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2010 Hoopville Elite 8 Tournament

by - Published June 25, 2010 in Columns, Featured

(Updated: June 26, 2010, 11:30 p.m.)

Hoopville Elite 8 Invitational

June 25-27, 2010

Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, Boston

Pools – Junior High Ages

12-Under 13-Under
Boston Spartans

Brockton Bulldogs

MABC

Shooting StarsANU Generation (CT)

Boston Spartans

Brockton Bulldogs

Boston Warriors

Greater Boston Lions

Pools – High School Ages

14-Under Pool A 14-Under Pool B 15-Under Pool C 15-Under Pool D
Expressions Elite

ANU Generation

Rhode Island Hawks

Brockton MavericksBoston Spartans

Middletown Bulldogs

GBL Lions

Mass. EvolutionBABC

New York Panthers

Blackstone Valley

Mass. EvolutionExpressions Elite

Rhode Island Hawks

MYCW

16-Under Pool E 16-Under Pool F 17-Under Pool G 17-Under Pool H
BABC

Mount Vernon (NY)

GBL LionsExpressions Elite

Bomb Squad

All For OneLI Lightning (NY)

Montreal United

Metro BostonExpressions Elite

Mount Vernon (NY)

GBL Lions

Note: Home team is listed first and must wear white or light-colored jerseys. Team listed second is the visiting team and must wear dark jerseys. Teams should bring both light- and dark-colored jerseys, or reversible jerseys if they have them.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Fieldhouse Court 1 Fieldhouse Court 2 Fieldhouse Court 3 Fieldhouse Court 4
6:30 PM 13U 4 vs. 5 14A1 vs. A4 16E1 vs. E3
7:45 PM 15D1 vs. D3 16F2 vs. F3 15C3 vs. C1 14B1 vs. B3

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Fieldhouse Court 1 Fieldhouse Court 2 Fieldhouse Court 3 Fieldhouse Court 4
8:30 AM 12U 4 vs. 1 13U 4 vs. 2 12U 2 vs. 3 13U 3 vs. 5
9:45 AM
16F1 vs. F2 15D2 vs. D3
11:00 AM 13U 4 vs. 1 12U 3 vs. 4 14B2 vs. B3 14A4 vs. A2
12:15 PM 15C2 vs. C4 12U 1 vs. 2 17H3 vs. H1 14A3 vs. A1
1:30 PM 15D2 vs. D1 13U 3 vs. 2 16E1 vs. E2 14B2 vs. B4
2:45 PM 14A3 vs. A4 14A1 vs. A2 17G3 vs. G1 14B1 vs. B4
4:00 PM 17H1 vs. H2 15U – C Winners 17G1 vs. G2 13U 1 vs. 2
5:15 PM 16E3 vs. E2 14A3 vs. A2 15U – C Losers 16F3 vs. F1
6:30 PM 17H2 vs. H3 17G3 vs. G2 14B4 vs. B3 14B2 vs. B1
7:45 PM 3rd place E vs. F 2nd place E vs. F 13U 1 vs. 3 14A1 vs. 4th 15C
9:00 PM 3rd place G vs. H 2nd place C vs. D 3rd place C vs. D 2nd place G vs. H

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fieldhouse Court 1 Fieldhouse Court 2
10:00 AM 13U 2 vs. 5
12U 2 vs. 4
11:30 AM 12U 1 vs. 3

Championship Games: All championship games will be played on the main court at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.

9:00 AM 14-Under Championship – Expressions Elite vs. Boston Spartans
10:20 AM 15-Under Championship – BABC vs. Expressions Elite
11:40 AM 16-Under Championship – BABC vs. Expressions Elite
1:00 PM 17-Under Championship – Long Island Lightning vs. Expressions Elite

Tournament Rules and Regulations

  • Play will consist of two halves, each of which is 20 minutes running time until the last two minutes, which will be stop time.
  • Halftime will be three minutes.
  • If necessary, overtime will be three minutes.
  • Teams get two full timeouts and one 30-second timeout per game. For each overtime session, each team will get an additional 30-second timeout.
  • A player will be disqualified from the game after five fouls in all divisions except for 17-Under, in which case six fouls will disqualify a player.
  • Seven team fouls in a half will lead to a one-and-one penalty, while ten fouls will be a two-shot penalty.
  • Slaughter rule: if the scoring margin is 20 or more points with less than two minutes to play, play will continue as running time except during a timeout.
  • Any player or coach who is ejected from a game during the tournament is automatically suspended for his team’s next game. If a player or coach is ejected from a second game, he is automatically suspended for the remainder of the tournament. There will be no exceptions to this rule.
  • Only two coaches (head coach and one assistant) are allowed on the bench for each game and are allowed to get in for free. There is a roster limit of 12 players.
  • Each team is responsible for a timer or a scorekeeper at each game.
  • Teams must bring their own practice balls. The game ball is the responsibility of the head referee.
  • Roster rule: a player’s age is based on his age as of September 1, 2009.
  • Unless otherwise stated, college rules apply.

Tie-Breaker Scenarios

First tie-breaker is head-to-head result

Second tie-breaker is point differential – note that the maximum point differential for a team is 15 points. Forfeits are scored +15 for the winning team.

Admission

The tournament is open to the public.  Children under 12 get in free.  For adults, admission is $3 on Friday, $5 on Saturday and $5 on Sunday.

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Michigan State: Spartans Thrill Partisan Detroit Crowd

by - Published April 4, 2009 in Newswire

(2) Michigan State 82, (1) Connecticut 73

Coach Tom Izzo devised a perfect strategy to take down another favored Big East opponent, leading Michigan State to an 82-73 win against Connecticut. The Spartans will play in the championship game for the first time since 2000, when they beat Florida for the championship.

Izzo’s team did not allow the bigger Huskies to dictate the pace of the game or win the battle of the post. Michigan State collected only one fewer rebound than the Huskies grabbed, and the Spartans forced 16 turnovers. In addition, Izzo substituted players frequently, and the bench delivered 33 points. Sophomore point guard Kalin Lucas led Michigan State with 21 points and five assists. Freshman guard Korie Lucious came off the bench to help Michigan State stay close in the first half, finishing with 11 points. In the second half, sophomore guard Durrell Summers played exceptionally well and finished with 10 points.

The Spartans opened the game on a 9-2 run, to the delight of thousands of Michigan State fans who packed Detroit’s Ford Field. Connecticut, which had jumped out to early leads in each game this tournament, rallied with a 19-7 run that gave the Huskies a five-point lead. Lucas hit a three-pointer that cut a five-point lead to two. Michigan State appeared to have the momentum heading into halftime before senior guard A.J. Price hit a jumper and junior center Hasheem Thabeet made a three-point play to tie the game.

Michigan State took control of the game in the second half with a 17-5 run fueled by Summers and Draymond Green, who had 10 of the 17 points during that run. Connecticut tried to rally late with five free throws in less than 40 seconds. But the Spartans answered with stout defense and consistent free throw shooting in the final minute to hold off the Huskies. 

Michigan State beat Louisville in the Elite Eight, the first of two No. 1 seeds from the Big East that the Spartans have taken down this tournament. The Spartans played North Carolina at Ford Field earlier in the season. Without Goran Suton and with most of its players struggling to shoot, Michigan State lost by nearly 30.

North Carolina: Tar Heels Return to Final Four

by - Published March 29, 2009 in Newswire

(1) North Carolina 72, (2) Oklahoma 60

Sophomore forward Blake Griffin got the better of senior forward Tyler Hansbrough in a clash of stars, but the rest of No. 1 North Carolina dominated the No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners in a 72-60 win. Junior point guard Ty Lawson had another strong game with 19 points, five rebounds and five assists to help get the Tar Heels to a second consecutive Final Four. 

Griffin finished with 23 points and six rebounds for the Sooners. But he received little help from the perimeter players, who made only 2-of-19 three-pointers and none until the closing minutes of the game. North Carolina’s defense held Oklahoma to 44 percent shooting from the field.

Hansbrough had eight points and six rebounds for North Carolina and was limited in the first half by foul trouble. Lawson and senior guard Danny Green made up for his production. Green continued his strong play against Gonzaga by delivering 18 points for the Tar Heels.

Michigan State: Spartans Grind Down Louisville

by - Published March 29, 2009 in Newswire

(2) Michigan State 64, (1) Louisville 52

No. 2 Michigan State remained patient for 40 minutes and dictated the pace of the game to beat No. 1 Louisville 64-52. Sophomore point guard Kalin Lucas executed a strong game plan that protected the ball against Louisville’s trapping, aggressive defense. Senior forward Goran Suton had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Spartans, who shot 46 percent from the field.

Louisville’s offense could not solve Michigan State’s defense, shooting only 38 percent. Edgar Sosa, Terrence Williams, Samardo Samuels and Andre McGee combined for only two made field goals and nine points. The quartet averages nearly 38 points per game. 

Both teams kept the game tight for most of the first 30 minutes. Neither team led by more than three points before Michigan State built a cushion with a 9-1 run, and the Cardinals couldn’t hit enough shots to rally.

Connecticut: Huskies Claim First Spot in Final Four

by - Published March 28, 2009 in Newswire

(1) Connecticut 82, (3) Missouri 75

No. 1 Connecticut handled No. 3 Missouri’s just well enough and received excellent play off the bench from freshman guard Kemba Walker to beat the Tigers 82-75, becoming the first team to reach this year’s Final Four. Walker’s speed and energy helped foil the Tigers’ active full-court press, and the freshman led the Huskies with 23 points, five rebounds and three assists. 

The Huskies committed 16 turnovers while Missouri had only six, which helped the Tigers keep the game close until the final moments. Connecticut made up for a little sloppy play by dominating the rebounding battle. Junior center Hasheem Thabeet was not a major factor in scoring with only five points, but he had 12 rebounds to help give the Huskies a 44-26 advantage.

Missouri struggled to consistently make shots at 43 percent from the field. The Tigers especially struggled from long range, making only 5-of-18 three-pointers. Leo Lyons and Matt Lawrence each had 13 points to lead the Tigers.

Michigan State: Spartans Take Out Defending Champs

by - Published March 28, 2009 in Newswire

(2) Michigan State 67, (3) Kansas 63

No. 2 Michigan State exposed No. 3 Kansas’ youth in a 67-62 win that was fueled by the Jayhawks’ mistakes and inability to close out the game. Kansas led by as much as 13 in the first half, but the Spartans rallied with a 20-8 run that cut the lead to one shortly after halftime. 

Sophomore point guard Kalin Lucas engineered the comeback with crisp passing and timely shooting. He hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 49 with 10 minutes to go, and he dished an assist to Raymar Morgan for his only field goal of the game to tie it again at 60 in the final minutes. To get the Spartans over the top, Lucas drained a shot with 48 seconds remaining and drew a foul for a three-point play. He iced the game with four subsequent free throws. 

In sum, Lucas finished with 18 points and seven assists. Senior forward Goran Suton led Michigan State with 20 points. Kansas committed 19 turnovers, which helped Michigan State hang around long enough to rally.

North Carolina: Tar Heels Look Dominant Against Gonzaga

by - Published March 28, 2009 in Newswire

(1) North Carolina 98, (4) Gonzaga 77

Unhealthy toe or not, junior guard Ty Lawson is playing phenomenal basketball for No. 1 North Carolina, and he helped guide the Tar Heels to an easy 98-77 win against No. 4 Gonzaga. Lawson had 17 points in the first half and finished with 19 points, nine assists and only one turnover. He also made 7-of-9 shots. North Carolina was hot as a team, shooting 53 percent from the field. Senior forward Tyler Hansbrough led the way with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Gonzaga fell behind early and couldn’t recover. The Tar Heels answered every run the Bulldogs made to cut into the lead. North Carolina stymied the Zags’ comeback efforts by limiting mistakes — the Tar Heels allowed only three offensive rebounds and committed only nine turnovers.

Oklahoma: Griffin Keeps Sooners On Pace Against Syracuse

by - Published March 27, 2009 in Newswire

(2) Oklahoma 84, (3) Syracuse 71

No. 2 Oklahoma had the perfect inside-outside combination in sophomore forward Blake Griffin and junior guard Tony Crocker, which propelled the Sooners to an 84-71 win against No. 3 Syracuse. Griffin finished with 30 points and 14 rebounds, including eight on the offensive end. He took advantage of Syracuse’s 2-3 zone to find space for second-chance opportunities. Crocker helped torched the zone from behind the arc, making 6-of-11 three-pointers en route to 28 points. Syracuse looked out of synch for much of the game and struggled to score at times. Sophomore point guard Jonny Flynn ended a remarkable month-long stretch with 22 points an six assists. Flynn had at least six assists in the Orange’s final 13 games.

Louisville: Cardinals Demolish Overmatched Arizona

by - Published March 27, 2009 in Newswire

(1) Louisville 103, (12) Arizona 64

No. 1 Louisville did nearly everything right in dismantling No. 12 Arizona 103-64 to reach the Elite Eight. The Cardinals held Arizona to 38 percent shooting from the field while lighting up the scoreboard on 58 percent shooting. Louisville used runs of 24-2 and 15-1 to open up a huge lead and kill the Wildcats’ hopes of continuing their improbable run. Junior swingman Earl Clark led Louisville with 19 points and nine rebounds. Louisville made 14 three-pointers and 13-of-14 free throws to cap a completely dominating offensive performance.

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