Wetzell Wins, Fahrensohn Falls – Men’s Div I Update.

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At a glance – see who is playing where and when as the Men’s NCAA Division I Conference Tournaments get underway.

NB All games are US time therefore a day behind NZ –  ie games scheduled for March 5 in the States are played Friday March 6 in NZ

 March 5 Results 

 Yanni Wetzell (San Diego State University)

San Diego State, the regular season champions, entered the Mountain West Conference Tournament as hot favourites boasting an overall record of 28-1 and a conference win-loss of 17-1. The number one seeding in the MWC took the Aztecs directly to the quarter-final where they took care of business beating Air Force 83-76. Yanni Wetzell, this week named to the All-Mountain West Conference Third Team, scored 16 points and added 3 rebounds and a couple of blocks. The Aztecs face #5 Boise State in the semi-finals tomorrow.

 Takiula Fahrensohn (University of Portland)

The Portland Pilots disappointing West Coast Conference season came to an end with a 76-62 defeat at the hands of Santa Clara in the first round of the WCC Tournament. Taki Fahrensohn, who found himself in foul trouble early on, finished with 3 points, a pair of rebounds and a steal.


March 6th

Yanni Wetzell (San Diego State University)

San Diego State face #5 Boise State in the Mountain West Conference Tournament semi-final boasting an overall 29-1 record this season.

March 7th

Dan Fotu (St Mary’s College, California)

With a third place finish St Mary’s (11-5) head directly to the West Coast Conference quarter finals against a yet to be decided opponent. St Mary’s are the West Coast Conference Tournament defending champions.

Flynn Cameron (DePaul University)

A disappointing 2-14 in the Big East Conference the Blue Demons meet Providence in their final regular season game.

Tobias Cameron (Abilene Christian University)

Abilene will face Incarnate Word University in their final Southland Conference regular season fixture. At 14-4 Abilene have a shot at clinching the second seeding for the conference tournament next week.

Max de Geest (Long Beach State University)

Long Beach State (5-9) will visit Cal State Fullerton in their final Big West Conference fixture.

Matt Freeman (UC Santa Barbara)

Also in Big West Conference play Santa Barbara (8-6) will host Call Poly.

Callum McRae & Angus McWilliam (University of California, Riverside)

The third Big West Conference team with Kiwi interest are UC Riverside (6-9). They entertain UC Davis in the regular season finale.

Izayah Mauriahooho-Le’afa (Sacramento State University)

The senior guard plays his final regular season game for the Hornets at Portland State.

Jackson Stent (Houston Baptist University)

Houston Baptist Huskies wrap up Southland Conference play with a road trip to Texas A&M Corpus Christie. With just the top eight teams progressing to the Championship Tournament the  4-15 Huskies miss out.

Sam Timmins (University of Washington)

Washington head to Arizona for their final Pac 12 encounter hoping to improve on their 3-13 record ahead of the play-offs.

Sam Waardenburg (University of Miami)

Miami travel to Georgia Tech for their final ACC regular season game with a 6-12 conference record ahead of tournament play.

Anzac Rissetto (University of North Carolina at Charlotte 49ers)

Charlotte 49ers (10-7) will host Louisiana Tech in their final Conference USA fixture ahead of the play-offs hoping to improve on their 9-7 record.

March 8th

 Kruz Perrott-Hunt (University of South Dakota)

USD (10-6) will carry third seeding into the Summit League play-offs where they will take on #6 North Dakota.

Roll of Honour

Yanni Wetzell (San Diego State University)

Mountain West Conference egular season championsas.

Named to the All-Mountain West Conference Third Team.

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