While there were just two NCAA tournament games on the slate tonight, there was plenty of action in the other three postseason tournaments. Below is a recap of the night’s action in the NIT, CIT and CBI.
1. Tulsa 70, William & Mary 67
The Golden Hurricane were one of the teams that entered Selection Sunday with hopes of receiving an at-large bid, but they wound up in the NIT instead. Frank Haith’s team won its opener, with Marquel Curtis making seven of his ten shot attempts and scoring a team-high 22 points. Marcus Thornton led the Tribe with 23 points but Tulsa made him work for those points, as the senior shot 8-for-24 from the field. Next up for Tulsa is Murray State.
2. Murray State 81, UTEP 66
Steve Prohm’s team didn’t allow the disappointment of not getting into the NCAA tournament affect their play Tuesday night, as they took care of UTEP in Murray. Jarvis Williams posted a line of 25 points and 14 rebounds, and T.J. Sapp added 21 to lead the way for Murray State. C.J. Cooper led four UTEP players in double figures with 16 points.
3. Stanford 77, UC Davis 64
The Cardinal rebounded from their Pac-12 tournament quarterfinal loss to Utah with a win over the Aggies in Palo Alto, but UC Davis’ Corey Hawkins went off for the visitors. Hawkins scored 34 points on 12-for-22 shooting from the field, but he didn’t have enough help as no other Aggie scored more than seven points. Stanford was more balanced offensively, with guard Marcus Allen scoring a career-high 22 points on 10-for-12 shooting. Next up for the Cardinal is Rhode Island.
1. Oakland’s Kahlil Felder
Felder was outstanding in a losing effort the the Golden Grizzlies, finishing with 37 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists in a 97-91 loss to Eastern Illinois in the CIT.
3. Murray State’s Jarvis Williams
25 points and 14 rebounds in the Racers’ win over UTEP in the Postseason NIT.
2. Eastern Kentucky’s Corey Walden
In the Colonels’ 81-75 win over Norfolk State (CIT), Walden scored 22 points (7-for-11 FG) while also accounting for five rebounds, eight assists and three steals.
1. UC Davis’ Josh Ritchart
Ritchart shot 2-for-11 from the field in the Aggies’ loss at Stanford, scoring five points.
2. Illinois’ Ahmad Starks
Starks scored five points on 1-for-11 shooting in the Fighting Illini’s loss at Alabama.
3. Montana’s Michael Weisner
Weisner shot 1-for-10 from the field, scoring three points in the Grizzlies’ loss at Texas A&M in the Postseason NIT.
- In the lone CBI game of the night Loyola (IL) held off Rider, 62-59 in Chicago. Milton Doyle tallied 22 points, four rebounds and six assists for the Ramblers.
- Kethan Savage scored 17 points off the bench as George Washington won 60-54 at Pittsburgh in an NIT first round matchup. Next up for the Colonials will be either Temple or Bucknell.
- Alabama, playing its first game without the recently fired Anthony Grant, rolled past Illinois in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide will play their next game at Miami, which held off North Carolina Central 75-71.
- E.C. Matthews and Jared Terrell scored 18 points apiece as Rhode Island beat Iona 88-75 in another Postseason NIT matchup.
- Louisiana Tech advanced in the Postseason NIT, as they beat Central Michigan 89-79. Next up for the Bulldogs is Texas A&M, which took care of Montana.
- A Jacob Schulte layup with 1:06 remaining was the final basket of the game in USC Upstate’s 73-72 win over James Madison in the CIT.
- Bowling Green picked up its 21st win of the season as they won at Saint Francis (PA) in the CIT.