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River States Conference Tournament – Championship Preview

River States Conference Tournament – Championship Preview

By naiahoopsreport_admin March 2, 2021 0 Comments

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. 5 Rio Grande (Ohio) def. No. 1 Point Park (Pa.), 74-61 —  Box Score 


No. 7 WVU Tech def. No. 11 Alice Lloyd (Ky.), 82-68 — 
Box Score

Finals

March 2nd

No. 5 Rio Grande (Ohio) at No. 7 WVU Tech, 7:30 p.m. — Watch Live I  Live Stats

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)
Possible sleeper:  Point Park (7-8)

KEY PLAYERS:

Tamon Scruggs – WVU Tech: 15.33ppg, 6.1rpg

– The top scorer remaining in the RSC Tournament.

Juvante Hayes – WVU Tech: 13.1ppg

– Having a god tournament for WVU Tech

 

Shiloh Blevins – Rio Grande: 16.9ppg, 6.7rpg

-RSC Player of the Year

 

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

-RSC Newcomer of the Year

– Hasn’t played since 1st round

 

KEY TEAMS:

Rio Grande –  Rio has beaten IU Southeast, Midway and Point Park. Qualified for the NAIA National Tournament and will play tonight for the RSC Title

WVU Tech – After a 1st round bye, WVU Tech knocked off IU Kokomo. Knocked off Alice Lloyd to punch ticket to NAIA National Tournament and to play in RSC Title game.

IU Kokomo – Eliminated by WVU Tech.

 

UPSET SPECIAL: 

Point Park – Eliminated in semifinals

Championship Game Notes:

No. 5 Rio Grande (Ohio) at No. 7 WVU Tech, 7:30 p.m. — Watch Live I  Live Stats

Rio Grande 1-0

The last time these two teams played, we had one of the best endings of the year in the NAIA with a Rio tip dunk to end the game with no time left on the clock. Rio has been able to find ways to win in the tournament despite not having leading scorer Miki Tadic the last two games. Both teams are well coached and have now qualified for the NAIA National Tournament. While they both qualified already, you can bet that both coaches will still have their guys ready in this game!

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 Rio Grande and WVU Tech have qualified for 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!

 

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