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Fab Four Preview Road To Muni Podcast

We are down to the final three games of the season as College of Idaho, Ottawa (AZ), Georgetown and Indiana Tech make up your NAIA Fab Four teams and tipoff on Saturday! In this episode, Junior and Pat dive deeper into the games, the paths of each team and more! — Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/naia-hoops-report/support

The Bracket

Seeding

  1. Union (22-8 overall, 20-4 AAC)
  2. Montreat (19-8 overall, 17-7 AAC)
  3. Reinhardt (20-10 overall, 17-7 AAC)
  4. Bryan (18-10 overall, 15-9 AAC)
  5. Truett McConnell (18-11 overall, 14-10 AAC)
  6. Columbia International (18-11 overall, 14-10 AAC)
  7. Tennessee Wesleyan (17-11, 14-10 AAC)
  8. Bluefield (16-12 overall, 14-10 AAC)
  9. Point (15-15 overall, 11-13)AAC)
  10. Kentucky Christian (6-22 overall, 6-18 AAC)
  11. Johnson (8-20 overall, 6-18 AAC)
  12. Milligan (6-21, 5-19 AAC)
  13. St. Andrews (3-25 overall, 3-21 AAC)

Tournament Schedule


Monday, Feb. 21
Game 1 –
 No. 13 St. Andrews (3-25) at No. 4 Bryan (18-10), 5:30 p.m. ET – Watch Live
Game 2 – No. 12 Milligan (6-21) at No. 5 Truett McConnell (18-11), 7:30 p.m. ET – Watch Live
Game 3 – No. 11 Johnson (8-20) at No. 6 Columbia International (18-11), 7 p.m. ET – Watch Live
Game 4 – No. 10 Kentucky Christian (6-22) at No. 7 Tennessee Wesleyan (17-11), 7:30 p.m. ET – Watch Live
Game 5 – No. 9 Point (15-15) at No. 8 Bluefield (16-12), 6 p.m. ET – Watch Live

Thursday, Feb. 24 – in Kingsport, Tenn.
Game 6 –
 Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner, 8:30 a.m.
Game 7 –
 No. 1 Union (22-8) vs. Game 5 Winner, 10:15 a.m.
Game 8 – No. 2 Montreat (19-8) vs. Game 4 Winner, 3:30 p.m.
Game 9 – No. 3 Reinhardt (20-10) vs. Game 3 Winner, 5:15 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 25 – in Kingsport, Tenn
Game 10 –
 Game 6 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner, 2 p.m.
Game 11 – Game 8 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner, 4 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 26 – in Kingsport, Tenn.
Game 12 – Championship Game –
 Game 10 Winner vs. Game 11 Winner, 1 p.m.


Tournament Favorite

Union – They have won 8 straight AAC Tournaments, they go for #9 this week! They also ran away with their 8th straight AAC Regular Season Championship. Finishing 3 games up on 2nd place.

Players To Watch

Markell Turner, Union – Reigning AAC Player of the Year. 5th in scoring this season at 21.4ppg. He is also 2nd in assists at 5.1apg. The do it all guard was a 1st team All-American last season.

Noah Dunn, Montreat – The 6’4, 240lb Dunn has been a real force in the AAC once again this season. 3rd in the AAC in scoring at 21.9ppg.

Andre Silva, Union – The Sophomore has been a real force defensively and on the glass. Leads the AAC in rpg at 11.1.

Coby Jones, Johnson (TN) – AAC Leading Scorer at 24.5ppg

Kristian Collins, Reinhardt – One of the better Forwards in the AAC. Averages 13.5ppg, 4.5rpg.

Jermiah Jenkins, Bluefield – 4th in the AAC in scoring at 21.6ppg.

Brandon Thomas, Bryan – Been a staple for Bryan the past few years. Very underrated player. 7th in the AAC in scoring, 5th in Rebounds and 2nd in FG%.

Corey Bowen, Point – 12th in the AAC in scoring at 14.9ppg.

Lorenzo Freeman Jr, Point – 13th in the AAC in scoring at 14.3ppg.

Ty Patterson, TN Wesleyan – Another 6’4 260lb player in this league that is a force. Averaging 13.7ppg

Bryan Bernard, TN Wesleyan – One of the best two way players in the AAC. He’s top 15 in the AAC in ppg, apg and spg!

Darrian Oates, CIU – 10th in the AAC in scoring.

Isaac Clay, St Andrews – 2nd leading scorer in the AAC at 22.8ppg. Has 10, 30+pt games on the season.

Underdog Team To Win AAC Tournament

Reinhardt – Winners of 7 of their last 8 games. Only loss in that stretch was a 4pt loss to Union. They have the veteran leadership and toughness to win the AAC Tournament.

Tennessee Wesleyan – Limping into the tournament a bit as they lost 3 of their last 5 games. However, this Bulldog team was once RV in the NAIA Top 25 and were a Top 3 team in the AAC for most of the season. They are the 7-seed, but a team to keep an eye on to make a run!


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