Haven’t done one of these in awhile but there’s lots going on today at Hartman Arena in Park City – the women’s quarterfinals were last night. I’ve seen about 20 4-year schools here so far, most noticeable being South Carolina and Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford. Here are the matchups for your Selection Sunday – I’ll update with scores and some stats as the games are finished:
Barton 68, Coffeyville 64 FINAL
Huge upset by Barton. Coffeyville top-seeded team in Region VI and No. 5 in nation falls. Barton’s Algie Key leads his team with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Somehow or another, Barton coach Craig Fletchall always figures out a way to be in the mix this time of year. Coffeyville’s Charles Hammork, the Jayhawk East MVP, finished with just 4 points on 2-12 shooting – including 0 for 5 on 3s.
Cowley 61, Hutchinson 52 FINAL
Score tied 23-23 at halftime – Hutch had big lead in first half but let it slip away. Blue Dragons had chance to tie it late in second half from free-throw line but missed them both. Great defensive effort by the Tigers – specifically 6-5, 245-pound forward Gavin Brown.
Cloud 70, Independence 68 FINAL
Cloud’s Richard Carter hits game-winner with 5 seconds left. Nice little pull-up J from the free-throw line. Indy went nuclear in second-half w/ a stretch that included two technicals and an intentional foul.
Seward 70, Dodge City 65 FINAL