and St. Louis’ Arthur James with 10 points.

UNLV opened a 6 point lead early in the 2nd half, but St. Louis came back to lead by 7 with 15 minutes remaining. UNLV went back on top with 11 minutes to go. After a series of turnovers by the Billikens, UNLV went up 52-45 with 6 minutes left. St. Louis cut the lead to a single point with 2 minutes still to play. With UNLV ahead 54-51 and 59 ticks left on the clock, St. Louis brought the ball up court, worked the ball around, got a clear 3 point attempt that missed its mark. UNLV tried to kill the clock but was fouled with 28 seconds to go. C Simon Ellis made the front end of a one-and-one, but missed the 2nd shot. Geoff Ahern muscled into the lane and put back a rebound to give UNLV a 6 point lead. St. Louis hit a shot at the buzzer, but too little, too late.

Final Score: UNLV-57, Saint Louis-53.

UNLV: PG Clyde Ruddock-14/1/3, SG George Finley-0/0/1, SF Rick Watkins-6/1/3, PF Geoff Ahern-12/2/7*, C Simon Ellis-5/0/3; Bench player: Derek Ohl-6/2/3.

Runnin’ Rebels team stats: FG%-39%, 19 of 26 FT’s, 6 of 21 Threes, 25 Reb, 8 TO’s, 14 PF’s.

Saint Louis: PG Adam Blizzard-3/5*/3, SG Arthur James-20*/2/4, SF Adrian Graham-3/3/6, PF John Wiel-1/0/2, C Bryce Brown-10/0/7*; Bench player: Shawn Engstrom-8/0/5.

Billikens team stats: FG%-39%, 10 of 13 FT’s, 7 of 21 Threes, 31 Reb, 14 TO’s, 22 PF’s.

Player of the Game: UNLV Geoff Ahern-12 pts, 2 assists, 7 reb, 1 steal, 1 block.


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Day 1, Game 8: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Central Michigan Chippewas
 
Starting lineups:

Western Kentucky: PG 5-7 Mario Jones, SG 6-1 Aaron Taflinger, SF 6-8 Scott Reed, PF 6-10 Julius Dickel, C 6-10 Ray Melson

Central Michigan: PG 6-4 Chuck Livas, SG 6-1 Tremaine Moore, SF 6-6 Jarvis Martin, PF 6-7 Joe Evans, C 6-10 Ramsey Millar

Central Michigan hit the first 9 shots and streaked out to a 25-5 lead in the first 7-1/2 minutes of the game. Meanwhile Western Kentucky turned the ball over 7 times and got called for 6 team fouls in the same period of time. The Hilltoppers turned the game around in the next 6 minutes to cut the lead to 29-21 as they began to hit shots and the Chippewas had several turnovers and fouls. At the break, Central Michigan held a 43-33 lead.

The Chippewas knocked down 72% of their FG attempts including 6 of 9 from beyond the arc. Western Kentucky hit 45% of their shots. PG Chuck Livas hit all of his shots including 4 three’s to score 16 points for Central Michigan. The Hilltoppers subs scored 21 of the team’s 33 points with Starzee Brown coming in to score 9 points in 7 minutes of play.

Western Kentucky cut the Chippewas lead to 60-56 midway through the 2nd half. Central Michigan held the Hilltoppers off from that point.

Final Score: Central Michigan-81, Western Kentucky-74.

Western Kentucky: PG Mario Jones-5/2/1, SG Aaron Taflinger-12/3/1, SF Scott Reed-11/0/4, PF Julius Dickel-3/1/1, C Ray Melson-11/1/5; Bench players; Starzee Brown-12/1/2, Chad Fisher-10/7*/1, Cain Cage-7/0/1.

Hilltoppers team statistics: FG%-51%, 25 of 33 FT’s, 9 of 20 Threes, 21 Reb, 15 TO’s, 22 PF’s.

Central Michigan: PG Chuck Livas-26*/2/2, SG Tremaine Moore-22/2/3, SF Jarvis Martin-4/0/3, PF Joe Evans-5/2/1, C Ramsey Millar-11/2/5.

Chippewas team statistics: FG%-63%, 22 of 30 FT’s, 11 of 19 Threes, 32 Reb, 14 TO’s, 25 PF’s.

Player of the Game: Central Michigan PG Chuck Livas-26 pts, 2 assists, 2 reb, 1 steal.


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Round 1 Results
 
Game 1: St. Josephs-55, Kent State-54

Game 2: Nevada-89, Charlotte-66

Game 3: Massachusetts-79, Southern Illinois-65

Game 4: BYU-72, Ball State-62

Game 5: Hawaii-84, St. Bonaventure-82

Game 6: Bowling Green-80, Valparaiso-45

Game 7: UNLV-57, Saint Louis-53

Game 8: Central Michigan-81, Western Kentucky-74


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Top Round 1 Individual Player Performances
 
C Terrence Russell, St. Josephs-10 pts, 1 assist, 8 reb
PG Mark Graham, Charlotte-18 pts, 2 reb
C Marion Kurtz, Charlotte-14 pts, 3 assists, 6 reb
C/PF Marc Gunn, Charlotte-16 pts, 1 assist, 2 reb
SF Marlo Vickers, Nevada-23 pts, 1 assist, 12 reb
SG Rick Newman, Nevada-21 pts, 2 assists, 3 reb
PG Shannon Ress, Southern Illinois-18 pts, 2 reb
PG Jamie Mueller, Southern Illinois-18 pts, 2 reb
PG Michael Crenshaw, Massachusetts-18 pts, 5 assists, 2 reb
C Chris Kent, Massachusetts-10 pts, 8 reb
SG Jared DeVone, Ball State-17 pts, 2 assists, 5 reb
SG Julian Evans, BYU-16 pts, 3 assists, 5 reb
SF SF LeDarion Peterson, St. Bonaventure-27 pts, 1 assist, 5 reb
PG David Hamllton, Hawaii-27 pts, 4 assists, 1 reb
C Gerrick Williams, Hawaii-17 pts, 1 assist, 4 reb
C Chris Gentry, Bowling Green-18 pts, 6 reb
PF Jerome Bowlie, Bowling Green-15 pts, 3 reb
PF Geoff Ahern, UNLV-12 pts, 2 assists, 7 reb
SG Arthur James, Saint Louis-20 pts, 2 assists, 4 reb
PG Chuck Livas, Central Michigan-26 pts, 2 assists, 2 reb
SG Tremaine Moore, Central Michigan-22 pts, 2 assists, 3 reb


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Day 2 Matchups
 
Game 9 (L1 vs L2): Kent State vs Charlotte

Game 10 (L3 vs L4): Southern Illinois vs Ball State

Game 11 (W1 vs W2) St. Josephs vs Nevada

Game 12 (W3 vs W4) Massachusetts vs BYU

Game 13 (L5 vs L6) St. Bonaventure vs Valparaiso

Game 14 (L7 vs L8) Saint Louis vs Western Kentucky

Game 15 (W5 vs W6) Hawaii vs Bowling Green

Game 16 (W7 vs W8) UNLV vs Central Michigan


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Day 2, Game 9: Kent State Golden Flashes (L1) at Charlotte 49ers (L2)
 
Starting Lineups:

Kent State: PG 5-8 Michael Deren, SG 6-3 Willie Baker, SF 6-7 Marco Coursey, PF 6-7 Maurice Bruton, C 6-9 Tony Dupree

Charlotte: PG 5-7 Mark “Honey” Graham, SG 6-4 Craig “Swimming” Poole, SF 6-8 Dwayne Cox, PF 6-8 Greg Brumm, C 6-9 Marion Kurtz 

C Marion Kurtz and PG Mark Graham scored 20 of Charlottes first 26 points to forge a 12-point lead for the 49ers with 12 minutes to go in the first half. 

Charlotte capitalized on 64% of their shots in the first half and left the court at the break with a 45-32 advantage. 

Mark Graham scored 12 and Marion Kurtz had 10 for Charlotte. SG Willie Baker led Kent State’s scoring with 11 points.

With 14:12 to go in the game, Charlotte opened a 20 point lead at 57-37 as their hot shooting continued. Kent State trimmed the lead a little but couldn’t overcome the 1-2 punch of Mark Graham and Marion Kurtz and never seriously challenged.

Final Score: Charlotte—73, Kent State—60.

Kent State: PG Michael Deren-3/6*/1, SG Willie Baker-17/2/4, SF Marco Coursey-11/1/2, PF Maurice Bruton-6/1/-0, C Tony Dupree-6/3/5; Bench player: Clark Day-12/0/3.

Golden Flashes team stats: FG%-50%, 9 of 12 FT’s, 9 of 21 Threes, Rebs: 19, TO’s-21, PF’s-19.

Charlotte: PG Mark Graham, SG -22*/2/1, Craig Poole-5/4/0, SF Dwayne Cox-5/5/3, PF Greg Brumm-8/1/6*, C Marion Kurtz-15/3/4; Bench players: Marc Gunn-8/0/3.

49er team stats: FG%-59%, 5 of 9 FTs, 10 of 19 Threes, 19 Rebs, 16 TO’s, 14 PF’s.

Player of the Game: Charlotte PG Mark Graham-22 pts, 2 assists, 1 reb, 1 steal.


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Day 2, Game #10: Ball State Cardinals (L4) at Southern Illinois Salukis (L3)
 
Starting Lineups:

Ball State: PG 6-0 Melvin Clark, SG 6-0 Bernard Jackson, SF 6-7 Dwayne Jackson, PF 6-8 Paul Smith, C 6-8 Srecko Lepinat

Southern Illinois: PG 6-0 Shannon Ress, SG 6-2 Brandon Penders, SF 6-8 Tim Montross, PF 6-6 Adam Lilly, C 6-8 Mike Young

Southern Illinois led 7-0 and it was 4-1/2 minutes into the game before Ball State scored. With 11-1/2 minutes to go in the first half, the Salukis led 17-4 and Ball State had already committed 8 turnovers. The Saluki fans were making the night a living hell for the Cardinals. With 7 minutes remaining in the half the score was 31-7 and Ball State had made 13 turnovers. The half ended with Southern Illinois bludgeoning Ball State by a 41-17 score.

The Cardinals turned the ball over 18 times thus limiting them to just 13 FG attempts. By comparison, the Salukis had just 2 turnovers and put up 32 shots. PG Shannon Ress scored 14 points to lead Southern Illinois. Dwayne Jackson was the top scorer for Ball State with just 5 points.

Ball State played better in the 2nd half, but had a tough time cutting into the Salukis’ lead. Finally with 5-1/2 minutes left in the game, they got the deficit to less than 20 points, but they never got closer than 17.

Final Score: Southern Illinois-70, Ball State-52.

Ball State: PG Melvin Clark-6/6*/4*, SG Bernard Jackson-2/0/1, SF Dwayne Jackson-10/0/2, PF Paul Smith-9/1/3, C Srecko Lepinat-4/1/4*; Bench player: Jared DeVone-14/1/3.

Cardinals team statistics: FG%-51%, 8 of 9 FT’s, 6 of 15 Threes, 24 Rebs, 24 TO’s, 13 PF’s.

Southern Illinois: PG Shannon Ress-19/2/3, SG Brandon Penders-0/3/1, SF Tim Montross-21*/3/1, PF Adam Lilly-4/1/3, C Mike Young-4/0/2; Bench player: Jamie Mueller-11/0/0.

Salukis team statistics: FG%-50%, 3 of 6 FT’s, 13 of 27 Threes, 15 Rebs, 9 TO’s, 14 PF’s.

Player of the Game: Southern Illinois SF Tim Montross-21 pts, 3 assists, 1 reb, 4 steals.





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