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NAIA DII Showcase Preview

NAIA DII Showcase Preview

By naiahoopsreport_admin November 28, 2019 0 Comments

The Show has been the best event in NAIA for the past five years. Rio Grande (OH) Head Coach Ken French has done a great job in creating The Show, and it is going to be another fun year for The Show. This years filed features 3 Top 25 teams, with 3 more who are currently Receiving Votes to be ranked. This is a great mid season classic, as you will see several of these programs at the 2019-2020 NAIA DII National Tournament come March.


November 29th-December 1st Schedule

The Field

  • Bluefield (VA) comes into The Show with a 5-6 record. They are in the Appalachian Athletic Conference, and join members Milligan, and Reinhardt as members of the Field. The Rams are led by Niquan Cousins 16.5 PPG, and 9.7 RPG.
    • vs Coastal Georgia tonight at 6:00pm ET
    • vs WVU Tech on Saturday at 12:45PM ET
  • Coastal Georgia enters The Show with a 4-6 record, after losing 4 straight headed into the classic. Austin Dukes leads them in scoring with 16.7 PPG. All-American Jaylen Smallwood averages 15.8 PPG.
    • vs Bluefield (VA) tonight at 6:00pm ET
    • vs Brescia (KY) on Saturday at 6:30pm ET
  • RV Southeastern (FL) is 6-1 after winning 5 straight entering The Show. They are tied for 1st place in The Sun Conference. Blake Morrow leads them in scoring with 24.6 PPG, which has him as the nations 7th leading scorer.
    • vs Brescia (KY) tonight at 7:45pm ET
    • vs #11 Washington Adventist on Saturday at 6:30pm ET
  • Brescia (KY) is currently 3-5 on the year. Kayode Daboiku leads the team with 13.5 PPG, and 8.5 RPG.
    • vs RV Southeastern (FL) tonight at 7:45pm ET
    • vs Coastal Georgia on Saturday at 6:30pm ET
  • Robert Morris (IL) enters The Show with a record of 5-3. The Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference members were able to get a conference win over Trinity International to stop a 3 game skid. Cedric Jefferson leads them in scoring at 13.5 PPG.
    • vs IU-East on Saturday at 11:00am ET
    • vs #21 Union (KY) on Sunday at 12:45am ET
  • RV IU-East started the year off ranked inside the Top 25. They have struggled to find a rhythm thus far though as they sit at 3-5 headed into The Show. They will look to use this event to get them back going. All-American Bishop Smith leads them in scoring at 21.3 PPG.
    • vs Robert Morris on Saturday at 11:00am ET
    • vs #11 Washington Adventist at 2:00pm ET
  • Rio Grande (OH) actually hosts the event, even though it is played in Kingsport, TN. They are currently 5-3. They will look to kick the injury bug and pick up 2 wins in The Show. Gunner Short leads them in scoring with 16 PPG.
    • vs Reinhardt (GA) on Saturday at 11:00am ET
    • vs Lourdes (OH) on Sunday at 11:00am ET
  • Reinhardt (GA) comes in with a 3-6 record. Josh Daniels currently leads them in PPG (12.6), RPG (5.0), and APG (2.6).
    • vs Rio Grande (OH) on Saturday at 11:00am ET
    • vs #18 Warner (FL) on Sunday at 12:45pm ET
  • WVU Tech is 3-5 and coming off a win over Wilberforce (OH) entering The Show. Tamon Scruggs leads them with 17. 3 PPG, and 8.43 RPG.
    • vs Bluefield (VA) on Saturday at 12:45pm ET
    • vs Milligan (TN) on Sunday at 2:30pm ET
  • #18 Warner (FL) is currently 8-1 on the year, and 2-1 in The Sun Conference. They are led by Maxwell Benoit’s 22.1 PPG.
    • vs Milligan (TN) on Saturday at 2:30pm ET
    • vs Reinhardt (GA) on Sunday at 12:45pm ET
  • Milligan (TN) is currently 3-3 on the year. 2 of their 3 losses are by 1 point. The other is just by 10 to #17 Union. They are led by Tyler Nichols 17.2 PPG.
    • vs #18 Warner on Saturday at 2:30pm ET
    • vs WVU Tech on Sunday at 2:30pm ET
  • RV Lourdes (OH) first year head coach Dennis Hopson has Lourdes playing tough. They are 5-3 with all 3 losses against ranked opponents. Clif Snow leads Lourdes with 20.4 PPG.
    • vs #17 Union (KY) on Saturday at 4:15pm ET
    • vs Rio Grande (OH) on Sunday at 11:00am ET
  • #17 Union (KY) enters The Show at 6-3. They have riflled off 6 straight after a rough start to the year. Ronnie Carson leads the way with 20.6 PPG. He also leads the team with 2.1 steals per game.
    • vs RV Lourdes (OH) on Saturday at 4:15pm ET
    • vs Robert Morris (IL) on Sunday at 12:45pm ET
  • #11 Washington Adventist (MD) is entering The Show with an impressive 8-1 record. They have wins over #13 Ave Maria (FL) and NCAA D1 Howard U. Their only loss is to NAIA DI #1 Georgetown College. Coach Crarey has his guys really playing well right now. Xavier Sewell leads the team in PPG (18.6), RPG (6.0), and APG (3.6).
    • vs RV Southeastern (FL) on Saturday at 6:30pm ET
    • vs RV IU-East on Sunday at 2:00pm ET

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