action:article | category:SPORTS22 | adString:SPORTS22 | zoneID:40

Home » Sports » College Sports

March 18. 2014 10:06PM

St. Anselm men bounced from NCAAs by Southern Connecticut State

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Southern Connecticut State University went on a 14-3 run early in the second half and held on for a 78-72 victory over St. Anselm College in the NCAA Division II East Regional final at Moore Field House on Tuesday night.

The Owls advanced to the NCAA Division II quarterfinals in Evansville, Ind.

SCSU’s Tylon Smith, who was named tournament Most Valuable Player, led the Owls with 29 points, 18 of which came in the final 20 minutes.

The Hawks hit on only seven of 31 shots from 3-point range.

“The way we’re built, we have to make shots,” said St. Anselm coach Keith Dickson. “From behind the line, we’re about 40 percent with John Nielsen, Mike McCahey and Roy Mabrey. That’s what (we) have done successfully, and tonight, we just couldn’t knock them down.

“It’s going to be hard to beat a team like that when we are seven of 31,” said Dickson. “The only reason we were in the game is that they (the Owls) shot the ball so poorly.”

Roy Mabrey and Chris Santo led the St. Anselm with 16 points each in the loss that concluded the Hawks’ campaign at 22-8. Dominic Borelli finished with 12 points in 19 minutes of playing time.

The top-seeded Owls struggled at the outset, as indicated by a 28.9 shooting success from the floor through the first half. The Hawks had a jagged beginning, as well, hitting on just 11 of 38 shots.

St. Anselm’s early lead was aided by eight turnovers by the hosts.

The Hawks came into the contest with a 24-11 record all-time against the Owls.

The Hawks’ McCahey provided his team with a seven-point advantage heading into the break when he drilled a short jumper.

The Hawks watched their lead dissolve in the second half as the Owls dominated the glass.

With 10:35 to go in regulation, Mike Mallory’s fast break layup evened the contest at 48. Jose Cruz’s lay-up with 2:47 to go capped the deal for the home club.

“Obviously, we’re disappointed in not coming out on top,” said Dickson. “This is not an easy game to get to. I thought that SC was extremely vulnerable tonight. I don’t think they played anywhere near their best game.”

 NH Sports Angle more
Links to news and happenings around the world of sports with a Granite State connection, updated daily.

Spurs' Matt Bonner will wear aew Adidas Crazy 8 shoes for Christmas Day game

Jason Saltmarsh: Runners should never have to pay for their race photos

Ex-official pleads guilty to embezzling thousands from Pembroke football nonprofit

Former New Hampshire goalie DeSmith tells his side of arrest, dismissal from team

NH hockey team moving to Maine could be worth at least $1 million in economic activity say city officials

New owners of Claremont plan to put speedway back on track

Speedway in Claremont bought for nearly $519,000

Lebanon marathoner qualifies for US Olympic Trials

Matt Bonner talks about the end of the run, making the simple play, and playing until he's 40

Ex-UNH goalie agrees to diversion,receive counseling, avoids jail

Wildcats will face Chattanooga in prime time

New England Revolution forward Charlie Davies teaches supporters how to believe

Helmetless Football? Its the new practice at UNH


DeSmith officially dismissed from New Hampshire team, but can return to class as of Dec. 20

San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner (15), of Concord, N.H., shoots the ball against Boston Celtics center Tyler Zeller (44) during the second half at TD Garden.

Rapper Lil B gives shoutout to…Matt Bonner?

Manchester Central's Tyler Stratton watches his shot get by Spaulding High School (Rochester) goalie Derek Scott during a shootout at the 2012 Bauer Christmas Hockey Classic hosted at JFK Coliseum in Manchester.

VFW downsizing threatens Spaulding hockey due to loss of venue for Bingo fundraisers

Eagles notes: Kelly committed to current job

5 face riot charges in beating incident at football game

Ayotte rips top sports league commissioners for snubbing hearing on domestic violence

Manchester Monarchs sign Josh Gratton to AHL contract

Can football without helmets lead to fewer concussions?

Trial date set for former UNH hockey coach accused of assaulting player


 New Hampshire Events Calendar


Upcoming Events

 New Hampshire Business Directory