Led by Junior guard M.J. Paige’s 36 goals and 14 assists 1.UNC pulls out a huge win over 2.Virginia State 81-70.2.Virginia State was led in scoring by Junior forward James Norfolk who scored 34 goals and added 15 rebounds in loss.1.UNC started the game with a score of 11-1 and never looked back.1.UNC’s Armistead Williams scored 26 goals and added 18 rebounds in the win.Junior guard Emmanuel Randle scored 18 in the loss.1.UNC will take on 1.Arkansas in the Final Four.2.Virginia State has been eliminated.
Led by Sea Island native and 7.Naples Senior guard Abe Hicks’ 38 goals and 17 assists to defeat his hometown team to go back to the Final Four.Ending his career,Senior guard John Feland scored 36 in his finale for the 1.Red Flame.7.Naples will play 3.UALR on Saturday Night.To help the scoring load in the loss Freshman guard Christian Jones scored 29 goals for 1.Georgia Baptist.7.Naples Senior guard Nick Frazier scored 27 goals while Naples Freshman forward William Norfolk scored 22 coming back from a pectoral injury.1.Georgia Baptist has been eliminated.
Freshman guard Allie Freeman scores 37 goals and added 14 assist to lead 3.UALR to its 2nd straight Final Four berth.3.UALR defeated 4.Harvard by 4, 76-72.4.Harvard was led in scoring by Senior forward,ending his career Ron James who scored 32 goals in his finale.Senior guard Chris Johnson Jr. who scored 26 goals and added 10 rebounds.3.UALR is taking on the winner of 1.Georgia Baptist-7.Naples.4.Harvard has been eliminated.
Led by Freshman forward Kelvin Robinson’s 39 goals and 14 rebounds,1.Arkansas downs 6.Auburn for the 4th time this season.Sophomore guard Cam Jones led Auburn in scoring with 35 goals and 17 assists.1.Arkansas finally broke away with a 7-2 run,before the score was 60-60.Senior (RS) guard Jonathan Williams scored 27 goals to help the scoring load.Arkansas will go to the Final Four,now making the Final Four 4 out of the last 5 years.6.Auburn has been eliminated.
South:6.Auburn (30-6) vs. 1.Arkansas (36-0) (New Orleans,LA)
1.Arkansas has wins over Sam Houston State,Texarkana (ARK),and Atlanta,as this team is the 1 overall seed in the tournament.6.Auburn has beaten Virginia Tech,SEMO,Baylor on its way to the Elite Eight.This is the fourth match up between these two programs this season.Arkansas Freshman forward Kelvin Robinson is leading 1.Arkansas in scoring during the tournament with 28.6 GPG and 15.9 RPG.6.Auburn is led in scoring by Junior Cam Jones who has averaged 28.2 GPG and 13.6 APG.This will be a great SEC rematch.
East:2.Virginia State (35-1) vs. 1.UNC (37-1) (Boston,MA)
After 1.Michigan State of the Midwest lost,1.UNC is now technically the number 2 overall seed.1.UNC has defeated UAPB,UT-Arlington,and Northwestern on its way to the Elite Eight. 2.Virginia State has beaten Iona,Georgia,and Ft.Lauderdale on its way to the final 8.Last year 1.Arkansas defeated the 10-seeded cinderella story of the tournament Virginia State.2.Virginia State doesn’t want to lose again back-back years.1.UNC is led in scoring in this tournament by Senior forward B.J. Johnson averaging 27.9 GPG and 16.2 RPG.2.Virginia State has been led in scoring in this tournament by Junior guard Emmanuel Randle who has averaged 28.9 GPG and 14.2 APG.1.UNC Junior guard M.J. Paige has major knee sprain in the Tar Heel’s Sweet 16 game against Northwestern.He is questionable for today.This may be the deciding factor,but during Paige’s absence Sophomore guard William Britt scored 28 goals,and will have to do the same,maybe better to beat the Woodpeckers.
Midwest:4.Harvard (36-0) vs. 3.UALR (35-1) (Chicago,IL)
4.Harvard eliminated 1.Michigan State last night,and they’re on a roll defeating Villanova,Northern Arkansas,and Michigan State.3.UALR has beaten Toldeo,Florida,and Huff College.This is expected to be a great match up in Chicago.3.UALR is led in scoring during the tournament by Senior (RS) forward Richard Woods who’s averaging 27.8 GPG and 15.6 RPG.4.Harvard Senior forward Ron James has averaged 27.3 GPG and 14.2 RPG.3.UALR has a lot of depth,but 4.Harvard can match that with its size.
West:7.Naples (27-8) vs. 1.Georgia Baptist (35-1) (Phoenix,AZ)
7.Naples has wins over Norfolk,SLM,and Dayton on its way to the Elite Eight.1.Georgia Baptist has defeated New Mexico State,Michigan,and Missouri.This is going to be the third match up between the two schools this season.7.Naples is led in scoring by Senior guard Abe Hicks who’s averaged 28.2 GPG during the tourney.1.Georgia Baptist has been led by Senior guard John Feland who’s averaged 28.5 GPG during the tournament.hicks is from the exact area where Georgia Baptist is in Sea Island,GA,and betrayed his area,and will get another chance to play his hometown school.With tensions running high this will be a great game.
3.UALR Freshman guard Allie Freeman scores 34 goals to lead the Trojans to victory.2.Huff College was led in scoring by Sophomore guard N.C. Huff’s 33 goals and 15 assists.Huff went for the 3-point buzzer-beater,but was rejected by Senior (RS) forward Richard Woods who scored 29 goals,and added 4 magnificent blocks.3.UALR is taking on 4.Harvard on Sunday.2.Huff College has been eliminated.
2.Virginia State Junior guard Emmanuel Randle leads 2.Virginia State to victory.Randle scored 36 goals in the win.Ft. Lauderdale guard Robert Eubanks scored 34 in the loss.2.Virginia State will take on 1.In don’t he Elite Eight.3.Ft.Lauderdale is eliminated.
Senior guard Nick Frazier scored 34 goals to lead 7.Naples to a victory.Ending his career, Dayton Senior guard Dre Thompson scored 33 goals in the loss.Naples Senior guard Abe Hicks added 29 goals in the win.7.Naples will head to the Elite Eight and take on 1.Georgia Baptist.6.Dayton has been eliminated.
Sophomore guard Cam Jones scores 36 goals to lead 6.Auburn to an upset victory over 2.Baylor.Ending his career,Senior guard Shaun Linwodd scored 35 goals and added 13 assists for the Bears.This game was backa and forth until Auburn finally made a run.Aubrun Junior forward Nick Bull helped the scoring load scoring 18 goals,and 13 rebounds.2.Baylor has been eliminated.
Led by Harvard Senior forward Ron James’ career high 38 goals,and 16 assists. 4.Harvard gets lucky as a buzzer-beater try by 1.Michigan State Senior guard D.J. Valentine that clinked of the goal post.Ending his career,Valentine scored 40 goals and added 15 assists.This game was sent to overtime with the score tied 76-76 at the end of regulation.4.Harvard scored 29 goals while 1.Michigan State came up short with only 27 goals in OT.This game was back and forth for so long.1.Michigan State has been eliminated.