Two Brits Advance to Conference Semis, NCAA Recap 12/03/10 -

Two Brits Advance to Conference Semis, NCAA Recap 12/03/10

Only three Brits in action last night, and despite only one of them reaching double digits, two of them advance to their conference semi-finals…

Ben EavesBen Eaves (6′7, 225lbs, F, Senior, Lancashire) Rhode Island Rams
Rhode Island kept its NCAA tournament hopes alive with its best defensive effort of the season in a 63-47 win over Saint Louis in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament on Friday.Bean Eaves played 13 minutes, going 1/4 from the field (0/1 threes) for 2 points, adding 2 rebounds and 1 assist.

Rhode Island (23-8) will play No. 17 Temple (27-5) in the semifinals on Saturday. The top-seeded and two-time defending champion Owls beat St. Bonaventure 69-51 earlier Friday (see below).

Hugh Barnett (6′9, 265lbs, F/C, Senior, London) Arkansas Pine-Bluff Golden Lions
Allen Smith stole an inbounds pass and then Terrance Calvin hit a jumper with 1 second left to lift second-seeded Arkansas-Pine Bluff to a 46-44 victory over Alabama State in the semifinals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament on Friday.Hugh Barnett played 1 minute and managed to grab 1 rebound.

The Golden Lions (16-15) will face Texas Southern in the final for a bid to the NCAA tournament.

Ogo AdegboyeOgo Adegboye (6′0, 185lbs, G, Junior, London) St. Bonaventure Bonnies
A game-opening 24-8 run led two-time defending champion Temple to a 69-51 victory over St. Bonaventure on Friday. Ogo Adegboye scored 10 points in 22 minutes (3/7 field goals, 2/5 threes, 2/3 at the line) and added 1 assist in 22 minutes in the loss.

The Bonnies finished 17-16.

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