In the national semifinals, top-ranked AU (35-0) will face defending Division II champion Glenville (W.Va.) State (32-2) at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Joseph Civic Arena.
If the Eagles are to reach the championship game for the first time since 2018, they must play better ball protection than they did in Monday’s 81-72 quarterfinal victory over Texas-Tyler. The Patriots scored 22 points as Ashland turned the ball over 19 times.
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Date: March 22, 2023
Venue: St. Joseph Civic Center St. Joseph, Missouri
Start Time: 9:30 PM ET
TV: CBS Sports Network
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Division II Semifinal 2023: Glenville State vs. Ashland basketball preview
Glenville (33-2) defeated Tampa 78-68 in the fourth of Tuesday’s four quarterfinal games. The Pioneers forced 26 turnovers, resulting in 30 points. Those figures are standard for Glenville. The Pioneers force 27.3 turnovers per game and score 30.3 points off of their opponent’s mistakes.
While the Eagles struggled to keep the ball in play against Tyler, they shot it with impressive efficiency. Ashland shot 55% from the field and 50% from behind the three-point line (13-for-26). AU made its first seven field goal attempts.
Pickens led by as many as 16 points in the third quarter, thanks to sophomore forward Zoe Miller’s 15-point performance off the bench. The Bowling Green transfer made three of five three-point attempts.
UT Tyler has seven losses and is the only team in the final eight that wasn’t supposed to make it. The other seven were all No. 1 seeds in their respective regionals and got to play on their home courts in front of raucous crowds. Catawba’s next chapter begins on Monday at 1 p.m.
It will take place at the Civic Arena in St. Joseph, Missouri. Cal State University, Dominguez Hills is the opponent. That’s quite a mouthful. CSUDH is a much more reasonable abbreviation for Cal State University, Dominguez Hills. Catawba is ranked sixth, while CSUDH is ranked third, making the Indian’s underdogs in the first round.