Richmond advances; Temple and Xavier fall

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Third Round – NCAA Tournament

Richmond 65, Morehead State 48
DENVER, Colo. – Justin Harper poured in a game-high 19 points and 12th-seeded Richmond led wire-to-wire in punching its first Sweet 16 ticket since 1988, beating 13th-seeded Morehead State, 65-48, Saturday in an NCAA Third Round game in Denver, Colo.

Harper did his damage on 9-of-18 shooting from the field, and the senior grabbed six rebounds, dished out two assists and blocked a shot for Richmond, which improved to 29-7 overall and with it its ninth-straight win.

Making its ninth NCAA Tournament appearance in program history and its second-consecutive, Richmond improved to 8-8 in tournament play and makes the Sweet 16 for the second time in school history (1988). The Spiders play the winner of the #1 Kansas versus #9 Illinois game next Friday in a Southwest Regional semifinal in San Antonio.

Read more…HOW SWEET (16) IT IS! Spiders Handle Morehead State, 65-48

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UR’s Geriot finds comfort zone on the outside

Richmond’s Anderson keeps his foot on the pedal

Spiders’ defense a web of confusion

San Diego State 71, Temple 64 (2OT)
TUCSON, Ariz. – Battling through two hard-fought overtime periods, Temple fell to San Diego State, 71-64, in the NCAA Tournament Third Round at the McKale Center on Saturday afternoon. The Owls, who finish the season 26-8, were led by a game-high 17 points from junior guard Ramone Moore and a double-double effort from senior forward Lavoy Allen.

Moore recorded 15 of his 17 points over the first two periods, playing a critical role down the stretch for the Owls. Junior guard Juan Fernandez and sophomore guard Khalif Wyatt each chipped in 14 points. Sophomore forward Rahlir Jefferson pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds, adding five points.

What will be celebrated most by the Owls is the career of Allen, who played in his final game today. Allen, who recorded his 41st career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds, finishes as Temple’s all-time leading rebounder with 1,158.

Read more…Temple Falls In Double-Overtime To San Diego State In NCAA Tournament, 71-64

Temple hasn’t caught ‘Nova yet

One last huddle for Allen

Frustrating end to a good season for the Owls

Photos: Temple-SDSU

March 18, 2011

 

Second Round – NCAA Tournament

Marquette 66, Xavier 55
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Sixth-seeded Xavier fell 66-55 to 11th-seeded Marquette in a second round match-up in the NCAA Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Senior Andrew Taylor had a career-high and team-high 16 points for Xavier.

The Musketeers could not overcome a poor shooting first half and hot shooting from Marquette that lasted the entire game.

Junior Kenny Frease scored 12 points and hauled in five rebounds and senior Danté Jackson finished with 10 points. Senior Jamel McLean led the Musketeers with nine rebounds.

Read more…Xavier Falls 66-55 to Marquette in NCAA Second-Round Action

Musketeers persevered through ups and downs

Factors that led to Xavier’s loss

Marquette upsets Xavier

XU never showed up

3 Responses to "Richmond advances; Temple and Xavier fall"

  1. Smitty   March 21, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Justin Harper led the Spiders in scoring, but I thought it was Dan Geriot who was the star of the game. He absolutely controlled Morehead’s zone. Flash to the foul line and just made great decision after great decision.

  2. Smitty   March 21, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    It is not a good sign when Andrew Taylor leads the Musketeers in scoring.

  3. Casey   March 21, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    The X-Men laid an egg. Let’s see if they can make good on that loss and improve in the off-season.

    Geriot distributing foul line makes a big difference in the Richmond offense. Kansas is going to come out and play man-to-man. That is going to be interesting.

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