Posted by davefilby on 2/18/2014 8:15:00 PM (view original):
Barton (0-4) at W Florida (1-3): Don't let the record fool you, Barton has some talented players. Barton has a heartbreaking OT loss and two additional losses to ranked teams with their big man oriented attack, led by Earl Klinger's 10+ ppg. Young W Florida has 9 lower class men. Senior PF Robert Chance provides leadership and over 12 ppg. Barton favored by 2.
#10 Montevallo (4-0) at St Andrews (1-3): the Mont interrupts its tour of SimAI with a visit to hard luck St Andrews. Montevallo has an inside-outside attack with Sr PG Harry Fairbanks and Sr C Chester Barragan each getting over 12 ppg. St Andrews counters with their own inside-outside duo of Patrick Anderson and Leonard Hardrick and their combined 26 ppg. St Andrews 3 losses are by a combined 6 points. The Mont is favored by 16, which is the second most ridiculous spread tonight (Longwood as a 23 point home underdog being the other).
Barton 61, W Florida 56: W Florida ralliedtoclose the margin, but Barton was in control for most of the contest. Barton's bigs out-rebounded W Florida, holding a 31-19 edge. Barton was also a perfect 20 of 20 at the free throw line. Michael Jones' game high 16 led the way for Barton.
St Andrews 81, Montevallo 74: Every member of St Andrews' starting lineup reached double figures, led by Patrick Anderson's 19, as they held off formerly undefeated Montevallo. St Andrews 12 three-pointers made the difference in this otherwise tightly contested matchup.
Belmont Abbey 74, N Alabama 58: In this battle of tempos and slashing offenses, Belmont Abbey's uptempo pressing style was the difference maker. N Alabama committed 23 turnovers, allowing BA to coast to victory. Nick Goldsmith had 16 for victorious Belmont Abbey.
CVAC takes a commanding 3-0 lead.