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JUCO Basketball Monday Minutes 3/4/24

By Cody Hopkins, 03/04/24, 5:45PM EST


Key Games to Watch

Monday, March 4

#8 Daytona at RV Florida Southwestern 7 pm ET

Midland at RV Clarendon 8:30 pm ET

#15 Odessa at #2 South Plains 8:30 pm ET

Tuesday, March 5

Quarterfinals of NJCAA Region 4 at Freeport, IL

Wednesday, March 6

#11 Cowley at #1 Butler 8:30 pm ET

#17 Trinity Valley at #14 Panola 8:30 pm ET

Thursday, March 7

Region 16 Semifinals

Saturday, March 9

Region 6 First Round (Kansas)

Region 16 Finals

Region 11 Championship (Iowa)

Region 23 First Round (Mississippi)

Region 9 First Round

Region 1 First Round

Former Dodge City star Edwards Lighting it up at UNT

Jason Edwards has had quite the scoring run during AAC conference action for the Mean Green. 

-Has scored the 8th most single-season league points in program history (337)

-Has scored the 15th most single-season league points in AAC History (337)

-Leads the AAC in conference 3’s (48)

-Has scored in double figures in 21 straight games

California Playoff Update

The 3C2A Basketball Championships have started on the West Coast, with first-round games kicking off last Wednesday, March 2nd.  Santa Rosa escaped a scare to win 95-94 over San Mateo, and Cerritos got by MiraCosta 70-67 in notable first-round action.

Over the weekend things heated up with San Bernardino Valley upsetting Mt. San Antonio 59-51, Saddleback knocking off Chaffey 80-74, and Redwoods shocking Chabot 86-78. 

The Elite 8 is set for both sides of the bracket and will tip off on March 9th at the higher-seeded campus.

Southern California Bracket

#1 Fullerton vs #9 Mt San Jacinto

#5 West LA vs #20 Saddleback

#2 San Diego City vs #10 Allan Hancock

#11 Cerro Coso vs #14 San Bernardino Valley

Northern California Bracket

#1 West Valley vs #8 Sacramento City

#5 Yuba vs #4 San Jose City

#2 San Francisco vs #7 Cabrillo

#22 Redwoods vs #3 Sequoias

The 2024 CCCAA Basketball Championships will be held March 15-17 at Mt San Antonio College in Walnut, California. 


Congrats to Daytona State’s Josue Grullon who joined the 1,000-point club last week for the Falcons.  Grullon came in at #21 in our Top 100 for the class of 2024.  He is currently averaging 20.6 ppg and has Daytona at #8 in the final regular season poll.  

Casper HC Tom Parks achieved victory #100 over the weekend as the Thunderbirds won over Eastern Wyoming.  Parks is in his first season as Head Coach at Casper, after a very successful run at State College of Florida, before the program was abruptly shut down last spring. 

Final Poll Released

The NJCAA made the correct decision by adding another week to the poll voting for NJCAA D1, given that the postseason has been moved back a week due to the National Tournament being broadcast on ESPN+.  The final poll saw lots of change from the previous week and at large positions are up for grabs ahead of selection in a couple of weeks. There’s no doubt that the regional tournaments will provide dramatics for a lot of the teams in this week's poll.  According to sources, since the at-large births have been included in the field, no team that has had less than 20 NJCAA D1 wins has even been selected.  80% of the teams selected have had at least 22 NJCAA D1 wins.  Regions can have a maximum of 3 teams selected for the national tournament, and this week's poll has 5 teams from Region 8 (FL), 4 teams from Region 6 (KS), and 3 teams from Region 14 (East TX).  Barton finishes the regular season as #1, and the rest of the rankings can be seen here

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