Home » Conference Notes » Currently Reading:

Mid-Continent Quarterfinals Preview

March 11, 2004 Conference Notes No Comments




Mid-Continent Conference Quarterfinals Preview

Preview by Matthew Moll

(1) Valparaiso vs (8) Oakland
Valparaiso defeated Oakland in both contests this season. Valparaiso is currently on a 12 game not losing ever streak to Oakland who has been unable to beat the Mid-Con champs in every try. Valpo is looking for their eight Mid-Con tournament championship. The X factor? Oakland was supposed to be number-one, now they have the chance to beat number-one. Oakland’s Mike Helm is their leader and will be the difference in the game. Mike Helms and Co. will have to hope that 13 is their lucky number.

(2) IUPUI vs (7) Southern Utah
The two split regular season battles each winning on the other’s home floor. If Southern Utah wants the upset they will have to use hold Bradley in check and hope the Jags struggle to shoot as they did in the Jan. 17 win. Southern Utah will have to depend on their range and quickness, but cannot compete with IUPUI ‘s athleticism.

(3) Centenary vs (6) Chicago State
Team Feel-Good-Story-of-the-Year split the season series with the Gents. Centenary lost to the Cougars in their last regular season game. The key for Kevin Jones’ men is to force the Gentlemen to not mind their elders (the Wiz) and force other people to score. The Wiz is the only player on the team to average double-digits. Expect the trio of Franklin, Weeden ,and Perry to get theirs, but if State wants to win this game and games after 7’1″ baby baller Jeleel Ankindele will need to swat more shots. Last time these two teams played Ankindele welcomed the Gentlemen to his block party sending back five shots.

(4) Oral Roberts vs (5) UMKC
The two split regular season match-ups, each winning on the other’s home floor. UMKC is the host school and should have the crowd on their side, but Michael Watson will need to try to match the scoring power of the Infant Eagles. Johnathon Bluit leads the Mid-Con in assists and will be looking to hand dimes out to his young buddies. Nation meet King Tutt.

Comment on this Article:







Like Hoopville on Facebook

Advertisement


Your Phil of Hoops

Saturday Notes – February 6, 2016

February 7, 2016 by

author_kasiecki

It was a full day of action, one that included two top teams going down in a rarity. Also, a number of other teams suffered a loss that could be a critical blow to their NCAA Tournament at-large hopes.

Saturday Notes – January 30, 2016

January 31, 2016 by

author_kasiecki

In the midst of conference season, a non-conference set of games took center stage. They were far from alone in the important games of the day, though, and we take a look at notes from many of those games.

Saturday Notes – January 23, 2016

January 24, 2016 by

author_kasiecki

A number of games were pushed to another day by a storm on the east coast, but we had plenty of noteworthy games all the same on Saturday.

Hoopville Archives

Phil Kasiecki on Twitter

Recruiting Coverage

2015 Boston Back to School Showcase recap

September 18, 2015 by

hoopguy-cyan

The Boston Back to School Showcase gave high school teams from three states and north of the border a chance for a couple of early games. We take a look back at the day and a few who stood out.

2015 Hoopville Spring Finale Notes

June 30, 2015 by

hoopguy-divisionII

We look back at more from the 2015 Hoopville Spring Finale, where some of the championship games were worth the price of admission.

A big championship day for a local program at the Hoopville Spring Finale

June 23, 2015 by

hoopguy-yellow

The 2015 Hoopville Spring Finale saw a number of good championship games on Sunday to close it out, and we start our look back with a look at those games.

Player highlights from Mass Elite and Boston Warriors college showcase

June 4, 2015 by

hoopguy-cyan

Two big programs, Mass Elite and the Boston Warriors, got together once again on a college showcase for many of their high school players. We look at some who stood out on the evening.

2015 Massachusetts AAU Tournament notes

June 3, 2015 by

author_kasiecki

Massachusetts held its AAU championship rounds in a few age groups and its entire tournament for the oldest age group this weekend. We take a look at some of Sunday’s action in Foxboro.

Coaching Changes and NBA Draft Early Entrants

The coaching carousel is moving. Keep track of the latest coaching changes right here on Hoopville.

Also, keep track of players who have declared early for the NBA Draft.

College Basketball Tonight

We hope you enjoyed listening to COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT, a comprehensive look at the NCAA Tournament hosted by veteran college basketball broadcaster Ted Sarandis, joined by former St. John's and George Washington head coach Mike Jarvis, former Fairfield head coach Terry O'Connor and many great guests, including Hoopville's own Phil Kasiecki.

Here are links to the shows:

March 15, 2015 - First hour | Second hour

March 22, 2015 - First hour | Second hour

March 29, 2015 - First hour | Second hour

April 5, 2015 - First hour | Second hour | Third hour