Former SMU guard Brian Bernardi is now down to two in the transfer process according to a report from CSN Washington’s Daniel Martin. Bernardi, a native of New York City, is still looking at Hofstra and Fairfield as possible transfer destinations according to the report from Martin.
The freshman guard was previously interested in George Washington and Dayton before settling on his final two schools of interest. Bernardi was scheduled to visit Hofstra on July 4th and Fairfield on July 5th according to the New York Post’s Zach Braziller, so the sharpshooter cutting his list to those two schools after those scheduled visits makes some sense.
Bernardi averaged 3.5 points per game in only 11.5 minutes a game for SMU during his freshman season, but did shoot 42 percent from beyond the arc. After sitting out a redshirt year due to the transfer, Bernardi will have three years of eligibility remaining.
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Monmouth used a 17-2 run in the final minutes to beat Rider on Friday night, a win that will keep the Hawks within striking distance of the kind of an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament should they fall in the MAAC tourney.
The run was capped by star point guard Justin Robinson, who buried this three with three seconds left to put Monmouth up for good, 79-78:
Allonzo Trier scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half and Parker Jackson-Cartwright scored 16 points in his second career start as No. 17 Arizona knocked off UCLA, 81-75, in Tucson on Friday night.
UCLA was up by as much as 11 points in the first half and took a ten point lead into half time, but in the second half, the Bruins were eventually done in by foul trouble and the stronger front line of the Wildcats.
Ryan Anderson and Kaleb Tarczewski were dominant down the stretch. The duo combined to score 12 of the last 23 point for the Wildcats, including the bucket that put the Wildcats ahead for the first time since early in the first half. Off of a missed free throw, UCLA’s Thomas Welsh battled with Tarczewski for the rebound, but when Welsh finally seemed to gain control of the loose ball, Anderson knocked it out of his hands and bullied through Jonah Bolden for a layup.
All told, those two combined for 20 points and 27 boards, seven of which were offensive. They also managed to foul out both Welsh and Tony Parker, although some of the calls that went against UCLA down the stretch were questionable.
The win keeps Arizona within a game of first place Oregon in the Pac-12 standings and tied for second with No. 23 USC, who will be visiting the McKale Center on Sunday night.