Southland falls in quarterfinal of 3×3 tourney to WCC
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Southeastern Louisiana’s Moses Greenwood and Team Southland advanced to quarterfinals before falling to the West Coast Conference 22-14, Sunday at the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship Basketball tournament at Minnesota’s Mall of America.
Greenwood and Team Southland (Jaren Lewis – Abilene Christian, Cameron Delaney – Sam Houston State and Shannon Bogues – Stephen F. Austin) finished the weekend 3-2 defeating the Ohio Valley Conference and Missouri Valley Conference Friday.
The Southland, however, lost to West Coast Conference, 21-19, Friday finishing second in Pool B but advanced to the quarterfinals.
Sunday in the Round of 16, the Southland edged the ACC in an upset, 21-19, with Greenwood snatching four rebounds and blocking two shots. Delaney, the Southland Player of the Year, drilled five from beyond the arch (three-pointers counted for two points in tournament) and hit two free throws scoring 12 points.
In the Quarterfinals, the Southland got a rematch with the West Coast Conference. The WCC caught fire from the three-point line drilling eight from long range ending the Southland’s run.
Each player for the Southland walked away with $750 each with the team getting a $1,000 for each win in the tournament.
Greenwood, the Sharon, Mississippi native, talked about the three-day tournament and the overall experience.
“It was just an overall great experience, said Greenwood. “Getting a chance to get exposed more and having to play with other top seniors and just proving yourself worthy to be in that position. Actually having to play for money for the first time is also a plus and just the atmosphere was definitely intriguing. I feel like we woke up a few people who didn’t know much about the Southland Conference and what kind of talent we had also.”
Next up for Greenwood, he will look to turn pro but no specifics on who and where have been released yet.
“I’m going to look into signing with an agent within the next week and go from there, get some workouts in with different sources and see what happens.”
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