LATEST COLLEGE BASKETBALL CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

College basketball’s 2017 postseason continued last night as more Conference Tournaments got underway.

CROSSROADS LEAGUE

bethel pilots NEWWAKEUP CALL FOR TOP SEED – The top seeded BETHEL (IN) COLLEGE PILOTS (Riverboat Pilots) got almost more than they could handle from the 8 seeds – the GRACE COLLEGE LANCERS. The Lancers’ offense matched the Pilots blow for blow in the 1st Half, making the score 54-54 headed into the locker room. After the break Bethel College gradually put some distance between themselves and Grace College for a Century Club-level 102-92 victory. Gage Ott led the Pilots with 25 points, while teammate Clay Yeo notched 21.

Indiana Wesleyan WildcatsOVERTIME FOR NUMBER TWO – The League’s 2nd seeded INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY WILDCATS – the defending National Champions, by the way – needed OVERTIME to dispatch the 7th seeded HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY FORESTERS. The Wildcats actually trailed the Foresters 49-40 at the Half but came back to force OT with an 88-88 tie. In the extra session IWU won it 109-100 led by Lane Mahurin’s 30 points and 8 rebounds.

Spring Arbor U CougarsFIVE OVER FOUR UPSET – The 5 seeds – the SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY COUGARS – faced the 4th seeded TAYLOR UNIVERSITY TROJANS in this game. By the break the Cougars trailed the favorite Trojans 39-33 but went on to win this Hardcourt Epic by a final score of 75-73. Zach Medendorp’s 27 points led the way for Spring Arbor University’s thrilling upset.  

St Francis (IN) Cougars logoCOUGAR ON COUGAR VIOLENCE – The 3rd seeded UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS hosted the 6 seeds – the MOUNT VERNON NAZARENE UNIVERSITY COUGARS. The University of Saint Francis kept things under control in this battle, leading 34-28 at Halftime and going on to win the game 68-56 as the two Cougar teams perfectly duplicated their 1st Half scoring. Kegan Comer topped USF’s scorers with the 18 points that he contributed.

APPALACHIAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Bryan College LionsTEN OVER SEVEN UPSET – This was one of just three games in the AAC Tournament’s Opening Round last night as the 10 seeds – the BRYAN COLLEGE LIONS – surprised the 7th seeded TRUETT- MCCONNELL COLLEGE BEARS. The Lions put the Bears on Upset Alert by the break, leading them 36-26 and closing the deal with a 72-67 final count. Oteriah Lee racked up 19 points for the victors while his teammate Brice Cusick registered a Double Double of 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Saint Andrews Univ (nc) KnightsHARD DAY’S KNIGHT – In this game the 8th seeded SAINT ANDREWS UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS clashed with the 9 seeds – the MILLIGAN COLLEGE BUFFALOES. The opening Half ended with the Knights clinging to a 38-37 edge, but after the break Saint Andrews University put more and more distance between themselves and the Buffaloes. The Knights earned an 88-76 victory led by Connor Zinaich, who fell just short of a Double Double with 19 points and 9 boards.

Allen University Yellow JacketsNO EASY STING – The 6 seeds – the ALLEN UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS – took the floor against the 11th seeded POINT UNIVERSITY SKYHAWKS, who were expected to be very easy prey given their 2-28 Regular Season record. The Skyhawks put a scare into the Yellow Jackets fans with a 47-42 Halftime lead, but Allen University stayed focused for a 74-69 comeback win. Demetrius Richardson slammed in THIRTY-THREE points for the Yellow Jackets. 

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