Week 5 Recaps: a Wartburg win clinches the championship. If Colorado wins and NYU loses, then Colorado is champion. If Colorado wins and NYU wins, it goes to point differential of Tournament. Point differential right now is Wartburg +69, Colorado +57, and NYU +24.
#4 Wartburg @ #5 Colorado (-1) - Timothy Odom had his best night of the tournament with a 22 point effort. Colorado as a team shot 52% from the field, and Wartburg could only manage a 41% effort from the floor tonight. Wartburg manage 14 steals, but wasn't enough to overcome Colorado's team effort. James Nguyen, C, Wartburg & Ronnie Prado, C, Colorado both had a game high 9 rebounds.
Millsaps @ NYU (-9) - NYU finish it's title defense with it's fourth victory of the tournament. Millsaps had a poor shooting night going 12-36 (33%), which led to NYU out-rebounding Millsaps 30 to 19. Mark Roth, SF, NYU had another terrific night from the floor making 9 shots and 7 FTs for a game high 25 points. Melvin Campbell, C, NYU led all rebounders with 9 boards.
Pacific Lutheran 76 @ Juniata 92 (-3) - Juniata wins it's second in a row in the tournament. Juniata won the battle down low with a 45 to 25 rebound advantage. They also blocked 14 shots to Pacific lutheran's 1 blocked shot. Devin Ackerman had a game high 25 points, and Leon McConnell had a game high 10 rebounds for the Juniata Eagles. Pacific Lutheran is the second team to finish 0-5 in the tournament.
HIGH SCORER - Devin Ackerman, SG, Juniata & Mark Roth, SF, NYU - 25 points each
MOST REBOUNDS - Leon McConnell, C, Juniata - 10 rebounds
MOST STEALS - Noah Sellman, PG, Pacific Lutheran & Curtis Burr, SG, Millsaps - 4 steals each
MOST ASSISTS - Burt Godley & Robert Long, PGs, Juniata & William Johnson, PG, Pacific Lutheran - 5 assists each