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American Midwest Conference Tournament – Championship Preview

American Midwest Conference Tournament – Championship Preview

By naiahoopsreport_admin March 2, 2021 0 Comments

2021 AMC Conference Tournament Bracket

Play In Game

February 23rd

#9 Harris-Stowe St at #8 William Woods 70-40

Quarterfinals

February 25th

#8 William Woods lost to #1 Lyon 63-51
 

#5 Williams Baptist lost to #4 Columbia 81-70

#6 Hannibal-LaGrange lost to #3 Missouri Baptist 57-38

#7 UHSP lost to #2 Central Baptist  89-55

Semifinals

February 27th

 (1) Lyon vs. (4) Columbia 73-70 (OT)

 

 (3) Missouri Baptist vs. (2) Central Baptist  66-61

 

Finals

March 2nd

(4) Columbia @ (2) Central Baptist  7pm Live Video

 

 

League Notes:

The top seed:  Lyon (10-4,8-2)
NAIA Locks:  None
NAIA Bubble Teams:   None
Best chances to win this tournament: Lyon (10-4, 8-2), Central Baptist (16-6, 11-3)
Possible sleeper:  Columbia (15-6, 9-4)

KEY PLAYERS:

Tony Burks – Columbia: 18.3ppg, 5.8rpg

– 19pts, 10rebs in win over Williams Baptist.

– 12pts, 8rebs in Semifinal win over Lyon

Jack Fritsche – Columbia: 10.26, 5.0rpg

Leading the Tournament in PPG at 16.5

– 17pts, 5rebs in QF win over Williams Baptist

– 16pts, 5rebs in Semifinal win over Lyon.

 

 

Tedrick Wolfe – Central Baptist: 14.8ppg, 5.1rpg

– 15pts, 7rebs in quarterfinal win over USHP

– 16pts, 8rebs in Semifinal win over MoBap

Zach Hudson – Central Baptist: 12.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.8apg

– 14pts, 6rebs, 4assts in QF win over UHSP

– 18pts, 9rebs in Semifinal win over MoBap

 

KEY TEAMS:

#1 Lyon – Eliminated in Semifinals

#2 Central Baptist – Rolled to a 89-55 win over UHSP in the quarterfinals. Host rival Missouri Baptist today in Semi’s.

 

 

UPSET SPECIAL: 

#4 Columbia – Got the win over Williams Baptist in the Quarterfinals. Have a tough road contest today against Regular Season AMC Champs, Lyon.

Championship Game Notes:

(4) Columbia @ (2) Central Baptist  7pm Live Video

Regular season series tied 1-1

This is our pick to win the tournament (CBC) vs our Upset Special team in (Columbia). While Columbia lost at home 10 days ago to CBC by 18, they did beat CBC in OT at CBC earlier in season. While the 18pt win may put some confidence into CBC going into this game, don’t count out this Columbia team. When their defense is clicking and getting stops they are able to limit teams and win games. Tonight they will have to do a better job at limiting easy buckets for CBC. This is a big game tonight as both teams need a win to get into the NAIA National Tournament. 

 

OTHER NOTES:

AMC Tournament Page

– The team with the most AMC Tournament Titles? – Columbia (10)

– Of The Top 4 seeds, Lyon is the only one to not have won a AMC Tournament Title in the past. Central Baptist -2019, Columbia -2018, Missouri Baptist 2005.

– AMC has (1) auto-bids: The AMC Tournament Champion 

Our Pick To Win It:  Central Baptist – Ultimately, they have the best talent in the league. They should be really motivated after losing the final game of the season to cost them the AMC Title and they should have some extra motivation coming off of last seasons loss in the AMC Title game.

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