Friday’s NCAA Tournament schedule saw two former CPA players take center stage.
Junior Craig Bradshaw almost became the belle of the ball as No. 15 Belmont gave No.2 Virginia a scare – trailing 62-60 late in the second half before the Cavaliers pulled away for a 79-67 win.
Bradshaw had a game-high 25 points, sinking 5-of-9 3-pointers. One of which banked off the backboard, causing the former CPA Lion to turn to the play-by-play announcers on his way back down court and yell “I called that.”
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 20, 2015
If anyone was doubting the intention, his former coach cleared it up.
People- @CBrad_23 meant to bank it!
— Drew Maddux (@DrewMaddux) March 20, 2015
Later in the day, Freshman Jalen Lindsey took the floor as No. 6 Providence faced No. 11 Dayton. Lindsey played at CPA for three years before transferring to Huntington Prep for his senior year.
He had a solid performance in the Friars’ 66-53 loss to Dayton, making 4-of-8 3-pointers for 12 points.
Positive #3: Jalen Lindsey emergence. Huge summer ahead for him. Build on the late confidence and expand his game. #pcbb
— Welcome to Friartown (@FriarFrenzy) March 21, 2015
The Flyers win was the only upset win of the day, causing everyone who felt their bracket was busted yesterday to feel a glimmer of hope they can still pull out a Top 5 finish in their pool.
Eight games are on the schedule today with a pair of Cinderellas tipping off at 11:10 a.m. (No. 14 UAB vs. No. 11 UCLA).
Oddly enough, Tourney favorite Kentucky vs. Cincinnati is the following CBS game at 1:40 p.m.