Bryan-Amaning and Barnett Conference Champions, Brits in the NCAA Recap 13/03/10 -

Bryan-Amaning and Barnett Conference Champions, Brits in the NCAA Recap 13/03/10

We have at least two Brits heading to the NCAA tournament after winning their conference titles yesterday. Read on to find out who

Ben Daniels (6′6, 190lbs, G, Freshman, Manchester) Houston Baptist Huskies
South Dakota over Houston Baptist 91-86 on Saturday night as the Coyotes won the Great West Conference championship and an automatic bid to the Postseason Tournament. Ben Daniels played one minute finishing with an empty statline.

The Huskies are 12-21 (9-3 Big West).

Ben Eaves (6′7, 225lbs, F, Senior, Lancashire) Rhode Island Rams
The top-seeded Owls held Rhode Island to its lowest point total in five years for a 57-44 victory in Saturday’s semifinal. Ben Eaves played 15 minutes, scoring 6 points (2/7 shooting, 1/2 threes and 1/2 at the line) and grabbing 6 rebounds.

Rhode Island (23-9) are left it in a precarious position for the NCAA tournament heading into Selection Sunday.

Hugh Barnett (6′9, 265lbs, F/C, Senior, London) Arkansas Pine-Bluff Golden Lions
Arkansas-Pine Bluff is heading to the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history.The Golden Lions earned their first NCAA berth beating Texas Southern 50-38 on Saturday in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game.”This means a lot for our school and our fans,” UAPB coach George Ivory said. “We worked all year to get to the Big Dance and now we can always brag that at least for one year, we got to The Dance”. That means we will have at least one Brit repping in one of the biggest basketball tournament in the world. Unfortunately in this one, Hugh Barnett registered a DNP.

The Golden Lions are 17-15 (14-4).

Matthew Bryan-Amaning (6′9, 240lbs, F, Junior, London) Washington Huskies
Washington won the PAC-10 conference tourament yesterday with a thrilling 79-75 victory over California Golden Bears. The Huskies emphatically salvaged their up-and-down season with seven straight wins — none more entertaining than this back-and-forth finale. Matthew Bryan-Amaning, playing after his RIDICULOUS dunk the night before, played 21 minutes scoring 9 points on 4/7 field goals (1/1 at the line), adding 5 rebounds and 1 steal.

Read the full game recap of Washington and California on ESPN.

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