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The Sun Conference Tournament – Semifinal Preview

The Sun Conference Tournament – Semifinal Preview

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2021 The Sun Conference Tournament Bracket

Quarterfinals

February 23rd

WATCH LIVE

#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

Semifinals

February 26th – Lake Wales, FL

WATCH LIVE

 #5 St Thomas vs #1 Warner 5pm ET

#3 Keiser vs #2 Ave Maria 7:30pm ET

Finals

February 27th

 

League Notes:

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

KEY PLAYERS:

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

 

KEY TEAMS:

#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.

 

UPSET SPECIAL: 

#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.

OTHER NOTES:

The Sun Conference Tournament Page

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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