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River States Conference Tournament – Quarterfinals Preview

River States Conference Tournament – Quarterfinals Preview

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2021 River States Tournament Bracket

Opening Round

No. 2 Asbury (Ky.) def. No. 3 Ohio Christian, 87-77 — Box Score


No. 5 Rio Grande (Ohio) def. No. 6 IU Southeast, 80-68 — Box Score

No. 9 IU Kokomo def. No. 8 Oakland City (Ind.), 112-76 — Box Score
No. 11 Alice Lloyd (Ky.) def. No. 12 Brescia (Ky.), 87-64 — Box Score

Quarterfinals

February 24th

No. 1 Point Park (Pa.) def. No. 2 Asbury (Ky.), 71-70 — Box Score

No. 5 Rio Grande (Ohio) def. No. 4 Midway (Ky.), 58-55 — Box Score

No. 7 WVU Tech def. No. 9 IU Kokomo 79-66 — Box Score

No. 11 Alice Lloyd (Ky.) def. No. 10 Carlow (Pa.), 98-74  — Box Score

Semifinals

February 27th

No. 1 Point Park (Pa.) at No. 5 Rio Grande (Ohio), 5 p.m.  — Watch Live I  Live Stats 

No. 7 WVU Tech at No. 11 Alice Lloyd (Ky.), 2 p.m.  — Watch Live I  Live Stats

Finals

March 2nd

League Notes:

The top seed:  Randomized Seeding
NAIA Locks:  None
NAIA Bubble Teams:   None
Best chances to win this tournament:  Rio Grande (13-8), WVU Tech (9-6), IU Kokomo (6-1)
Possible sleeper:  Point Park (7-8)

KEY PLAYERS:

Tamon Scruggs – WVU Tech: 15.33ppg, 6.1rpg

Had a BYE in the Opening Round.

QF RD: 21pts, 7rebs, 7assts in the QF win over IU Kokomo.

 

Miki Tadic – Rio Grande: 17.65ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.3apg

RD1: 12pts, 9rebs, 4assts in the win.

QF RD: DNP

 

KEY TEAMS:

Rio Grande –  Rio has beaten IU Southeast and Midway to advance to today’s semifinal game with Point Park.

WVU Tech – After a 1st round bye, WVU Tech knocked off IU Kokomo to advance to the RSC Semi’s.

IU Kokomo – Eliminated by WVU Tech.

 

UPSET SPECIAL: 

Point Park – Point Park  knocked off Asbury in the Quarterfinals, and now play a good Rio team in the Semi’s.

Semifinal Game Notes:

No. 1 Point Park (Pa.) at No. 5 Rio Grande (Ohio), 5 p.m. ET  — Watch Live 
Point Park 1-0

The only matchup between these two teams this year went into OT with Point Park holding on at home 77-74. If Miki Tadic is out again, this will be an interesting game. Rio has other weapons, but Miki has been their rock this season. 

No. 7 WVU Tech at No. 11 Alice Lloyd (Ky.), 2 p.m. ET  — Watch Live 

No regular season matchup

This WVU Tech team is tough, and Tamon Scruggs is a very good player. Alice Lloyd gets to play at home today and have won 10 of their last 12 games overall. Going to be a great matchup today!

OTHER NOTES:

RSC Tournament Page

– The River States Conference decided to not count regular season conference games this season. Instead teams played whatever games they could get in that were on the schedule and the league did a random draw for seeding.

– The River States Conference is a (2) bid league. Both teams that make it to the tournament championship game will qualify for the NAIA National Tournament.

– Best Quarterfinal Round Matchup: #7 WVU Tech @ #11 Alice Lloyd. – Both are BIG games today as both winners will get auto-bids to the NAIA National Tournament.

– Our Pick To Win It:  Rio Grande – Our pick to win the RSC Tournament won their opening round game over IU Southeast! They travel to Midway tonight to try and keep their National Tournament birth alive!

 

2021 River States Tournament Bracket

Opening Round

No. 2 Asbury (Ky.) def. No. 3 Ohio Christian, 87-77 — Box Score


No. 5 Rio Grande (Ohio) def. No. 6 IU Southeast, 80-68 — Box Score

No. 9 IU Kokomo def. No. 8 Oakland City (Ind.), 112-76 — Box Score
No. 11 Alice Lloyd (Ky.) def. No. 12 Brescia (Ky.), 87-64 — Box Score

Quarterfinals

February 24th

No. 1 Point Park (Pa.) at No. 2 Asbury (Ky.), 7:30 p.m. — Watch Live I  Live Stats

 

 

No. 5 Rio Grande at No. 4 Midway (Ky.), 7 p.m. — Watch Live I  Live Stats

 

 

No. 9 IU Kokomo at No. 7 WVU Tech, 7:30 p.m. — Watch Live I  Live Stats

 

 

No. 11 Alice Lloyd at No. 10 Carlow (Pa.), 8 p.m.  — Watch Live I  Live Stats

Semifinals

February 27th

Finals

March 2nd

League Notes:

The top seed:  Randomized Seeding
NAIA Locks:  None
NAIA Bubble Teams:   None
Best chances to win this tournament:  Rio Grande (13-8), WVU Tech (9-6), IU Kokomo (6-1)
Possible sleeper:  Point Park (7-8)

KEY PLAYERS:

Deshaun Hampton – IU Kokomo: 16.0ppg, 9.6rpg, 1.8blg

RD1: 4pts and 7rebs in the opening round win. 

 

Tamon Scruggs – WVU Tech: 15.33ppg, 6.1rpg

Had a BYE in the Opening Round.

 

Miki Tadic – Rio Grande: 17.65ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.3apg

RD1: 12pts, 9rebs, 4assts in the win.

 

KEY TEAMS:

Rio Grande – This is a balanced Rio squad, but Tadic and Shiloh Blevins have been pretty good this season. This team has played a heck of a schedule and may be as tournament ready as any team in the RSC. 

WVU Tech – This team was clicking pretty good before their 19pt loss last week to Point Park. You don’t expect that to be the norm as Scruggs and company are a tough, gritty group 

IU Kokomo – Deshaun Hampton and Trequan Spivey lost to IU East in the Title game a year ago. Expect them to have a big tournament as they try and get this team back to the NAIA National Tournament. 

 

UPSET SPECIAL: 

Point Park – They survived the 1st round and now they hit the road tonight to face Asbury.

Quarterfinal Game Notes:

No. 1 Point Park (Pa.) at No. 2 Asbury (Ky.), 7:30 p.m. — Watch Live I  Live Stats

No regular season matchup.

Leander Ridgeway and company will look to protect home court tonight and move just one win away from the NAIA National Tournament. Point Park has other plans though as they roll into town after a 1st round bye.

 

No. 5 Rio Grande at No. 4 Midway (Ky.), 7 p.m. — Watch Live I  Live Stats

No regular season matchup.

This game will be between three of the four scorers in the River States as Donnie Miller of Midway leads the league in scoring,  Kwon Evans of Midway sits 3rd in scoring and Miki Tadic sits 4th in the league in scoring.  

No. 9 IU Kokomo at No. 7 WVU Tech, 7:30 p.m. — Watch Live I  Live Stats

No regular season matchup.

A matchup of two of the better teams in the River States Conference. Kokomo lost in the title game last year and has plans to win it this season. WVU Tech is coming off the bye, but gets to host a very good Kokomo team.

 

No. 11 Alice Lloyd at No. 10 Carlow (Pa.), 8 p.m.  — Watch Live I  Live Stats

No regular season matchup.

Alice Lloyd was able to knock off Brescia in Round 1. They now hit the road to face Carlow. If they can pull out another win, they will of moved to just 1 win away from a trip to the NAIA National Tournament.

OTHER NOTES:

RSC Tournament Page

– The River States Conference decided to not count regular season conference games this season. Instead teams played whatever games they could get in that were on the schedule and the league did a random draw for seeding.

– The River States Conference is a (2) bid league. Both teams that make it to the tournament championship game will qualify for the NAIA National Tournament.

– Best Quarterfinal Round Matchup: #9 IU Kokomo @ #7 WVU Tech.

– Our Pick To Win It:  Rio Grande – Our pick to win the RSC Tournament won their opening round game over IU Southeast! They travel to Midway tonight to try and keep their National Tournament birth alive!

 

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