Bidwell Bash Invitational 68 Topic

Round 1 games:

Seattle (1-3) +26 @ #2 CSU Chico (4-0)
Fairmont St. (3-1) +3 @ #22 Lewis (3-1)
S. Arkansas (1-3) +5 @ U of DC (3-1)
12/22/2013 8:43 AM (edited)
CSU, Chico 2-0
U of DC 2-0
Lewis 1-2
S. Arkansas 0-1
Fairmont St. 0-1
Seattle 0-1

Round One Results
CSU Chico 66, Seattle 57 (OT)
CSUC: E Jarrett 24 pts/3 stls (POTG), S. Kenny 20 pts/14 rebs, V. Rodrigue 17 pts
SU: R Matte 17 pts/4 asts, W Lovett 14 pts, M Higginbotham 10 pts
Game notes: CSU Chico didn't get a single point off its bench, with all 67 points scored by the school's starting 5, and 61 of its 66 points from just 3 players.  Samuel Kenny now has 2 double-doubles in 2 Bidwell Bash games after a 20 point, 14 rebound effort against Seattle.  Seattle led by as many as 7 points in the second half, and Chico never led in the second half.

Lewis 69, Fairmont St. 54
LU: J Steward 17 rebs/10 pts (POTG), D Williams 15 pts, H Kellam 14 pts, J Zeinert 10 pts
FS: J Anderson 11 pts, O Benner 10 pts
Game notes: J Steward's 17 rebounds are a new Bidwell Bash single-game record, with the previous record of 13 also being topped last night by Samuel Kenny of CSU Chico.  Lewis won by 15 points despite trailing by 6 at the half, taking the lead for good with 15:45 to play.  Fairmont St. took 30 3-point attempts and just 22 from inside the arc, but it made only 9 of its 30 attempts from the outside and was outrebounded by a margin of 35-24.

U of DC 90, S. Arkansas 78
UoDC: S Lucas 13 pts/4 asts/3 stls (POTG), C Doyle 14 pts, T Olea 12 pts, S Woodring 12 pts, V Neal 10 pts, S Ward 10 pts/5 asts
SAU: M Hunter 17 pts/9 rebs, J Robinson 17 pts, G Seegmiller 11 pts, M Hereford 7 asts
Game notes: U of DC held a 17-point halftime lead.  Both teams went deep into their benches in the contest, with every player on U of DC's roster playing at least 10 minutes in the game and all 11 of S. Arkansas' active players also played at least 10 minutes in the game.  Mikey Hereford's 7 assists were 1 shy of the Bidwell Bash record of 8 set by CSU Chico's Alan Kemmerer in season 67.
12/24/2013 8:35 AM (edited)
Round 2 games:

#2 CSU Chico (5-0) -16 @ Fairmont St. (3-2)
#18 U of DC (4-1) -15 @ Seattle (1-4)
S. Arkansas (1-4) +10 @ #13 Lewis (4-1)
12/22/2013 8:20 AM
CSU, Chico 3-0
U of DC 3-0
S. Arkansas 1-1
Lewis 1-3
Fairmont St. 0-2
Seattle 0-2

Round Two Results
CSU Chico 53, Fairmont St. 50
CSUC: E Jarrett 13 pts/5 rebs/2 stls (POTG), S. Kenny 10 pts/14 rebs, V. Rodrigue 12 pts
FSU: J Anderson 11 pts, G Edmundson 10 pts
Game notes: Neither team shot better than 38% from the field, with both teams playing stiffling defense.  CSU Chico opened up an 11 point lead at one point in the first half, but by halftime it was a 2 point game and it was close the whole second half.  Both teams went on a long scoring drought at the end of the game, with neither team scoring over the game's final 3 minutes. S Kenny continued his quest for Bidwell Bash MVP with his 3rd double-double in 3 tournament games.

U of DC 70, Seattle 56
UoDC: T Olea 12 pts (POTG), V Neal 13 pts
SU: R Matte 12 pts, W Lovett 11 pts, T Hammond 11 pts
Game notes: As was the case in the Chico-Fairmont St. game, neither U of DC or Seattle shot 40%+ from the field in another defense-laden game.  U. of DC turned 22 Seattle turnovers into 29 points on its way to the 14 point win.  U of DC also benefitted from second chance points, racking up 22 points off of 16 offenseive rebounds vs. just 12 second chance points for Seattle.

S. Arkansas 75, Lewis 69

SAU: G Seegmiller 16 pts (POTG), J Robinson 12 pts/9 rebs, G Jefferson 10 pts
LU: J Zeinert 16 pts, H Kellam 16 pts, D Williams 13 pts/5 asts, J Steward 15 rebs
Game notes: S. Arkansas picked up a huge road win over a ranked team, besting the spread by 16 points.  Lewis' starting 5 suffered from foul trouble, with starting SF Bret Kraft fouling out in 19 minutes and 2 other starters picking up 4 fouls.  Lewi's J Steward again had a big rebounding game with 15, now averaging 12 boards per game in the tourmaent.  S. Arkansas Mikey Hereford leads all players with 6 assits per game so far in the tournament.
12/23/2013 10:48 AM
Round 3 games:

#16 U of DC (5-1) -8 @ Fairmont St. (3-3)
Seattle (1-5) +5 @ S. Arkansas (2-4)
CSU Chico played Lewis in an exhibtion game to make up for their game that was to have been played in round 3, winning 78-76.
12/23/2013 10:51 AM
U of DC 4-0
CSU, Chico 3-0
S. Arkansas 2-1
Lewis 1-3
Fairmont St. 0-3
Seattle 0-3

Round Three Results
U of DC 62, Fairmont St. 61
UoDC: C Doyle 12 pts (POTG), V Neal 10 pts, D Ingram 10 pts
FSU: J Anderson 19 pts, O Benner 11 pts, G Edmundson 10 pts
Game notes: The defensive battles continud for another night in the Bidwell Bash, with U of DC and Fairmont St. combining to shoot just 42% from the floor.  J Anderson of Fairmont St. led all scorers with 19 points, but his team came out on the losing end of this thriller.  U of DC's Carlos Doyle hit a pull-up jumper from just outside the lane with 1 second left in the game to give the Firebirds the win over the Falcons.

S. Arkansas 72, Seattle 71 (OT)
SAU: M Hunter 19 pts/11 rebs (POTG), G Seegmiller 21 pts, J Robinson 12 pts/11 rebs
SU: W Lovett 20 pts, M Higginbotham 17 pts, R Matte 14 pts/8 asts
Game notes: Another fantastic Bidwell Bash game, this one went to overtime when the game's leading scorer, Gary Seegmiller, hit a pull-up jumper from the left wing as time expired in regulation to send it to overtime, and then in OT he converted an old-fashioned 3-point play with 14 seconds left to pull the Muleriders on top by a point for the win.  SAU's Rick Matte's 8 assists tied the Bidwell Bash record set by CSU Chico's Alan Kemmerer last season.
12/24/2013 8:34 AM
U of DC 4-0
CSU, Chico 4-0
S. Arkansas 2-2
Lewis 1-3
Fairmont St. 1-3
Seattle 0-4

Round Four Results
CSU Chico 62, S. Arkansas 60
CSU: S Kenny 20 pts/8 rebs (POTG), E Jarrett 15 pts
SAU: M Hunter 18 pts/8 rebs, G Seegmiller 12 pts/4 asts
Game notes: CSU Chico broke a 60-60 tie on a James Turner layup with 1:05 remaining, which would mark the last score of the game.  Chico held S. Arkansas stud Gary Seegmiller to 4-14 from the floor and 2-7 from 3, including a miss with 1 second left in the game that would have won it.  Samuel Kenny fell 2 rebounds short of a double-double, his first failure to reach a double-double in the Bidwell Bash Invitational.

Fairmont St. 62, Seattle 52
FSU: G Edmundson 18 pts/8 rebs (POTG), J Anderson 14 pts/5 asts
SU: W Lovett 16 pts, R Matte 12 pts
Game notes: Fairmont St. won this game all across the stat sheet.  They held Seattle to 40.9% shooting from the floor, while shooting 50% themselves.  Fairmont St. grabbed 32 rebounds, to just 21 for Seattle.  Fairmont St. dished out 15 assits to just 13 turnovers, while Seattle turned it over 11 times and recorded jsut 8 assists.  George Edmundson had his best game of the Bidwell Bash, leading Fairmont St. with 18 points and 8 rebounds.
12/25/2013 9:32 PM
Round 5 is all about the CSU Chico-U of DC tilt, which will decide the winner of the 2nd Bidwell Bash.  Good luck to beas33!

Round 5 games:

#9 U of DC (7-1) -1 @ #2 CSU Chico (8-0)
S. Arkansas (3-5) +1 @ Fairmont St. (4-4)
Lewis (6-2) -15 @ Seattle (1-7)
12/25/2013 9:41 PM
GG mduncan! You have a great squad. Can't believe the run we're on right now. All of the teams in the Bidwell Bash are very tough and I feel very fortunate to have gotten the wins we've had. Thanks mduncan for organizing this event and for all of your hard work writing the recaps, etc. Really adds a cool dimension to the game. GL to everyone moving forward.
12/26/2013 10:09 AM
Congrats on the Bidwell Bash Invitational 68 victory beas33!  Keep in mind that by winning in season 68, you will receive an automatic bid to the season 70 tournament.

Final Standings
CSU, Chico 4-1
S. Arkansas 3-2
Lewis 1-4
Fairmont St. 1-4
Seattle 1-4

Round Five Results
U of DC 84, CSU Chico 73
UDC: C Doyle 14 pts (POTG), S Ward 13 pts/4 asts, V Neal 11 pts, R Orr 10 pts
CSU: V Rodrigue 21 pts, S Kenny 15 pts, J Turner 12 pts, E Jarrett 11 pts
Game notes: U of DC won this game, and the Bidwell Bash Invitational along with it, in convincing fashion, outscoring #2 CSU Chico by 11 points on the road.  U of DC got Chico star C Samuel Kenny in foul trouble, and limited him to just 15 points and 5 rebounds, both well below his Bidwell Bash averages through 4 games.  U of DC also played great defense, forcing 18 Chico turnovers.

S. Arkansas 83, Fairmont St. 65
SAU: G Seegmiller 19 pts (POTG), M Hunter 13 pts, J Robinson 12 pts, M Hereford 7 asts
FSU: G Edmundson 18 pts, J Anderson 12 pts
Game notes: SAU put together its best game of the Bidwell bash, beating favored home-team Fairmont St. by 18 points behind a fantastic first half.  S. Arkansas led by 19 points at the break and cruised to the easy win in the second half.  While S. Arkansas' 83 points were impressive against a good Fairmont St. defense, its defense was even better, holding Fairmont St. to just 36.7% shooting from the floor, including 33.3% (9-for-27) from behind the arc.

Seattle 74, Lewis 63 (OT)
SU: C Rudnitski 17 pts/19 rebs (POTG), R Matte 20 pts/10 asts, T Hammond 14 pts, W Lovett 10 pts/4 asts
LU: J Zeinert 19 pts, H Kellam 14 pts/8 rebs, B Kraft 11 pts, D Williams 11 pts/3 stls
Game notes:  Seattle has been playing well in the Bidwell Bash, but it didn't have any wins to show for it until this game.  Two Seattle players set Bidwell Bash records in the game, with C Casimir Rudnitski (say that 3-times fast...) logging 19 rebounds and PG Rick Matte dishing out 10 assits in the game.  Seattle also continued its strong defense, holding Lewis to just 36.5% shooting in the game.
12/26/2013 9:50 PM (edited)
Bidwell Bash Invitational MVP
C Samuel Kenny, SR, CSU Chico: 17.2 PPG, 10.8 RPG (the first player to average a double-double in tournament history)

All-Tournament First Team
PG Rick Matte, JR, Seattle: 15.0 PPG, 5.4 APG (tournament high), 1.4 SPG
SG Gary Seegmiller, JR, S. Arkansas: 16.0 PPG, 1.2 SPG
SG Edward Jarrett, SR, CSU Chico: 15.0 PPG, 1.4 SPG
PG Michael Hunter, JR, S. Arkansas: 15.0 PPG, 7.0 RPG
C Samuel Kenny, SR, CSU Chico: 17.2 PPG (tournament high), 10.8 RPG (tournament high)

All-Tournament Second Team
PG Joseph Zeinert, SR, Lewis: 15.6 PPG, 2.6 APG
PG Vernon Rodrigue, JR, CSU Chico:14.6 PPG, 2.4 APG, 1.6 SPG (tournament high)
SF Bret Kraft, SR, Lewis: 10.4 PPG, 4.2 RPG
PF Carlos Doyle, SR, U of DC: 12.2 PPG, 6.0 RPG
C George Edmundson, JR, Fairmont St.: 12.4 PPG, 6.6 RPG
12/26/2013 9:49 PM
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