Battle of the Losers 2011 – Southeast Region

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Last region before the Final Four is complete. Clemson, Tennessee, and Georgetown are through. Who will join them from the Southeast? Find out after the jump.

First Round

#1 St. John’s vs. #8 UNC-Asheville

The underdog UNC-Asheville nearly pulled off the shocker of the tournament against an albeit hobbled Red Storm, but nearly doesn’t count in this sport. Steve Lavin’s side, as they’ve done time and time again this season, rallied in the 2nd half from 5 down and took this one quite comfortably in the end. UNC-Asheville might be slightly perturbed St. John’s went to the free throw line 37 times compared to just 15 for themselves. St. John’s 76 UNC-Asheville 69


#4 Utah State vs. #5 Belmont

The Bruins were up by as many as 8 points in the 2nd half but that lead dwindled down to 64-61 with 5:36 remaining. Tai Wesley and company grabbed the advantage and outscored Belmont 16-2 the remainder of the way for a double-digit victory. Belmont’s turnover count nearly doubled USU’s at 14-8. Learn to protect the ball! Utah State 77 Belmont 66


#2 Old Dominion vs. #7 UC Santa-Barbara

Candidate for worst game of the tournament? Yes. BUT the redeeming quality is the Gauchos pulled off a stunning upset of ODU, who managed just 26 points from their starters en route to a blowout loss. UCSB 59 ODU 44


#3 Michigan State vs. #6 Wofford

You want upsets? I got upsets. Wofford led this game from start to finish and ensures a “Cinderella” in the Elite 8 of this region. The Terriers shot 56% from the floor and Cameron Rundles was sensational, scoring 31 points on 10-19 shooting. Wofford 86 Michigan State 77


Second Round

#1 St. John’s vs. #4 Utah State

No more miracles for the Red Storm. Utah State led this from the start and despite St. John’s best efforts they could not overcome their 8 point halftime deficit. Utah State turned the tables on St. John’s ridiculous free throw disparity from the 1st round, going to the line a whopping 41 times compared to SJU’s 22. Utah State 81 St. John’s 73


#6 Wofford vs. #7 UC Santa-Barbara

Another stinker of a game. Wofford proudly boasted a grand total of 9 bench points and as a team they managed just 20 at halftime….yes, a point per minute. The Gauchos were just too much for Wofford to handle and Orlando Johnson (31 pts, 12 rebs) was the star of the show as they move on to the final of the Southeast Region. UCSB 67 Wofford 56


Elite Eight

#4 Utah State vs. #7 UC-Santa Barbara

A Gauchos game that doesn’t suck! Hooray! Seriously this was a tightly contested game of basketball with neither team leading by more than 8. Deadlocked at 36-36 after halftime, both sides were unable to pull-away from the other and the Aggies held a slender 72-69 lead with :23 to go and one last chance for the Gauchos to continue their stunnign run…

“Jordan Weiner for the tie! NO GOOD! Rebound Orlando Johnson! TIME RUNNING OUT!! JAMES NUNNALLY FROM DEEP! IT’S SHORT! REBOUND TAI WESLEY! He finds Pooh Williams with :03 and he’s fouled!!!” – Williams would make 1-2 FTs to seal the win. Utah State 73 UCSB 69



Final Four is set!

#4 Clemson (East) vs. #1 Tennessee (West)

#4 Utah State (Southeast) vs. #1 Georgetown (Southwest)


Friday we’ll have these matches simulated and then on Monday (National Championship Night) the tournament concludes with the consolation game and the BOTL 2011 Title. Be there!




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