Monday’s Institute Basketball Roundup: Apprentice Men Plunge in the Opener at Nationals
The Apprentice School men were overthrown from the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association Small College National Championship on the initial day, falling 66-52 to the Bryant & Stratton committee from Buffalo, at Richard Bland’s Statesman Hall.
The sixth-seeded Builders shot only 32.4% (22 of 68) from the arena, nicely below their usual standard, containing 3 of 23 from 3-point range.
Karree Smith had eighteen points and five rebounds, while Corey Joyner had eleven points for Apprentice.
The third-seeded Bobcats had 3 double-digit scorers, led by DJ little with twenty-one points, as they evolved to the semifinals in the competition behind held in the gyms of Richard Bland and Virginia State. They shot 45.8% (27 of 59).
Delaware 69 and Towson 56: The fifth-seeded Blue Hens (20-12) upset the top-seeded Tigers (25-8) in a match of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament in Washington.
Towson likely is controlled to the National Invitation Tournament through an automatic berth as a No. 1 seed that didn’t gain its conference tourney.
Kevin Anderson recorded 17 points, Jyare Davis fourteen, and Dylan Painter twelve for Delaware. Charles Thompson had thirteen points to lead 4 double-figure scorers for the Tigers, but Towson shot only 31% (18 of 58). Towson, whose previous edge was 8-7, clipped a 16-point deficit to two but never dragged even.
UNC Wilmington 60, Institution of Charleston fifty-seven: Jaylen Sims had twenty-six points and 11 rebounds, including a couple of free throws with 2 seconds left in a CAA match. Sims hit five of 7 3-pointers.
Mike Okauru had eleven points for UNCW (23-8), which will play with Delaware in Tuesday’s final for an automatic NCAA bid.
Dimitrius Underwood had twenty-one points and eight ricochets for the Cougars (17-15). Raekwon Horton made an addition of 11 points and 10 rebounds.
No. 1 Gonzaga got 81, San Francisco 71: Drew Timme made 27 points, Chet Holmgren added seventeen, and Gonzaga got the victory in Las Vegas to reach the West Coast Conference contest game for the 25th straight year.
Gonzaga will face Saint Mary’s in the trophy game for the 5th time in seven years.
The Zags (25-3) functioned the ball into the paint initially and often, pushing nearby the smaller Dons while competing to a 24-point second-half lead. The Dons (24-9), who are predictable to gain an NCAA at-large berth, equestrian a late comeback, dragging within eight while holding Gonzaga deprived of a field goal over the final 5:33.
Khalil Shabazz Gain 27 Points for USF
Santa Clara 72, Saint Mary’s 75: Tommy Kuhse scored twenty-seven points, Logan Johnson hit 2 free throws with 3.6 seconds left later than blocking a shot, and Saint Mary’s held off a late rally to beat Santa Clara in a WCC game.
The Gaels (25-6) shut down the individual of the nation’s best-shooting players for most of the evening, structuring a 15-point lead.
The Broncos (21-11) derived charging back, dragging within 73-71 on Keshawn Justice’s 3-pointer with forty-two seconds left, and got the ball back later than Jalen Williams blocked Kuhse’s layup.
Williams then drove the track in an effort to give the Broncos the lead but was clogged by Johnson. Williams’ 3-point try at the buzzer hit off the horizontal of the rim.