Tampa outlasts Harding in South Region quarterfinal

I’ll have a more full-featured review of the last game of the Bisons’ season this week, but the rest of the weekend’s basketball action has me mostly distracted right now.  Harding lost to a better Tampa team in Lakeland, although the Spartans were only marginally better.  HU will have some pieces in place next year, but they’ll have to replace Matt Hall, who had 27 points in the final game of his career.

Benedict, North Alabama, and Ouachita Baptist advanced to the semifinals, with the latter toppling the host team and #1 seed in Florida Southern.  OBU will face UNA this evening during the D-I Selection Show, which means I certainly won’t be paying attention.  Benedict and Tampa will play in the non-GSC semifinal, with today’s winners hoping to advance to Springfield, Massachusetts and the Elite Eight by winning Tuesday’s South Region title game.


2 thoughts on “Tampa outlasts Harding in South Region quarterfinal

  1. I saw on hardingsports.com that Hall finished his career second on the Bisons all-time scoring list, 28 points behind Butch Gardner. He had a great career, and I was glad to witness part of it (the early stages) first-hand.

    I would’ve liked to have seen more of him post injury to see to what extent (if any) that changed his game.

    Do you have any idea of his professional prospects? Is he good enough to play in Europe? The NBDL? The San Antonio Spurs? OK, so I’m joking about the last one…

  2. I’m not sure if any teams or leagues have been looking at him, but I would imagine he could at least play in Europe like Aaron Farley did. With his size and skill, he could probably do even better.

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