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Re: MBB: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3750 on: January 29, 2021, 07:16:26 pm »


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Re: MBB: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3751 on: January 30, 2021, 03:52:43 am »
The SCAC on Friday released a Fan Policy Update which reiterates no fans will be allowed to attend on-campus or championship events for the foreseeable future, with next month's Swimming/Diving and Cross-Country championships specifically mentioned. 

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Re: MBB: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3752 on: February 03, 2021, 07:46:08 pm »
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Re: MBB: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3753 on: February 08, 2021, 02:44:32 pm »
Halfway through the COVID-shortened season the SCAC men's race is in an interesting place.   Trinity and St. Thomas are tied at the top of the league at 5-1; you'd expect to see one of those teams there, and the other resides in San Antonio.   The two split opening weekend and have continued winning since, although Trinity had to pull a rabbit out of their hat to win their last game against TLU.  Southwestern and Centenary are half a game back at 4-2, Austin is the only team at 3-3, followed by TLU (2-4), Schreiner (1-3 thanks to a COVID week), Dallas (2-6) and Colorado (0-4, again thanks to week 1 COVID).  Colorado has a mid-week set at Centenary today and tomorrow. 

This weekend Austin comes to town to face Trinity,  Colorado returns home to face Schreiner, St. Thomas is at TLU, while Southwestern faces Dallas.    After that, Trinity will have Southwestern (away) and Schreiner (home); St. Thomas,  Colorado (Home) and Centenary (away); Southwestern is done after facing Trinity; Centenary is at Austin before coming home for St. Thomas.   Austin will finish at TLU.   

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Re: MBB: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3754 on: February 11, 2021, 11:48:39 am »
Decent interview with TU coach Smith in the student newspaper this week.

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Re: MBB: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3755 on: February 12, 2021, 08:11:01 am »
The weekend set at Colorado against Schreiner has been cancelled "Due to COVID-19 concerns" (source, Schreiner MBB Twitter).

Austin's game at Trinity (for both men and women) today has been cancelled.   They are still going to try playing tomorrow.   There was a lot of freezing precip up and down the I-35 corridor and travel yesterday was quite difficult - and will not improve until later today as temperatures in the Dallas area won't rise above freezing until mid-day.
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Re: MBB: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3756 on: February 16, 2021, 08:53:43 pm »
All SCAC competition cancelled through next Monday due to weather (and likely power) concerns.  https://www.scacsports.com/news/2020-2021/02_21_21_weather_suspension

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Re: MBB: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3757 on: February 16, 2021, 09:36:35 pm »
All SCAC competition cancelled through next Monday due to weather (and likely power) concerns.  https://www.scacsports.com/news/2020-2021/02_21_21_weather_suspension

Probably Covid testing concerns, as well, given both of those factors (weather and power) have probably impacted teams' abilities to get tested this week.

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Re: MBB: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3758 on: February 28, 2021, 08:27:36 am »
With one game remaining, the seedings for the first round of next week's conference championships are almost set:

(8) Schreiner (2-6) at (1) Trinity (8-1)
(7) Dallas (3-6) at (2) St Thomas (7-3)
(6) TLU (4-6) at (3) Centenary (7-3)
(5) Austin (4-5) at (4) Southwestern (4-2)

If Dallas beats 0-7 Colorado College today, they would be 4-6.  No H2H between they and TLU, but in looking at common opponents TLU went 2-2 against St Thomas(1-1) and Centenary (1-1) where Dallas went 1-3 (0-2, 1-1); neither played Trinity.   As far as St. Thomas over Centenary, the two split their series but StT owns a win against Trinity while Centenary did not play them. 

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Re: MBB: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3759 on: March 05, 2021, 03:27:50 pm »
COVID issues have resulted in #8 Schreiner at #1 Trinity being moved to Sunday.

https://twitter.com/SCAC_Sports/status/1367931672738492418

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Re: MBB: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3760 on: March 08, 2021, 08:53:46 am »
One upset in Week 1 of the SCAC championships, and the games were all competitive

@ #1 Trinity 84, #8 Schreiner 81
@ #2 St Thomas 84, #7 Schreiner 76
@ #3 Centenary 62, #6 TLU 59
#5 Austin 84, @ #4 Southwestern 72

This week's semis:

#5 Austin @ #1 Trinity (Trinity 1-0 in regular season; game played at Trinity)
#3 Centenary @ #2 St Thomas (1-1 in regular season with games decided by a total of 5 points, but games were at Centenary)

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Re: MBB: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3761 on: March 11, 2021, 03:38:04 pm »
All-SCAC teams have been announced.

POTY:   Kaleb Jenkins (Soph. G), Trinity
Newcomer:   Adam Kanafani (FY G/F), St. Thomas
DPOY:  Cameron Gims (Jr. G), St. Thomas
COTY (tie):  Anthony Media, St. Thomas; Jimmy Smith, Trinity

1st Team:
Kaleb Jenkins, Trinity, 5-10, So., Guard, New Orleans, La.
Kyle Poerschke, Southwestern, 6-4, Jr., Guard, Houston, Texas
Seth Thomas, Centenary, 6-5, So., Forward, Kilgore, Texas
Jai Love, Dallas, 5-9, Jr., Guard, St. Louis, Mo.
Michael Holland, Austin College, 6-3, Sr., Forward, Waxahachie, Texas
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Re: MBB: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3762 on: March 14, 2021, 04:27:34 pm »
Itíll be #2 St. Thomas at #1 Trinity for the SCAC championship after both won this weekend.  Lots of fouls called today in Trinityís 80-68 win over Austin with several players fouling out (prior to the end-of-game foulathon) and a number with four.

The Celts were the only team to defeat Trinity (in the first game of the regular season) and if memory serves the Tigers pulled out the second game at the last second.  Should be a good one!
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Re: MBB: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3763 on: March 22, 2021, 09:45:19 am »
Yesterday's SCAC championship was a close, tight game until St. Thomas went on a three-point shooting spree midway through the fourth quarter and pulled away for a 80-66 victory on Trinity's home floor to win their first SCAC championship as a school.   

It was 61-60 St. Thomas after Kaleb Jenkins hit a layup with 6:24 to play.  UST's Cameron Gims and Freddie Ricks hit threes on 5 of the next 7 possessions while Trinity went cold from the field and never recovered.

Tournament MVP:  Juan Hood, UST, game high 24 points yesterday.
All-Tournament:  UST's Christian Alaekwe (21 points, 7 rebounds) and Cameron Gims (18 points, 11 boards); Trinity's Enzo Sechi (17 points) and AJ Clark (13 rebounds, 9 points); Austin's Michael Holland.

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Re: MBB: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3764 on: March 27, 2021, 01:06:46 pm »
The SCAC announced its 30th anniversary basketball teams yesterday.   As a reminder, the 30th anniversary teams cover just the last 15 years, as the conference announced similar all-star teams during the 2005-6 academic year.

Travion Kirkendoll, Centenary College
James Sapp, Centenary College **
Keenan Gumbs, Schreiner University *
Sterling Holmes, Texas Lutheran University *
CooXooEii Black, Colorado College
Ryan Milne, Colorado College
Matt Nestheide, Centre College
Jonathan Blount, Centenary College **
Mike Moore, DePauw University *
Nick Rose, Colorado College *
Cedric Harris, Centenary College *
Chris Lesnansky, Colorado College
Todd Ward, Oglethorpe University
Andrew King, Hendrix College
Edrick Montgomery, Millsaps College

* - SCAC Player-of-the-Year honor(s)

Details about the careers of these outstanding performers are available at the link above.