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Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament – Championship Game

Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament – Championship Game

By naiahoopsreport_admin February 27, 2021 0 Comments

2021 AAC Conference Tournament Bracket

Opening Round

February 20th

No. 5 Milligan def. No. 12 St. Andrews, 83-81 (OT)

No. 6 Montreat def. No. 11 Truett McConnell, 88-79

No. 7 Union def. No. 10 Bryan, 95-73

No. 8 Kentucky Christian def. No. 9 Bluefield, 87-75

Quarterfinals

February 25th – (Kingsport, KY)

No. 1 Reinhardt def No. 8 Kentucky Christian 73-70

No. 4 Tennessee Wesleyan def No. 5 Milligan 88-81

No. 7 Union def No. 2 Point 85-71

No. 6 Montreat def. No. 3 Columbia International 94-83 

Semifinals

February 26th –(Kingsport, KY)

No. 1 Reinhardt vs #4 Tennessee Wesleyan 79-53

No. 6 Montreat vs # 7 Union 85-80

 

Finals

February 27th – (Kingsport, KY)

#4 Tennessee Wesleyan vs #7 Union 1pm ET

WATCH LIVE

League Notes:

The top seed:  Reinhardt (18-7, 13-6)
NAIA Locks:  None
NAIA Bubble Teams:   None
Best chances to win this tournament:   Tennessee Wesleyan or Union
Possible sleeper:    Union (9-9, 8-8)

KEY PLAYERS:

Markell Turner 6’2 Soph – Union: 27.3ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.2apg

– 35pts, 9assists and 5 rebounds in opening round win over Bryan

– 34pts, 5rebs, 4asst in quarterfinal win over Point.

 – 32pts, 4assts in the Semifinal win over Montreat.

Bryant Bernard 6’0 Senior – TN Wesleyan 21.9ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.3apg

– 17pts, 3rebs, 4assts in quarterfinal win over Milligan

– 23pts in the Semifinal win against Reinhardt.

KEY TEAMS:

#1 Reinhardt – Lost in the AAC Semi’s to Tennessee Wesleyan

#2 Point – Lost in the AAC Quarterfinals to Union.

#3 Columbia International – Lost in the AAC Quarterfinals to Montreat.

 

UPSET SPECIAL: 

#7 Union – In the AAC Title Game today!!!

AAC Championship Game Notes:

#4 Tennessee Wesleyan vs #7 Union 1pm ET WATCH LIVE

Union is playing their best basketball of the season behind AAC POY Markell Turner. This Union team has won 7 straight AAC Tournament Titles and will look to make it 8-straight this afternoon. Standing in their way is a HOT Tennessee Wesleyan team. It’s crazy to think that the last time Union didn’t win the AAC Tournament it was won by Tennessee Wesleyan. That means it’s going to be 9 straight years where Union or Tennessee Wesleyan won the AAC Tournament. Looking forward to the matchup between Bryant Bernard and Markell Turner today. Two guards who can really fill it up! A National Tournament bid on the line for both of these teams today!

OTHER NOTES:

AAC Tournament Page

The last team, outside of the Union Bulldogs to win the AAC Tourney? – Tennessee Wesleyan in 2013-14

AAC has (2) auto-bids: The AAC Tournament Champion and the 2nd team will be selected by the AAC Committee

Our Pick To Win It:  Reinhardt – Got eliminated in Semifinals. 

 

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