2021 The Sun Conference Tournament Bracket
#8 Southeastern lost to #1 Warner 79-57
#5 Thomas lost to #4 St Thomas 65-57
#6 Coastal Georgia lost to #3 Keiser 87-73
#7 Florida Memorial lost to #2 Ave Maria 75-64
The top seed: #23 Warner
NAIA Locks: Clinched: Warner
NAIA Bubble Teams: None
Best chances to win this tournament: Warner, Ave Maria, Keiser
Possible sleeper: St Thomas
CoreVon Lott 6’1 – Keiser: 19ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.9apg
– 24pts in opening round win
Fernando Salsamendi 6’5 – Ave Maria 17ppg, 7.9rpg
– 8pts, 4rebs in opening round win
Rod Boggan 6’0 – Warner 17.4ppg, 5.9rpg, 3.3apg
– 19pts, 9rebs, 4assts in opening round win
#1 Warner – Rolled in their opening round win against Southeaster. Will face 5th-seeded St Thomas tonight in the Semifinals.
#2 Ave Maria – Knocked off Florida Memorial in opening round. Will play Keiser in The Sun Conf. Semifinals.
#3 Keiser – Beat Coastal Georgia in opening round. Play Ave Maria tonight in the Semifinals.
#4 St Thomas – Beat Thomas U in the opening round. Set to play Top seed Warner this evening.
Semifinal Game Notes:
#5 St Thomas vs #1 Warner 5pm ET
Season series tied 1-1
St Thomas has won 5 of their last 6 games and are playing their best basketball of the year. Warner won The Sun Conference and looked very motivated in the opening round win.
#3 Keiser vs #2 Ave Maria 7:30pm ET
Ave Maria 2-1
These two faced off 6 days ago with Keiser walking away with a 3pt win. CoreVon Lott and Fernando Salsamendi highlight this game and while Keiser has won 6 of their last 7 games though and are looking really tough.
The Sun Conference has (2) auto-bids: The TSC Regular Season Champ: Warner and TSC Tournament Champ/2nd place regular season if Warner wins tournament as well.
Best Semifinal Matchup: #3 Keiser vs #2 Ave Maria.
Our Pick To Win It: Keiser – We love the way this team is playing right now. Coach Bryant has the Eagles playing with a lot of confidence right now. Pair that with TSC leading scorer CoreVon Lott and you have a team that is ready to strike gold!
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