State Colleges

Barry men face Huntsville in Sweet 16

From Miami Herald Wire Reports

The Barry University men’s basketball team will play in the NCAA Division II Sweet 16 for the first time in school history.

The Buccaneers (25-6) play at No. 12 Alabama Huntsville (25-7) at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday for the South Region title. The winner will advance to the Elite Eight in Frisco, Texas.

The Bucs matched their best record in school history set a year ago when they beat Union (Tennessee) in Sunday’s regional semifinals 74-65.

Barry All-American senior swingman Yunio Barrueta, a native of Hialeah, is the ninth-leading scorer (24.4) in the nation. He is the only player in Division II to score 40 or more points in three games this year. Barrueta was named a First Team All-South Region Monday by the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association. He also averages 9.2 rebounds per game.

Bucs senior guard Anders Haas is averaging 13.2 points and shooting a school career-best .906 from the free-throw line, which ranks sixth in the nation.

Men’s golf

After two days at the Southeastern Collegiate in Valdosta, Georgia,, the No. 3 Nova Southeastern men’s team is seventh, with three individuals in the top 25 ahead of the final round Tuesday. The Sharks have a 588 total after 36 holes, just eight strokes out of third and 15 behind leader West Florida.

Women’s tennis

▪ Miami 6, Columbia 1: The ninth-ranked Hurricanes beat the No. 38 Lions for their third consecutive match victory. UM (7-4, 3-2 ACC) conceded fewer than two games in nine of the 12 sets it won between singles and doubles.

Awards

▪ Two Nova Southeastern basketball players, Kayla Wright and Chris Page, were honored as 2015-16 D2CCA All-Region, in voting by member sports information directors from South Region schools and conferences. Wright, the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year, was the second-highest vote getter, and earned her first award at the regional level as a member of the women’s first team.

Page, for the second season in a row, was chosen as a second-team member.

▪ Nova Southeastern softball player Dajia Jones was chosen as the SSC Player of the Week after going 9 for 19 with three home runs at the NTC Spring Games last weekend.

▪ Barry University’s Niclas Weiland was named the Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week. Weiland, a freshman from Linkoping, Sweden, won his first college tournament last week at Florida Tech’s Panther Invitational.

▪ For the third week in a row, FIU freshman pitcher Megan Kugelmann was named Conference USA Co-Pitcher of the Week. Kugelmann picked up two wins and her first career save in three appearances in the past week.

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