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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:38 am

Friday, March 1

Titan Non-Conference Opponents
Bowling Green 77, Kent State 72. As they have most of the year, a couple of Detroit area guards led their teams in scoring tonight. Jaylin Walker had 26 for Kent State, and Justin Turner had 18 for BGSU. Both teams are 20-9.

Rhode Island 72, Dayton 70 (OT). The Rams (14-14) snuffed out Dayton's last A10 hopes, upsetting the Flyers (19-10) on the latter's home court. Dayton forwards Obidiah Toppin and Ryan Mikesell each had double-doubles, but their combined 49 points, 22 rebounds, and 10 assists wasn't enough, as star Josh Cunningham struggled to juts 4 points. Cyril Langevine had 26 and Fatts Russell 23 for Rhode Island. You don't see many players named "Fatts" anymore.

Other Games
Loras 75, Albion 64. An old catholic Titan rival from 7 decades ago, Loras, beat MIAA champ Albion in the first round of the NCAA D-III tournament tonight.

#21 Buffalo 77, Miami (Oh) 69.

Iona 86, Rider 79. Iona clinched a share of the MAAC title. I was going to go to this game, but the missus thought we should go out to eat instead. Iona is just 14-15 overall, but 12-6 in MAAC play.

Harvard 59, Penn 53.
Princeton 77, Dartmouth 76 (OT).
Yale 88, Cornell 65. Yale (19-5) stays a game up on Harvard (15-9) and Princeton (16-8) in the Ivy League race.

Lipscomb 87, North Alabama 65.
Liberty 57, NJIT 51. Lipscomb (23-5) and Liberty (25-5) tie for the Atlantic Sun title, but Lipscomb will hold the #1 seed in the conference tournament.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:28 am

Saturday, March 2
Big weekend as the regular season starts to close.

Horizon
UIC 80, Detroit 71. An eminently winnable game that was not won. Now it's to the tournament. UIC finishes the regular season at 16-15, 10-8, and will be the #5 seed.

Oakland 72, IUPUI 63. All five Oakland starters reached double figures as the Grizzlies (15-16, 11-7) sewed up the #3 seed. Ahmed Ismael had a double-double for IUPUI (16-15, 8-10) with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Cleveland State 89, Youngstown State 80 (OT). Despite the loss, YSU (12-19, 8-10) claims the #6 seed thanks to a pair of wins over IUPUI, giving them the best head to head record in the tied group of YSU, IUPUI, and Detroit. Young guards did well--freshman Darius Quisenberry had 32 for YSU and sophomore Tyree Appleby had 25 for Cleveland State (10-21, 5-13).

Northern Kentucky 86, Green Bay 82. A close, interesting game. Drew McDonald, still nursing minor injuries, didn't start for Northern, but Coach John Brannon turned to his star with NKU trailing and 15 minutes to play. McDonald responded with 13 points in the final 15 minutes, breaking NKU's career scoring mark on the way. Until then--and after--Jalen Tate carried the Norse, finishing with 30 points and 6 assists. Tyler Sharpe, an 80% free throw shooter, added some late excitement by missing the front end of a 1&1 with 8 seconds to play and the Norse up 3. But he ended up with his own rebound, was fouled with 6 seconds left, and then missed the first of two. He finally got one to go, giving the Norse (23-8, 13-5) a 4 point lead, the game, and a share of the Horizon regular season title. Sandy Cohen had 25 points and 8 assists for Green Bay (16-15, 10-8).

Wright State 65, Milwaukee 62. Wright State claimed a share of the regular season title and the #1 seed in the conference tournament by holding off Milwaukee. The Panthers (9-22, 4-14) came back from a 14 point second half deficit to take a one point lead in the final minute. They were still poised to win it after Wright State (19-12, 13-5) took the lead on free throws with 12 seconds left, but turned it over on the ensuing possession.

Titan Non-Conference Opponents
Toledo 80, Central Michigan 68. The Rockets (23-6) sewed up the MAC West title with an easy win in Mt Pleasant. Central falls to 20-9 overall and two games behind Toledo in the race.

Eastern Michigan 75, Northern Illinois 69. James Thompson had 15 points and 17 rebounds for EMU (14-15).

Ball State 60, Western Michigan 58. Seth Dugan had 20 points and 20 rebounds for WMU (8-21), but it wasn't enough to overcome the Cardinals (15-14).

Ohio 73, Akron 49. Don't quite know what happened to Akron (15-14) today. This game was in Akron; the Zips won earlier down in Athens by 12 points. This game was not as close as the final score suggests, and it doesn't suggest a close game. Ohio is 13-15.

Villanova 75, Butler 54. Can we please stop all talk of Butler (15-14) as an at-large team?

Loyola (Md) 92, Lehigh 73. The Greyhounds (11-20) surprised Lehigh, preventing the Hawks (19-10) from tying for the Patriot League regular season title.

Other Games
Indiana 63, #6 Michigan State 62. The Hoosiers (15-14) have just 3 wins in the last two months, but two of them are over the Spartans (23-6). The final score was Indiana's first lead since 2-0.

#2 Virginia 73, Pittsburgh 49.
#3 Duke 87, Miami (Fl) 57.
#7 Tennessee 71, #4 Kentucky 52. Tennessee (26-3) restakes its claim to a #1 seed and the SEC lead.
#5 North Carolina 81, Clemson 79. UNC (24-5) barely held on at Clemson (17-12). Coach Roy Williams missed the second half after feinting in front of the bench late in the first half. It's described as an episode of vertigo and he is expected to be fine.

Central Florida 69, #8 Houston 64. UCF (22-6) snapped Houston's 12 game winning streak and probably wrapped up its own NCAA bid with a win at Houston.
#11 Texas Tech 81, Texas Christian 66.

Utah State 81, #12 Nevada 76. The Utes (24-6) move a half game ahead of Nevada (26-3) in the Mountain West race, and take a huge step toward an at-large bid if they don't win the conference tournament. Sam Merrill had 29 for the Utes, whom Lunardi had as the last team in the field before tonight.

#13 LSU 74, Alabama 69.
#14 Purdue 86, Ohio State 51. With center (and leading scorer and rebounder) Kaleb Wesson suspended, the Buckeyes (18-11) were pounded by Purdue (22-7), and can't be considered an NCAA lock. The Boilermakers, meanwhile, look poised to steal the Big 10 regular season title away from MSU and UM.

#15 Kansas 72, Oklahoma State 67. Dedric Lawson had 20 points and 15 rebounds as Kansas (22-7) rallied in the final 5 minutes for the win.

#16 Kansas State 66, Baylor 60.
#18 Florida State 78, North Carolina State 73.
#19 Wisconsin 61, Penn State 57.

Rutgers 86, #22 Iowa 72.
#23 Cincinnati 81, Memphis 79. Cincy (25-4) will face Houston for the AAC championship next Sunday.
#24 Wofford 85, Samford 64. Woof!

Georgetown 77, Seton Hall 71. Both the Hoyas (18-11) and the Pirates (16-12) will be waiting with baited breath on Selection Sunday. Prior to today's game, Lunardi had the latter barely in, and the former barely out.

Texas 86, Iowa State 69.
Auburn 80, Mississippi State 75.
Arkansas 74, Mississippi 73.
New Mexico State 92, Chicago State 58. New Mexico State (26-4) has won 15 straight; Chicago State (3-27) has lost 19 straight.

Loyola 81, Bradley 68.
Drake 73, Missouri State 62. Loyola (19-12) and Drake (23-8) will share the MVC regular season title. Go privates!

Bucknell 62, Army 61. Bucknell (19-11) scored the game's final 7 points to claim a share of the regular season Patriot Conference title.

Belmont 84, SE Missouri State 66.
Murray State 94, Austin Peay 83. Murray State (25-4) and Belmont (25-4) tie for the OVC regular season title.

Harvard 66, Princeton 58. Harvard (16-9) moves into a tie for first place in the Ivy League with Yale, which was upset today by Columbia. Princeton is a game back.

Virginia Commonwealth 69, Richmond 66. VCU (23-6) guarantees itself a share of the A10 regular season title.
Vermont 56, Stony Brook 50. Vermont (23-6) claims the America East regular season title by knocking off second place Stony Brook (23-7).

Hofstra 92, Delaware 70. Hofstra (25-6) claims the Colonial title outright.
Campbell 64, Radford 62. Jordan Whitfield hit game winning free throws with 4 seconds left, giving Campbell (19-11) a tie with Radford (20-10) for the Big South regular season title, and the #1 seed in the conference tournament. Campbell's Chris Clemons, the nation's scoring leader, had 30.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Tacitus651 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:58 am

Worth watching:
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I think there’s an Ack Attack cameo in there.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:29 pm

Sunday, March 3

A few games:
#9 Michigan 69, #17 Maryland 62. John Teske had a double-double, all 5 starters scored in double figures, and Michigan (26-4) seems to be regaining its early season form. Winning at Maryland (21-9) isn't easy.

Creighton 66, #10 Marquette 60. A bad week for Marquette (23-6), which lost twice and, and rather than wrapping up the Big East title this week, fell behind Villanova. Markus Howard scored 33 points, but no one else more than 7.

#25 Washington 62, Stanford 61. The PAC 12's only ranked team, the Huskies (23-6) barely avoided their second loss in the weekend trip to the Bay Area. They were surprised by Cal in their last game.

DePaul 92, St. John's 83. DePaul (14-13) is still fighting for their first winning season since 2007. Max Struss scored 43 tonight. St. John's (20-10) has lost 3 of 4. They're probably fine for the NCAAs, but they'd be wise to beat Xavier in the season finale, or at least win a couple Big East tournament games.

Louisville 75, Notre Dame 61. Notre Dame (13-16) will have a losing season, barring a long ACC tournament run.
Marshall 85, North Texas 82. North Texas began the season 16-1, but is now just 20-10 and has lost 6 straight. That early season schedule included 3 non-D1 opponents, as well as the likes of Maine, St. Peter's, Maryland Eastern Shore, Pine Bluff, and Portland.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:38 am

Monday, March 4

Big Games
#2 Virginia 79, Syracuse 53. Virginia (27-2) actually trailed this game at halftime.

#8 Texas Tech 70, Texas 51.
#16 Kansas State 64, Texas Christian 52. Texas Tech (25-5) and Kansas State (23-7) stay tied atop the Big 12, 1.5 games ahead of Kansas. For Kansas to extend its streak of 14 straight Big 12 regular season titles, it needs to win its last two games against Baylor and Oklahoma, while Kansas State loses its season finale to Oklahoma and Texas Tech loses its final game at Iowa State.

Liberty 72, Jacksonville 58. Hot Atlantic Sun tournament action! Liberty (26-6) wins the first conference tournament game of the year!
Prairie View A&M 96, Alabama State 69. SWAC Attack! Prairie View clinches a share of the SWAC regular season title for only the second time in its history.
Norfolk State 74, Delaware State 66. Norfolk State (19-11) clinches the MEAC regular season title.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:06 am

Tuesday, March 5

Horizon
Green Bay 82 UIC 77. Chokers gonna choke, and UIC--as has been its modus operandi for the past 3 years, coughed up a late lead and lost to Green Bay tonight. It wasn't a big lead--the Flames were up 5 with under 4 minutes to play. But Green Bay scored 9 in a row before Tarkus Ferguson hit a 3 with 20 seconds to play. That cut Green Bay's lead to 1, but J'Quan McCloud hit 4 free throws down the stretch to win it. It will be mildly interesting to see if UIC (16-16) seeks a CBI or CIT bid. Green Bay will first Wright State in the semis in Detroit.

Wright State 71, IUPUI 56. This one was never close, as Wright State sprinted to a 12-2 lead and was up by 13 at the half and as many as 31 in the second half. IUPUI finishes the season 16-16.

Figuring there is a limited supply of upsets, I was glad to see both favorites win tonight.

Titan Non-Conference Foes
Butler 71, Xavier 66. Butler (16-14) stopped Xavier's late run for an NCAA bid by knocking off the Musketeers (16-14). Kamar led with 24.

Toledo 76, Western Michigan 57. Toledo (24-6) led by 19 at halftime and claims the MAC West title. Western (8-22) will have its worst season since 2001.

Eastern Michigan 68, Ball State 61. James Thompson had 20 points and 23 rebounds as EMU (15-15) got back to .500. The Eagles have been playing better of late, and may yet make some noise in the MAC tournament.

Akron 91, Bowling Green 67. It's pretty clear that BGSU (20-10) peaked early. They're 6-5 since their 10 game win streak ended, and tonight's loss was embarrassing. Akron is 16-14.

#19 Buffalo 82, Ohio U. 79. Can Buffalo (27-3) get a top 6 seed?

Kent State 75, Miami (Oh) 66. Jaylin Walker had 29 for Kent (21-9).

Boston U. 71, Loyola (Md) 63. Loyola's season ends in the first round of the Patriot Conference Tournament. The Greyhounds finish 11-21.

Other Games
#9 Michigan State 91, Nebraska 76.
Northern Illinois 89, Central Michigan 86. CMU fans are looking forward to the CIT. The Chips are 20-10.

#3 North Carolina 79, Boston College 66.
#4 Duke 71, Wake Forest 70. The Zionless Dukes (26-4) squeaked past 11-18 Wake Forest when Chaundee Brown's jumper rimmed out at the buzzer.
#5 Tennessee 71, Mississippi State 54.
#6 Kentucky 80, Mississippi 76.
Minnesota 73, #11 Purdue 69. Purdue (22-8) missed a chance to clinch a tie for the Big 10 title tonight and to win it outright this weekend. Now they'll have to beat Northwestern on Saturday to tie with the winner of the MSU/UM game. A big win for Minnesota (19-11) as Selection Sunday looms.

Oklahoma 81, #13 Kansas 68. And Kansas's string of 14 consecutive Big 12 championships comes to an end.
#14 Florida State 73, #15 Virginia Tech 64 (OT). Tech (22-7) blew a 14 point lead and had to rally to just to force an OT, which did not go well--they scored just 3 points. FSU is 24-6 and has won 11 of 12.
#17 Nevada 90, Air Force 79.

Virginia Commonwealth 71, George Mason 36. And it's a wrap--VCU (24-6) takes the A10 regular season title by clobbering Mason (16-14).
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:27 am

Wednesday, March 6

Horizon
Northern Kentucky 99, Detroit 88. In three games against us, NKU averaged 97 points.

Oakland 88, Youngstown State 84. Oakland (16-16) led the entire second half, but couldn't put YSU (12-20) away until the final minutes. Javon Cumberland had 23 points, and Brad Brechting (11 points, 15 rebounds) and Xavier Hill-Maas (17/11) had double-doubles.

Titan Non-Conference Opponents
Dayton 70, La Salle 39. Impressive defensive performance for Dayton (20-10).

Other Games
Spring Arbor 85, Indiana Tech 50. 7th ranked Spring Arbor (26-7), #2 seed in its region, rolls in the first round of the NAIA National Championship.

#10 LSU 79, Florida 78 (OT).
Seton Hall 73, #16 Marquette 64. Seton Hall (17-12) gets a win they really needed if they hope for an at-large bid, while Marquette lost its third in a row. Seton Hall held Markus Howard to just 6 points, 20 below his season average. Myles Powell had 35 points for Seton Hall, giving him 98 in the last 3 games.

St. Louis 85, Duquesne 75. Both old MCC rivals are 19-11.
DePaul 101, Georgetown 69. A big night for DePaul may have squelched G'town's NCAA hopes. With just 1 regular season game left, the Blue Demons (15-13) will avoid a losing season for the first time since 2007. Max Strus had 30 points for DePaul, following up his 43 point barrage against St. John's on Sunday.

Creighton 76, Providence 70 (OT).
Clemson 64, Notre Dame 62.
Washington 81, Oregon State 76 (OT).
Fresno State 76, San Diego State 74.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby udballer » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:23 am

Commissioner wrote:St. Louis 85, Duquesne 75. Both old MCC rivals are 19-11.


I saw that former Titan target (at least some of us fans wanted him) Eric Williams Jr scored 40 in the loss. He's building an excellent career at Duquesne.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:33 am

Thursday, March 7

Titan Non-Conference Opponents
Temple 78, Connecticut 71. The Owls (22-8) are clinging to the next to last spot in the field in Lunardi's bracket before tonight. Barring a big post-season, Connecticut (14-16) is looking at back-to-back losing seasons for the first time in 32 years.

Other Games of Note
#12 Houston 90, SMU 79. Houston (28-2) would be pretty good with Antoine Davis on the team.
#25 Central Florida 58, #20 Cincinnati 55. UCF (23-6) makes it back-to-back wins over Houston and Cincy (25-5).
#21 Wisconsin 65, Iowa 45. Evan Happ celebrated Senior Night in Madison with 21 points and 14 rebounds.

Indiana 92, Illinois 74.
Cal 64, Stanford 59. Cal wins its 3rd straight PAC 12 game, after dropping its first 15 in conference play.
Valparaison 77, Indiana State 55. Valpo (15-17) romps in a first round MVC tournament game. Arch Madness!
Prairie View 73, Southern 55. Prairie View (18-12) has it most wins in a season since joining D-I in 1981.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:45 am

Friday, March 8

Titan Non-Conference Opponents:
Toledo 64, Eastern Michigan 56. Toledo (25-6) will enter the MAC tournament on a 5 game winning streak, and as the main threat to Buffalo. EMU was picked to win the MAC west but finishes the regular season 15-16.

Central Michigan 82, Western Michigan 75. Western (8-23) lost 19 of its final 22, finishing the regular season with its worst record since 1991. Seth Dugan was their bright spot. He had 26 points and 15 rebounds tonight, his 15th double-double and his 4th game this year with at least 20 and 15. Central closes the regular season at 21-10.

Kent State 68, Akron 65. Kent State finishes the regular season 22-9, it's 17th 20-win season in 21 years. Akron will enter the post-season at 16-15.

#19 Buffalo 84, Bowling Green 73. Milan's Nick Perkins led Buffalo (28-3) with 22 points. Detroit sophomore Justin Turner led Bowling Green (20-11) with 17.

Ohio 66, Miami (Oh) 57. Ohio (14-16) only shot 38%, but Miami (15-16) only shot 28%, and 38 beats 28 every time.

A few other games:
Spring Arbor 85, Jamestown 81. 7th ranked Spring Arbor (27-7) beat 10th ranked Jamestown College (South Dakota) in the second round of the NAIA tournament.
College of Idaho 86, Cornerstone 82. Cornerstone (26-9) of Grand Rapids falls in the second round of the NAIA national championship.
Marian 83, Madonna 59. On Thursday, 11th ranked Marian beat 21st ranked Madonna (23-10) in the NAIA first round. Malik Eichler had 5 points and 2 rebounds for Madonna.

#15 Virginia Tech 84, Miami (Fla.) 70.
#24 Maryland 69, Minnesota 60.

Loyola 67, Valparaiso 54. Regular season champ Loyola (20-12) takes out Valpo (15-18) in the MVC quarters.
Drake 78, Illinois State 62. Drake advances to the MVC semis. The Bulldogs are 24-8.

Belmont 83, Austin Peay 67. Dylan Windler had 32 points and 21 rebounds--about what Spencer Haywood averaged in 1968-69--as Belmont (26-4) knocked off Let's Go Peay (22-11) to reach the Ohio Valley Finals.
Murray State 76, Jacksonville State 74. In a see-saw battle, Murray State got the final bucket on an old fashioned three point play by Ja Morant with 8 seconds left. That wins the Racers (25-4) a showdown with Belmont for an NCAA bid. Jacksonville State finishes 24-8 and is probably relegated to the buy-in tournaments.

Canisius 69, Manhattan 65 (OT). A MAAC Quarterfinal.
Gardner Webb 79, Campbell 74. The nation's leading scorer, Chris Clemons, had 23 but Campbell fell in the Big South semi-final. Campbell has 3193 points in his career, 961 this year alone. He'll probably get to play on in the CIT.

Penn 77, Yale 66.
Cornell 72, Harvard 59
Brown 67, Princeton 63. The top three teams in the Ivy all lost.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:41 am

Saturday, March 9
Big day as the P5 conferences end their regular seasons, and more conference tournaments start to rev up.

Titan Non-Conference Opponents
Dayton 78, Duquesne 67. The Flyers finish the regular season at 21-10, Duquesne at 19-12.

Temple 67, #25 Central Florida 62. Temple (23-8) really, really, really needed this one for it's NCAA hopes, and got it behind 21 points from Shizz Alston. It was Fran Dunphy's last home game after 13 years as the Owls coach (with 17 years before that at Penn), and the Philly coaching legend needed a police escort to get off the floor as fans mobbed him. UCF (23-7), playing as a ranked team for the first time since 2011, committed 18 turnovers, which was more than Aubrey Dawkins' 36 points could overcome.

Providence 83, Butler 70. Providence (17-14) and Butler (16-15) will hope for NIT bids.

Xavier 81, St. John's 68. I think St. John's is still in the Big Tournament, but they've lost 3 straight, they finish in 7th place in the Big East, and their NET ranking is 66. With 5 "quadrant 1" victories they're probably OK, but maybe not. Xavier (17-14) could still muscle their way into at-large consideration with a run to the Big East Tournament final. Zach Hankins, last year's D-II Player of the Year at Ferris State, had 12 points today. He finishes the regular season averaging 12.1 points and 5.1 rebounds for Xavier. For comparison's sake.

Other Games
Spring Arbor 89, Indiana U-East 79. Spring Arbor (28-7) reaches the NAIA Final Four.

#9 Michigan State 75, #7 Michigan 63. Say what you will, that Izzo fellow is a darn good coach. The injury-riddled Spartans (25-6) are Big 10 co-champs. Cassius Winston had 23 points and 7 assists, and Kenny Goins had 16 rebounds. Michigan (26-5), which looked like a Final 4 team in January, is 4-3 in its last 7 games.

#2 Virginia 73, Louisville 68.
#3 North Carolina 79, #4 Duke 70. UNC (26-5) held off a late Duke rally to sweep to Devils for the first time in a decade. Without Zion Williamson, Duke is still very good, but doesn't look to me like a championship team or a #1 seed.

Auburn 84, #5 Tennessee 80. Tennessee (27-4) played its way back into top seed competition with its win over Kentucky last weekend, and back out today. This won't hurt Auburn's seeding.

#6 Kentucky 66, Florida 57. Florida (17-14) could've used an upset. They probably need two wins in the SEC tournament.
#8 Texas Tech 80, Iowa State 73.
#10 LSU 80, Vanderbilt 59. And who's your outright SEC Champion? It's not Kentucky or Tennessee, but LSU (26-5), which didn't even enter the Top 25 until late January. In Bryce Drew's third season, Vanderbilt (9-22) goes winless in conference play for the 1st time ever. Drew's teams have gone 19-16, 12-20, and now 9-22. Maybe he should have stayed at Valpo, where he was the local legend and the team was moving up to the MVC. Vandy does have a lot of freshmen and sophomores on the roster.

#11 Purdue 70, Northwestern 57. Purdue (23-8) grabs a share of the Big 10 title.
#13 Kansas 78, Baylor 70.
#14 Florida State 65, Wake Forest 57.
Georgetown 86, #16 Marquette 84. Marquette (23-8) missed a chance for the Big East title by losing at home to Georgetown (19-12). The Hoyas still look like a tournament long-shot barring a good run in the Big East tournament.

#17 Nevada 81, San Diego State 53.
#18 Kansas State 68, Oklahoma 53. K State (24-7) and Texas Tech tie for the Big 12 title.
#22 Wofford 99, VMI 72. When you were a kid, did you expect to see "Wofford" in the Top 25?

Seton Hall 79, #23 Villanova 75. Seton Hall (18-12) is sitting on the edge of the tournament, so this was a welcome win for the Pirates. It would be smart for them to win at least 1 Big East tournament game. Villanova (22-9) rallied from 16 down to within a point, but couldn't get the lead. With Marquette's loss, however, the Cats still claim the Big East title.

Clemson 67, Syracuse 55. A game Clemson (19-12) had to have if they want to dance.
TCU 69, Texas 66. A game TCU (19-12) had to have if they want to dance.

Murray State 77, Belmont 65. Trailing by 5 at halftime, Murray State ((27-4) routed Belmont (26-5) with a 51 point second half. Ja Morant, Ohio Valley Player of the Year, played all 40 minutes and finished with 36 points (13-25 shooting, 9-9 from the line), 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Belmont's Dylan Windler--another possible NBA draft pick--had 17 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. With a NET ranking of 45 non-conference wins over UCLA, Lipsomb (twice), and Western Kentucky, Belmont might get at-large consideration, but are unlikely to be selected. They've got an automatic bid to the NIT as OVC regular season champ.

Bradley 53, Loyola 51. Neither team could shoot (33% for Bradley, 36% for Loyola) but the Braves (19-14) dominated the boards (+13) to advance to the MVC finals. Marquis Towns missed a jumper with force seconds left. Loyola's salve is an automatic ticket to the NIT. The Ramblers are 20-13.
Northern Iowa 60, Drake 58. Wyatt Lohaus hit a layup with 2 seconds left as Northern Iowa (16-17) upset Drake (24-9) in the other MVC semifinal. Lohaus, a senior, had a career high 27 points. Both MVC finalists--the 5th and 6th seeds in the tournament--have NET rankings in the 170s.

NC State 73, Boston College 47.
Mississippi State 92, Texas A&M 81.
Mississippi 73, Missouri 68.
Creighton 91, DePaul 78. Creighton's Mitch Ballock had 39 points on a Big East record 11 three-pointers.

Georgia State 90, Georgia Southern 85. Georgia State (22-9), with Assistant Coach Ray McCallum and transfer redshirt Corey Allen on the sidelines, clinched the Sunbelt title.

Arizona State 72, Arizona 64. The PAC 12 needed this. ASU (21-9) is their best, and maybe only, chance for an at-large bid if regular season champ Washington wins the conference tournament.
Oregon 55, Washington 47.

Yale 81, Princeton 59.
Harvard 83, Columbia 81 (OT). Harvard (17-10) and Yale (20-7) tie for the Ivy league title.

New Mexico State 75, Cal Baptist 63. The Aggies (27-4) will head into the post-season with 16 straight wins.

and finally...
Binghamton 78, Stony Brook 72. Binghamton (10-22) beat Stony Brook (24-8) in an America East quarterfinal. That's why they play the games.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:23 pm

Sunday, March 10

Other Really Important Games
#12 Houston 85, #20 Cincinnati 69. Houston (29-2) claimed the American Conference title with an impressive win at Cincinnati (25-6). Corey Davis had 31 points for the winners.

#21 Wisconsin 73, Ohio State 67. OSU (18-13) overcame a 22 point deficit in the final 7 minutes, scoring the final 12 points in regulation. All to no avail. Ethan Happ finished with 16 points 14 rebounds, and 8 assist for Wisconsin (22-9).

#22 Wofford 81, East Tennessee State 72. Fletcher McGee had 26 as Wofford (28-4) advanced to the Southern Conference final. ETSU finishes 24-9 and will hope for an NIT bid.

Liberty 74, Lipscomb 68. With non-conference wins over SMU and TCU, and an 20-4 record, there was some talk a month ago of Lipscomb competing for an at-large bid. But the Bison (25-7) went just 5-3 down the stretch, allowing Liberty (28-6) to steal a share of the regular season title and now the Atlantic Sun tournament title and NCAA bid. When Liberty last made the NCAAs, in 2013, they entered with a 15-20 record. This year's team is a like 13 or 14 seed.

Gardner Webb 76, Radford 65. Gardner Webb (23-11), the #4 seed in the Big South tournament, claims its first ever NCAA bid (they joined D-I in 2003). Senior DJ Laster led the Bulldogs with a career high 32 points. It's neat to see seniors step up in these games, which are do-or-die for teams like Gardner-Webb. Regular season co-champ Radford is 22-11 and possible CIT bait.

Bradley 57, Northern Iowa 51. After scoring just 15 points in the first half, Bradley (20-14) rallied from 16 down to win the MVC tournament and an NCAA invite. Bradley won the tournament despite shooting under 40% in both the semifinals and finals. It will be their first NCAA appearance since 2006. UNI finishes 16-18.

Nebraska 93, Iowa 91 (OT).
Indiana 89, Rutgers 73.
UNC Greensboro 66, Furman 62. Furman (25-7) was ranked for a few weeks early in the year after beating Villanova and Loyola, but Greensboro (28-5) earns the right to take on Wofford in the Southern Conference final tomorrow. It's been noted that the top 4 in the Southern this year--Wofford (NET Rank 14), Greensboro (57), Furman (41), and East Tennessee State (72)--are probably a significant bit better than the top 4 in the PAC 12.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:00 am

Monday, March 11

Horizon
The Little Ceasar's looked great for the Horizon semi-finals. It is a shame we were simply not competitive for the 4 years the tournament was held in Detroit. In fact, the two Detroit area teams went 1-7 in four years at the Joe and the Arena.

Wright State 66, Green Bay 54. Wright State (21-12) shot very poorly, but won on the boards 40-34, won on turnovers 10-16, and outscored Green Bay by 13 at the foul line. The Phoenix might get a CIT offer if they want to host a first round game.

Northern Kentucky 64, Oakland 63. Oakland made 10 of its first 17 from the floor to take a 17 point lead midway through the first half. NKU battled back to tie at the half and take an 11 point lead with 4 minutes to play, then fell apart as the Grizzlies went on a 13-0 run to lead by 2 with 10 seconds to play. Most of the NKU players looked utterly defeated at that point, but NKU has a not-so-secret weapon--HL Player of the Year Drew McDonald, who calmly knocked down a three with 2 ticks left on the clock. OU finishes 16-17 (though I could see OU playing in the CBI or CIT, and given their all-underclassman roster, that wouldn't be a bad idea for them). NKU takes a 25-8 record into tomorrow's tournament final.

Titan Non-Conference Opponents
Central Michigan 81, Western Michigan 67. Western's season come to a merciful end. The Broncs started the year OK, but were 3-20 after the first week of December. Fifth-seed Central Michigan (22-10) faces Kent State on Thursday in the MAC tournament.

Ball State 61, Eastern Michigan 41. Eastern also ends a disappointing season in which they were expected to contend for the MAC title, but instead finished 15-17, just 11-17 versus D-I competition. James Thompson ended his EMU career having averaged a double-double in each of his 4 years; yet as he was so often during his 4 years there, he was MIA in a crucial game, finishing tonight with just 4 points. Eastern loses it's top 3 scorers, top two rebounders, and top assist man to graduation, and you have to wonder if head coach Rob Murphy isn't feeling some real heat.

Akron 80, Miami (Oh) 51. Akron (17-15) rolled in the first round of MAC tournament play behind 25 points from Loren Jackson.

Northern Illinois 80, Ohio U 61. Ohio finishes 14-17.

Other Games You Don't Care About Now That the Titans Season is Over
Spring Arbor 66, Marian 50. Spring Arbor (29-7), a little school outside Jackson affiliated with the Free Methodist Church, beat Marian to advance to the NAIA championship game. They'll face Oregon Tech tomorrow night in Sioux Falls, if you want to head out for the game.

#1 Gonzaga 100, Pepperdine 74. I think Gonzaga (30-2) is good on selection Sunday.

#20 Wofford 70, UNC-Greensboro 58. What does Wofford head coach Mike Young have to do to get a better job? Tonight the 20th-ranked Terriers (29-4) clinched their 5th NCAA bid in the last 10 seasons under Young, beating a good, 28-win UNC-Greensboro team. There's talk of Wofford being seeded as high as 5th. Their NET ranking is currently #14.

Iona 81, Monmouth 60. Iona (17-15) was just 4-9 in non-conference play this year. The Gaels have a NET ranking of #208 (that puts them behind IUPUI), but they had enough juice to win the MAAC regular season in a very, very down year for that conference, and tonight steamrolled Monmouth (14-21) to claim their 4th straight NCAA bid, and 6th in 8 years.

Hofstra 78, Delaware 74 (OT). Colonial regular season champ Hofstra (27-6) had to go to overtime to beat Delaware (17-16) in the conference tournament semi-finals. Justin Wright Foreman, the nation's #2 scorer, had 42 points.
Northeastern 70, Charleston 67. Northeastern (22-10) will play Hofstra in the CAA finals tomorrow.

Omaha 61, Fort Wayne 60. Omaha scored just 3 points in the final 3:55, but that was enough not only to win, but to rally and win. The Mavericks held Fort Wayne (18-15) scoreless for the game's final 4:27. Omaha (21-10) faces North Dakota State tomorrow in the Summit final, where a win will get them to the NCAAs for the first time ever.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:32 am

Tuesday, March 12

Horizon
Northern Kentucky 77, Wright State 66. Northern Kentucky took control early and fought off every WSU rally. Drew McDonald had an off night but Jalen Tate was good for 17 points and Dantez Walton had 15 points and 14 rebounds. This is probably the result they wanted down at HL HQ, because Northern Kentucky has a better chance of moving up to a 14 or even 13 seed than WSU, and this also guarantees WSU an automatic bid to the NIT, which otherwise the league probably would not have received.

Other Games
Spring Arbor 82, Oregon Tech 76. Well, Michigan will have one national champ--Spring Arbor (30-7) won the NAIA D-II National Title behind 32 point from Brandon Durnell, a sophomore from Fort Wayne.

St. Mary's 60, #1 Gonzaga 47. St. Mary's (22-11) held the nation's top offense to 47 points to win the WCC tournament. In the process probably stole an NCAA bid from someone else--it's highly doubtful they would have received a bid had they lost tonight. But the Gaels were very impressive in this game, leading the entire second half. Gonzaga (30-3) is still a probable top seed.

Northeastern 82, Hofstra 74. Another 2-seed over a 1-seed in a tournament final, one of three such results tonight. Northeastern (23-10) took the lead for good about 5 minutes in, led by as many as 18, and held off a rally that brought Hofstra briefly to within 2 late in the game. Hofstra (27-7) gets an automatic NIT bid.

Farleigh Dickinson 85, St. Francis (Pa.) 76. Regular season Northeast Conference co-champs FDU (20-13) and St. Francis (18-14) met in the league's tournament final. During the season, each won big on the other's home court, and that happened again tonight, though the score was a bit closer. This is a good result for the NEC, because St. Francis won their regular season tie-breaker, meaning they'll get an automatic bid to the NIT.

North Dakota State 73, Omaha 63. The Summit bid goes to 18-15 ND State, the #4 seed. Omaha (21-11) can probably play in the CIT or CBI.

Notre Dame 78, Georgia Tech 71. Opening round of ACC tournament.
UMBC 90, Hartford 85 (2OT). In an America East Conference semi-final, Hartford (18-15) came from 26 down to force an OT. But in the end, it was last year's NCAA Cinderella UMBC (21-12) that advances to face Vermont in the final.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:32 am

Tuesday, March 12

Horizon
Northern Kentucky 77, Wright State 66. Northern Kentucky took control early and fought off every WSU rally. Drew McDonald had an off night but Jalen Tate was good for 17 points and Dantez Walton had 15 points and 14 rebounds. This is probably the result they wanted down at HL HQ, because Northern Kentucky has a better chance of moving up to a 14 or even 13 seed than WSU, and this also guarantees WSU an automatic bid to the NIT, which otherwise the league probably would not have received.

Other Games
Spring Arbor 82, Oregon Tech 76. Well, Michigan will have one national champ--Spring Arbor (30-7) won the NAIA D-II National Title behind 32 point from Brandon Durnell, a sophomore from Fort Wayne.

St. Mary's 60, #1 Gonzaga 47. St. Mary's (22-11) held the nation's top offense to 47 points to win the WCC tournament. In the process probably stole an NCAA bid from someone else--it's highly doubtful they would have received a bid had they lost tonight. But the Gaels were very impressive in this game, leading the entire second half. Gonzaga (30-3) is still a probable top seed.

Northeastern 82, Hofstra 74. Another 2-seed over a 1-seed in a tournament final, one of three such results tonight. Northeastern (23-10) took the lead for good about 5 minutes in, led by as many as 18, and held off a rally that brought Hofstra briefly to within 2 late in the game. Hofstra (27-7) gets an automatic NIT bid.

Farleigh Dickinson 85, St. Francis (Pa.) 76. Regular season Northeast Conference co-champs FDU (20-13) and St. Francis (18-14) met in the league's tournament final. During the season, each won big on the other's home court, and that happened again tonight, though the score was a bit closer. This is a good result for the NEC, because St. Francis won their regular season tie-breaker, meaning they'll get an automatic bid to the NIT.

North Dakota State 73, Omaha 63. The Summit bid goes to 18-15 ND State, the #4 seed. Omaha (21-11) can probably play in the CIT or CBI.

Notre Dame 78, Georgia Tech 71. Opening round of ACC tournament.
UMBC 90, Hartford 85 (2OT). In an America East Conference semi-final, Hartford (18-15) came from 26 down to force an OT. But in the end, it was last year's NCAA Cinderella UMBC (21-12) that advances to face Vermont in the final.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:22 am

Wednesday, March 14

Titan Non-Conference Opponents:
Providence 80, Butler 57. Butler lost 5 of its last 6, including this 1st round Big East Tournament game, to finish 16-16.

Big--I mean BIG--Games around the country

#16 Virginia Tech 71, Miami (Fl) 56.

Colgate 94, Bucknell 80. Top-seeded Colgate dominated #2 seed Bucknell to win the Patriot League's automatic bid. This is Colgate's first bid since back-to-back appearances behind Adonal Foyle in 1995 and 1996. Sophomore Jordan Burns led the Raiders (23-10) with 35 points, all in the first 30 minutes.

NC State 59, Clemson 58. This may have been an NCAA at-large play-in game. NC State (22-10) came from 16 down at halftime, the largest second half rally in ACC tournament history, and won it on Markell Johnson free throws with 3 seconds left. Clemson is 19-13.

St. John's 82, DePaul 74. St. John's probably needed at least this game to assure a tournament berth. DePaul finishes 15-15--assuming they don't play in the NIT or CBI, this will be their first non-losing season since 2007. In fact, they've lost at least 19 games every year since then.

Louisville 75, Notre Dame 53.
Nebraska 68, Rutgers 61.
UCLA 79, Stanford 72.
USC 78, Arizona 65.
Texas Christian 73, Oklahoma State 70. TCU (19-12) once looked like a tournament lock, but after losing 6 of 8 they had to win this one to have a chance. They did--just barely. A 3 pointer by Desmond Bane put them up a point with 16 seconds left, and free throws by Alex Robinson with 7 seconds left closed out the scoring.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:07 am

Thursday, March 14.

Titan Non-Conference Opponents
Central Michigan 89, Kent State 81. Central (23-10) advance to the MAC semis to play Buffalo. Kent is 22-10, with the NIT a very long shot. CIT?

#18 Buffalo 82, Akron 46. Buffalo (29-3) is a pretty good team--deep, balanced, well-coached. Akron finishes 17-16.

Northern Illinois 80, Toledo 76. A MAC shocker. Toledo (25-7) wasn't going to get an at-large bid anyway, but this should stop Rocket fans from bitching about it. The NIT is a good tournament.

Bowling Green 99, Ball State 86. After a high scoring first half left BGSU up 54-51 at the break, the Falcons (21-11) pulled away with just a modest bit of defense in the second.

Xavier 63, Creighton 61. Zach Hankins had 22 points for Xavier (18-14), including the go-ahead with 20 seconds left on the clock. He also led all players with 9 rebounds.

Other Games
#2 Virginia 76, North Carolina State 56. After trailing by 2 at the break, UVa ((29-2) turned it on in the second half. NC State (22-11), has probably done enough to make the dance, but they'll be nervous until they see their name called on the screen.

#3 North Carolina 83, Louisville 70. The ACC quarterfinals could almost be the NCAA Elite 8.
#5 Duke 84, Syracuse 72. Zion is back, baby! With 29 points and 14 rebounds.
#12 Florida State 65, #16 Virginia Tech 63 (OT). Freshman Devin Vassell got FSU (26-6) to the overtime with a big 3 point shot with about 5 seconds left in regulation, and Terrance Mann won it with an off-balance toss up with 2 seconds left in overtime. Vassell's 14 points led FSU's balanced attack, in which 10 players scored.

West Virginia 79, #7 Texas Tech 74. Big upset for the Mountaineers (14-19), that may cost Tech (26-6) a line in the seeding. Emmet Matthews led WVU with 28 points.

#14 Nevada 77, Boise State 69.
#15 Kansas State 70, Texas Christian 61. Selection Sunday will be a nail biter for the 20-13 Horned Frogs. Personally, I think they needed this one to make the field.
#17 Kansas 65, Texas 57. Texas finishes 16-16. After four seasons in Austin, Shaka Smart is 66-65. The bloom is off the yellow rose. He doesn't look so Smart anymore. Add your cliche here:

Nebraska 69, #21 Maryland 61.
#22 Auburn 81, Missouri 71.
#23 Marquette 86, St. John's 54. St. John's (21-12) will be another team on pins and needles Sunday afternoon.
#25 Villanova 73, Providence 62.

Seton Hall 73, Georgetown 57. This probably does in the hopes of Georgetown (19-13), while moving Seton Hall (19-12) from bubble to in.
Ohio State 79, Indiana 75. Knock Indiana (17-15) out of the bracket for sure. OSU (19-13) remains on the bubble.
Minnesota 77, Penn State 72 (OT).
Alabama 62, Mississippi 57. Ole Miss 20-12 is probably in despite the loss. Alabama probably needs to upset Kentucky tomorrow.
Iowa State 83, Baylor 66.
Arizona State 83, UCLA 72. UCLA (17-16) went 10-10 after firing Steve Alford. ASU (22-9) is awfully close to clinching a berth.
Washington 78, USC 75.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:42 am

Friday, The Ides of March

Titan Non-Conference Opponents
#25 Villanova 71, Xavier 65 (OT). Xavier led most of the way, but Villanova erased a 7 point disadvantage in the final 3 minutes to get to OT and then the win. Paul Scruggs had 28 points and Zach Hankins 18 for the Musketeers (18-15). Phil Booth led Villanova (24-9) with 28.

St. Louis 64, Dayton 55. Dayton (21-11) failed to take advantage of VCU being upset in the A10 tournament, and indeed was upset themselves by the Billikens (21-12).

Bowling Green 71, Northern Illinois 67. The Falcons (21-11) advanced behind 25 points from Dylan Frye. They'll face Buffalo in the MAC final Saturday.

Wichita State 80, Temple 74. Temple (23-9) will be on pins and needles during the Sunday selection show, after falling to Wichita State in the American Conference quarters. Ernest Aflakpui had 16 points and 19 rebounds for the Owls, but the Shockers' Markis McDuffie countered with 34 and 12. After a long, inconsistent season, the Shockers have won 6 straight, peaking at the right moment.

Other Games of Note
#6 Michigan State 77, Ohio State 70. Career win #600 for Tom Izzo. OSU (19-14) will sweat out Selection Sunday, but bid stealers in the Mountain West and Atlantic 10 today didn't help their chances.

#10 Michigan 74, Iowa 53. Michigan (26-5) looked very good.

#18 Buffalo 85, Central Michigan 81. CMU (23-11) led much of the way but couldn't hold off Buffalo. Bills' star CJ Massinburg put Buffalo (30-3) up for good by hitting a free throw with 2:23 to play, and scored Buffalo's last 9 points in the game, finishing with a game high 21. Lots of bubble teams were happy to see Buffalo come back.

#12 Florida State 69, #2 Virginia 59. The ACC semis could almost be the Final 4.
#5 Duke 74, #3 North Carolina 73. Wow. Another great game in a great rivalry, and one worthy of a top notch national title game. Zion Williamson has shown no ill effects at all from his injury, and had 31 points, including what proved to be the game winner on a put back with 30 seconds left, and 11 rebounds. After UNC failed to score, Duke's RJ Barrett missed a pair of free throws, setting up the Tar Heels for the final shot. But Colby White's trey was just off the mark. Duke held UNC to 4-26 from deep, and along with Zion, that was the difference.

#4 Kentucky 73, Alabama 55.
#8 Tennessee 83, Mississippi State 76.
Florida 76, #9 LSU 73. Andrew Nembhard's three with 1 second left gave the Gators (19-14) a comeback win in the SEC quarters. Nembhard led Florida with 20 points. A big win for Florida, probably moving them past, say, Ohio State in the at-large pecking order. Naz Reid had 26 points and 14 boards for top-seeded LSU (26-6).

#11 Houston 84, Connecticut 45. Can you recall a 30-2 team with a lower profile than Houston?

Minnesota 75, #13 Purdue 73. The Gophers (21-12) were a likely selection anyway, but they can certainly breathe easier after knocking off Purdue (23-9) Friday. Jordan Murphy completed an old-fashioned 3 point play for the lead with 2 minutes left, then sank 2 free throws a few seconds later, which was enough for the win as Purdue star Carsen Edwards missed a three on the final possession.

San Diego State 65, #14 Nevada 56. San Diego State (21-12) advances to the MWC final, trying to steal a bid from some 7th place P5 team.
Iowa State 63, #15 Kansas State 59. Iowa State (22-11) is another team that was probably in anyway, but certainly feels better after this game. They're in.
#17 Kansas 88, West Virginia 74.
#19 Wisconsin 66, Nebraska 61. The Badgers (23--9) survived a 4 point, 7 turnover performance from star Ethan Happ.
#22 Auburn 73, South Carolina 64.

Seton Hall 81, #23 Marquette 79. I can't sum this game up better than Jeff Borzello: "85 free throws, nine technicals, three ejections, four guys fouled out, there was a scuffle, Myles Powell was ejected then wasn't, words exchanged in handshake line, game was three hours without overtime, Seton Hall won by two." Marquette's Markus Howard had an odd 21 points. He really had a terrible game, shooting 1-15 from the field and missing a final shot for the win, but he made 18 free throws in 24 attempts. Marquette (24-9) will enter the NCAA tournament next week with 5 losses in its last 6 games. Seton Hall, OTOH, will enter the Saturday final against Villanova with 4 straight wins, 3 of them over ranked teams.

#24 Cincinnati 82, SMU 74.

Rhode Island 75, Virginia Commonwealth 70. Here's a likely bid stealer, as VCU (25-7) was probable a lock. Rhode Island (18-14), which lost to VCU by 34 last month, snapped the Rams' 12 game winning streak. But they're probably celebrating at the A10 offices, knowing they'll now likely get a second bid for the conference. Marcus Santos-Silva had a big night in defeat, with 26 points and 22 rebounds.

Memphis 79, Central Florida 55. Memphis (21-12) hasn't stolen a bid yet, but they're definitely a threat playing the AAC tournament on their home court.

Washington 66, Colorado 61.
Oregon 79, Arizona State 75 (OT). And finally, the PAC 12. If the ACC semis had a Final Four feel, the PAC 12 semis had something of an NIT final four feel to them. Oregon (22-12) is peaking timely, with 7 straight wins. The Ducks led early by a lot, but an 18-1 ASU run early in the second half turned the game around. Oregon didn't retake a lead until the OT, when it scored the first 8 points. Arizona State (22-10) is probably OK get an NCAA bid, but shouldn't bet the house on it.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

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Saturday, March 16

Titan Non-Conference Opponents
#18 Buffalo 87, Bowling Green 73. Up just three with under 5 minutes to play, Buffalo closed out the MAC title game like a true champ. The Bills (31-3) held Bowling Green scoreless for over 3:30, going on a 12-0 run to wrap it up. BGSU (22-12) will hope for an NIT bid.

Some other scores I noticed
#6 Michigan State 67, #19 Wisconsin 55. Cassius Winston had 21 points and Kenny Goins had 13 points and 12 boards as MSU (27-6) advanced to the B10 final.
#10 Michigan 76, Minnesota 49. UM (28-5) is playing some awesome ball again. Seven turnovers, 52% from the floor, held Minnesota to 41% overall and 2-12 from the arc. Looking forward to a super game Sunday.

Lewis 65, Grand Valley State 63. In the D-II Championship first round, #1 seed Lewis, trailing by 4 with just over three minutes to play, held 8th seeded Grand Valley scoreless for 2:57, and escaped with a win. Grand Valley reached the tournament by upsetting regular season champ Davenport to win the GLIAC tournament. Davenport ended the year ranked 12th in D-II but was not eligible for an at-large bid as they are in their last year of "transitioning" to D-II.

#5 Duke 73, Florida State 63. Duke (29-5) presumably clinches a #1 seed.

#8 Tennessee 82, #4 Kentucky 78. Tennessee takes the rubber match, outscoring Kentucky 18-6 in the final three minutes. I wonder if this knocks the Cats out of a #1 seed.
#22 Auburn 65, Florida 62. Florida (19-15) really helped their odds with their Friday upset of LSU, but they're still not a lock after Auburn's come from behind win. Auburn faces Tennessee Sunday for the SEC tournament title.

#11 Houston 61, Memphis 58. Houston (31-2) missed 10 straight shots late, allowing tournament host Memphis to get what had been a lopsided game back to a single possession, but the Tigers (21-13) couldn't complete the comeback.
#24 Cincinnati 66, Wichita State 63. Cincy (27-6) will face Houston on Sunday for the AAC automatic bid, but both teams will be called later in the day.

Iowa State 78, #17 Kansas 66. The Big 12 title for Iowa State.
#25 Villanova 74, Seton Hall 72. Myles Powell scored 25 points for Seton Hall (20-13), but missed the potential game winner with 5 seconds to play. It's the third consecutive Big East tournament championship for 'Nova (25-9).

Oregon 68, Washington 48. It's hardly a given that PAC 12 regular season champ Washington (26-8) makes the field. They have a NET ranking of 45 and are 1-7 against other teams likely to make the field--that 1 being over Oregon back in January. But more likely they are in, and the PAC 12 will also qualify Arizona State for a reasonable contingent of three entries. The Ducks (23-12), who opened this one up with a 14-0 run early in the second half, are playing well and have won 8 straight.

Utah State 64, San Diego State 57. Bubble teams breathed a little easier after Utah State (28-6) won on Saturday, preventing SD State from stealing a bid.

New Mexico State 89, Grand Canyon 57. New Mexico State (30-4) won its 19th in a row to claim the WAC title. Junior Trevelin Queen had a career high 27 points in 23 minutes off the bench. Dan Majerle draws big crowds at Grand Canyon (20-13) and has 6 straight winning seasons and 4 straight 20-win seasons, but hasn't been able to reach an NIT or NCAA yet, and won't this year.

Old Dominion 62, Western Kentucky 56. It's ODU (26-8) for the CUSA bid. The Monarchs have averaged over 24 wins a year for the past 5 years, but this is their first bid in that time.

Vermont 66, UMBC 49. Do you realize that Vermont (27-6) has recorded 11 consecutive 20-win seasons, and 16 in the last 18 years. They won the America East Conference tournament with an easy win over UMBC (21-13), last year's NCAA tourney darling. UMBC had won both regular season meetings.

Cal-Irvine 92, Cal State-Fullerton 64. You probably haven't hear a word this season about Cal-Irvine, but they've won 30 games and now the Big West title.

Montana 68, Eastern Washington 62. Jud Heathcote's old team is going back to the dance. It wasn't easy. Regular season champ Montana (26-8) trailed for the first 30 minutes or so, and the final margin was their biggest lead.

Prairie View A&M 92, Texas Southern 86. Prairie View makes the NCAA for the first time since 1998, the second time ever, by winning the SWAC over Coach Davis's old team.

Abilene Christian 77, New Orleans 60. Abilene Christian (27-6), which dropped out of D-I for 40 years before returning in 2014, will make its first-ever NCAA appearance as Southland Conference tournament champions.

North Carolina Central 50, Norfolk State 47. NC Central (18-15) snagged a bid by beating top-seeded Norfolk (21-13) in the MEAC final. The Eagles appeared to take control with a 25-6 second half run, but then went stone cold, missing 9 of their last 10 shots and failing to score in the game's final four minutes. But Norfolk's last three point attempt was off, and NC Central goes to the NCAA for the 3rd straight year. The Eagles NET ranking is 305.

Georgia State 59, Texas State 46. Ray McCallum's team (23-9) advances to the Sunbelt final.

St Bonaventure 68, Rhode Island 51.
St. Louis 67, Davidson 44. Two old Titan rivals from better days, St. Louis and St. Bonaventure, will go for the A10 title on Sunday, stealing a bid from some 7th place P6 team--or some other deserving mid-major. A 12-0 Billiken run early in the second half broke this one open. Davidson (24-9) looks NIT bound.

Yale 83, Princeton 77.
Harvard 66, Penn 58. It'll be Harvard/Yale for the Ivy bid on Sunday.

Wisconsin-Oshkosh 96, Swathmore 82. The NCAA D-III 2019 men's champion is Oshkosh, by gosh!
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

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Selection Sunday, March 17

Yale 97, Harvard 85. Yale broke open a tight game with a 15-0 run midway through the second half. The Eli (22-7) shot 60% from the field and 28 of 30 from the foul line. Harvard (18-11) claims an automatic NIT berth.

St. Louis 55, St. Bonaventure 53. St Bonaventure held St. Louis (23-12) without a field goal for the first nine minutes and change of the game, opening a 15 point lead. But it was the Billikens' turn in the second half, as they limited the St. Bonaventure (18-16) to 19 points and rallied for the win when Bonnies final effort bounced out.

#22 Auburn 84, #8 Tennessee 64. The Kentucky game must've taken a lot out of Tennessee (29-5), which got smoked today.

Georgia State 73, UT-Arlington 64. Corey Allen and Ray McCallum get to the tournament (though Cory, of course, is sitting this year). Georgia State (24-9) wins the Sunbelt.

#24 Cincinnati 69, #11 Houston 57. Jerron Cumberland led UC's upset with 33 points.

#6 Michigan State 65, #10 Michigan 55. State (28-6) is awesome. They scored the last 10 points of the game to win. Senior Matt McQuade led with 27, and former walk-on Kenny Goins cemented the win with a pair of late free throws. These teams could both make the Final Four.
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