DECEMBER 10TH, 2016
DECEMBER 10TH UPDATE
ACC DIVISION HEADLINES:
Duke Gets Off To Hot Start & Holds On To Beat Virginia 27-18
Tyler Olson Scores Final 4 Points of the Game Including Overtime To Lead North Carolina Over Notre Dame 28-26
Syracuse Behind the Dominant Play of Tanner Dye and Charlie Grund Secure #1 Seed in Win Over Louisville
ACC DIVISION RECAPS:
Duke Over Virginia 27-18: A balanced attack from Duke and a hot start proved too much for Virginia. CJ Dannegger and Jake Zordani each scored hoops giving Duke a 14-4 early lead. Virginia behind Miles Badal and Anthony Boenzi cut the halftime deficit to 4 points after a 6-0 run. Duke's David Stelle broke the 6-0 run with the first basket of the 2nd half and an impressive 3 point play from Daniel Culp gave Duke a commanding 19-10 lead. Anthony Boenzi drilled a deep shot to cut the score to 23-16 but Carter Davis hit a jumper of his own to seal the win for Duke and a semifinal matchup with Louisville.
North Carolina Defeats Notre Dame 28-26 in overtime
The game of the day featured a tremendous game between UNC & Notre Dame. Tyler Olsen hit the first four points of the game and the final four points. Cooper Kaczmarek and Anthony Bukowski hit several shots early to keep Notre Dame in the game and a bucket from Lucas Hovinen of Notre Dame gave them a 16-14 halftime lead. Anthony Bukowski hit a shot for Notre Dame to begin the 2nd half and then North Carolina took over. Ian Schmeltzer made a sweet pass to Josh Meltzer to tie the game at 18. Carson Hamblin was all over the floor offensively and defensively for UNC and hit a shot to give the TarHeels a 20-18 lead. Before Notre Dame could get themselves together a 10-0 run gave UNC a 24-18 lead. It now became Notre Dame's turn to go on a run. Lucas Hovinen sparked the run to cut the lead to two points and Rowan Yarberry hit a tough shot to tie the game. Hovinen continued his hot streak drilling a free throw for a two point lead with just over a minute to play. However, this all set up for Tyler Olsen to be the hero as he stole the ball and scored to tie the game with 10 seconds to play. The game went to sudden death overtime where Olsen hit a tough running shot while also being fouled to win the most exciting game of the day. UNC will take on Syracuse in the Semifinals.
Syracuse Knocks Off Louisville 30-14
In a game to secure the #1 seed, the combination of Tanner Dye and Charlie Grund proved to be too much. Grund and Alex Hinojosa helped the Cuse to a 12-2 lead early. Louisville's leader Brady Hendon and Collin Gardner made a charge to keep Louisvlle close at 12-6. Louisville's Grace Miller hit a shot trying to instill some momentum for the Cardinals. However, with the score 18-8, Tanner Dye took over and scored 6 straight points to give the Cuse a commanding 16 point lead that they maintained to the final buzzer. Notre Dame and Virginia will play in the consolation game while Syracuse will take on UNC in the semifinals. Louisville will take on up and coming Duke in the other semifinal game with the winners meeting on Championship Saturday at the Kits Sports Center.
Weekend Warriors: Daniel Culp, Jake Zordani, Josh Meltzer, Anthony Bukowski, Lucas Hovinen, Charlie Grund Alex Hinojosa, Landon Hultman, Nathan Bish, Grace Miller, Holten Densmore
Player of the Week: Tyler Olsen
BIG 10 HEADLINES:
AJ Foley the Difference Maker Late as Michigan Holds Off Wisconsin in 32-30 Barnburner
Ethan Smith Leads Indiana From Behind n 30-21 Victory over Michigan St
Northwestern Secures Bye Into Championship Game With Dominating Defensive Performance over Illinois
BIG 10 RECAPS:
Michigan Nips Wisconsin 32-30: In a game that was close throughout both teams displayed balanced scoring. Wisconsin's Brady Anderson and Michigan's Christopher Change exchanged hoops as both teams mustered 8 points in the early part of the game. Shiv Shani gave Michigan a 12-8 lead and Michigan seemingly had mommentum when Dylan Fogelsong led an 8-0 run with six of the eight points. Reid Pfeiffer scored as well and Wisconsin had a 16-12 lead. Shiv Shani continued to score big buckets and kept Michigan in the game and the score was 20-18 at half. The 2nd half became a more defensive battle with both teams struggling to score, but AJ Foley got hot to steal back the momentum for Michigan hitting two big shots and the game was tied up at 24-24. Shani put Michigan ahead and Eric Troutman closed out the 10-0 run. Wisconsin would not give in and scored quickly to cut the lead to 30-26. However, Foley hit another big shot which was just enough to hold off a furious run by Dylan Fogelsong in a 32-30 victory. Michigan will take on Indiana in the Semifinals next Saturday at Kits!
Indiana Overcomes Michigan St 30-21
Another close, competitive game throughout that saw several lead changes early. Treveor McGowan gave Indiana a 6-2 lead early. However Gabe Schwartz consistently kept his team afloat and hit a shot to cut the lead to one at 10-9. Ryan Redd and Cameron Crew scored baskets and Michigan St held on to a slim 17-16 lead at the half. Colin Feczco scored the first basket of the 2nd half for MSU, but it was Ethan Smith's time to shine. Smith scored 6 consecutive points to seize the lead for Indiana. Consective buckets from Cash Kaczmarek and Trevor McGowan completed the 6-0 run. The defense of Indiana clamped down on MSU the rest of the way holding them to only 4 points in the 2nd half en route to a 30-21 victory and Semifinal Appearance.
Northwestern Dominates Illinois
Illinois hit a few jump shots early as Chase Mendygral and Kain Kretschmar connected from outside. However, Northwestern continued to force jumpers and Illinois could not convert enough shots to hang in with the #1 seed northwestern. A balanced attack from Northwestern opened the game up as all players hit the scoring column for Northwestern. Colin Chung and Tyler Reed attacked the hoop, the help side defense of Henry Culp and rebounding of Emerson Larson secured a bye into the Championship next Saturday at Kits Sports Center.
Weekend Warriors: Emerson Larson, Colin Chung, Christopher Chang, Wyatt Jones, Brady Anderson, Charlie Connolly, Cash Kaczmarek, Gabe Schwartz, Zach Dannegger, Kain Kretschmar, William Li
Player of the Week: Ethan Smith
DECEMBER 3RD, 2016
Big 10 Division:
Reid Pfeiffer's Hot Start Helps Dylan Fogelsong Lead Wisconsin Past Michigan St 31-21
Cooper Olson's Clutch Free Throw Gives Indiana 27-26 Win Over Illinois In Nailbiter
Henry Culp Proves To Be Too Much On The Boards and Northwestern Stays Undefeated in 28-22Win Over Michigan
Weekend Warriors:Noah Shabaan, Henry Culp, AJ Foley, Micah Hall, Cooper Olson
Player of the Week: Dylan Fogelsong
Virginia Behind a Balanced Attack Holds off North Carolina 22-14
Notre Dame Knocks Louisville From Undefeated Season in 15-14 Barnburner
Tanner Dye's Monster Night Leads Syracuse to 30-21 Victory over Duke
Weekend Warriors: Carter Benson, Sam Weibel, Cooper Kaczmarek, Brock Rubicz,Carson Hamblin
Player of the Week: Tanner Dye
The Playoffs Begin December 10th at the Kits Sports Center - Do not Miss the Action!