Post season Hoops for Anderson University began last night. The first rounds of the Conference Carolinas Tournament were played. For the Guys team against Queens in Charlotte. For the Lady Trojans at home against Lees-McRae.
The games were both played at 7pm and since it was at home we attended the Lady's contest.
The A.U. Boys have faced Queens three times in just over two weeks. And split the wins each winning at home. So we felt we had a chance. Still playing without home court advantage against a top ranked team would be tough. Interestingly neither team had a great night from the field. Queens shot 37 percent, while Anderson managed just 34 percent. And while they tried hard the Trojans came up short. The never could get their game going. A big difference was free throws where Queens was 33 for 37. Anderson was 14-for-23 from the line. The loss eliminates the guys from further play this season. But we have reason to be proud. This was the first winning season in 7 years for Anderson tripling the wins of last year. And we look great for the future with a young talented team. Go A.U. You guys stand tall and never quit.
The Lady Trojans played the first round as the host team facing Lees-MacRae. The one team who beat us early this year. There was never a single doubt who was in control tonight however. The Lady Trojans came out ready to avenge that one loss and show it for the fluke it was. By the midway point in the first half they held a commanding 20 point lead. It was never even close and once again all the players got quality floor time. Final score was 81 -59 as Anderson advances to host the second round on Thursday night facing Belmont Abbey. Tip Off is 7 pm
Come out and watch a quality NCAA basketball program ... it's a great show I assure you.