The biggest game for the league is Friday at 12:30 pm central time.
Outside of that, the league has done very well in the postseason. To this point MTSU, WKU, UNT, and UTSA all picked up victories.
From last night:
Lyle made amends Wednesday, hitting four 3-pointers in UTSA’s 76-69 victory over Lamar in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament’s first round.
The Roadrunners (20-14) began the matchup shooting poorly, going 8-for-22 from the field. Lyle then caught fire late in the first half, making four straight shots, three of them 3-pointers.
The Mean Green (16-17) secured their first Division I national postseason win and first postseason win since an NAIA tournament win in 1943.
North Texas got seven 3-pointers from sophomore Roosevelt Smart and a career-high four from junior Michael Miller. Smart led the team with 34 points off 7-for-18 from downtown and pulled down seven rebounds.
Michael Miller incredibly added 19 points on 4/5 shooting from beyond the arc. Jorden Duffy added 19. North Texas stuck with a six-man rotation of Smart, Miller, Duffy, Simmons, Woolridge, and Draper. NT shot well from the line, but the real story was how poorly South Dakota shot.
In front of what looked like a very mediocre crowd, Matt Mooney and company shot only 37% from the field including an awful 18.2% from deep. USD made a valiant attempt at a comeback but the 22 poitn deficit was too much.
NIT Bracket is here
Western, as a #4 seed, will be on the road no matter the outcome of their game. The choices will be either Stillwater, OK or Stanford, CA. Middle will either be at home against Mississippi State (if Baylor is upset) or in Waco, TX on the 20-21st of March.