At a Glance | March Madness #12

Three Kiwis were in action and all came away victorious on another day of college basketball March Madness.

Akienne-Tera Reed and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) eased past Davidson University 69-52 in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament.

Reed led the VCU scoring effort with 20 points and was within a rebound of a double-double as she secured nine boards.

The 2018 Tall Fern made it the 15th occasion she has scored 20 points or more in her collegiate career. In addition, her 16 made free-throws tied the VCU all-time record for free-throws made in a single game.

#5 VCU now face #4 Rhode Island in the tournament quarter-finals  – Rhode Island won their regular season encounter 87-68.

James Moors scored the first two points for Colorado State University as the number three ranked team at the Mountain West Tournament took a 33-28 half-time lead against #6 Fresno State.

The quarter-final tie eventually went the way of Colorado State with Moors tallying six points (3/5FG), four rebounds and a block.

There was also quarter-final action at the Big West Tournament, where number three ranked University of California Riverside Highlanders took care of business against fifth seed Hawaii winning 62-52.

Flynn Cameron scored eight points (3/4FG), nabbed four rebounds and a pair of assists, while Angus McWilliam contributed a point and a rebound for the Highlanders.

James Moors, Flynn Cameron and Tera Reed will all be back in action tomorrow with the following also scheduled set out on their quest for a conference title:

Kendell Heremaia (Fordham University) seeded #2 in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.

Yuat Alok (Coppin State University) top seed at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Tobias Cameron (Abilene Christian University) seeded second at the Southland Conference Tournament.

In addition, Thomas Webley and Hartford University Hawks are already through to the America East Conference Final on Sunday.

Also, on Sunday Will Heather (Dallas Baptist University) will be playing Southern Arkansas at the NCAA Division II National Championship.

Finally, congratulations are in order for Tessa Talo-Tomokino. The former Mt Albert Grammar and Harbour guard, who is a freshman at Northeastern State University, has been recognised on the Academic Honour Roll by the Mid-America Athletics Conference.