Skyhawks squash a 1st-round ‘bug’

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Skyhawks squash a 1st-round ‘bug’

Adams State has no defense for Fort Lewis’ red-hot offense
South Central Region

Division II College Basketball

NCAA Tournament

March 16-April 7

South Central Regional

March 16-19

Denver

First Round

South Central Region Quarterfinals

Saturday, March 16

No. 2 St. Mary’s 75, No. 7 Cameron 57

No. 3 Fort Lewis 95, No. 6 Adams State 73

No. 1 Metro State 76, No. 8 Tarleton State 65

No. 4 Midwestern State 81, No. 5 Newman 60

Second Round

South Central Region Semifinals

Sunday, March 17

No. 2 St. Mary’s (22-7) vs. No. 3 Fort Lewis (22-7), 5 p.m. (KIUP 930 AM)

No. 4 Midwestern State (22-8) at No. 1 Metro State (28-2), 7:30 p.m.

Third Round

South Central Region Championship

Monday, March 19

Metro State-Midwestern State winner vs. St. Mary’s-Fort Lewis winner, TBA

Women’s Regional

Division II College Basketball

NCAA Tournament

March 15-March 29

South Central Regional

March 15-18

Grand Junction

First Round

South Central Region Quarterfinals

Friday, March 15

No. 1 Colorado Mesa 74, No. 8 Fort Lewis 48

No. 2 Midwestern State 91, No. 7 Tarleton State 78

No. 4 Texas-Permian Basin 70, No. 5 Abilene Christian 68

No. 6 Metro State 58, No. 3 St. Mary’s 55

Second Round

South Central Region Semifinals

Saturday, March 16

No. 2 Midwestern State 66, No. 6 Metro State 52

No. 1 Colorado Mesa 78, No. 4 Texas-Permian Basin 68

Third Round

South Central Region Championship

Sunday, March 18

No. 2 Midwestern State (26-5) at No. 1 Colorado Mesa (30-1), 7 p.m.



Durango Herald

Skyhawks squash a 1st-round ‘bug’

Marcus Ayala and Fort Lewis College gave Adams State star Kaimyn Pruitt fits all day long by constantly hounding the player with a smaller, quicker defense. Ayala had a well-balanced game, and Pruitt scored 21 points but was hounded into seven of the Grizzlies’ 23 turnovers.
Compared to the RMAC Shootout, the basket got bigger for Nick Tomsick in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday in Denver. “The rim felt pretty good (Saturday). The last few games at Metro it’s been really small, so it was good that it kind of opened up (Saturday),” Tomsick said.
Nick Tomsick, who played his high school basketball just north of Denver at Bloomfield, finished 11 of 17 from the floor, 4 of 6 from 3 and 1 of 2 from the free throw line for a game-high 27 points in the Skyhawks’ 95-73 rout of Adams State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday in Denver.
Torrey Udall and the Skyhawks attacked a tight defense off the dribble to the tune of a 48-36 advantage in points in the paint. They shot 62.7 percent from the floor in their 95-73 victory, the fifth-best shooting performance in school history.
Wes McKenzie and the Fort Lewis College Skyhawks liked their view at the rim all day long Saturday in Denver. They shot 62.7 percent from the floor, 50 percent from 3 and 66.7 percent from the line in a blowout victory in the first round of the South Central Regional.
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