The San Berndino Valley College men’s basketball team opens play in the CCCAA Elite Eight at 5 p.m. on Friday at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. The next foe for Quincy Brewer’s Wolverines (30-2), who have won 20 straight games, will be Foothill (22-7).
That seems to bode well for SBVC, the No. 1 seed out of the South, as Foothill is the No. 4 out of the North. Foothill was only the No. 14 seed in the North draw so they are the Cinderella story of the playoffs thus far.
The Owls do play in a competitive conference with their most notable foes being Ohlone and San Francisco, so they can not be overlooked.
The one man playing like a beast right now is Orlando Brazier – 45 points and 24 rebounds in the last two playoffs games. I like SBVC’s athleticism and depth. They also have the experience, with an entire team of players that went to the Elite Eight last year, only to lose in triple overtime because they couldn’t make a free throw.
All the games will be well worth watching if you’re in the area!
Here is the men’s quarterfinal schedule . . .
Irvine Valley (S-3) vs. San Francisco (N-2), 1 p.m.
Saddleback (S-4) vs. Ohlone (N-1), 3 p.m.
Foothill (N-4) vs. San Bernardino (S-1), 5 p.m.
San Jose City (N-3) vs. Citrus (S-2), 7 p.m.
The women’s quarterfinals are on Thursday. Here is that schedule too.
Pasadena (S-4) vs. San Francisco (N-1), 1 p.m.
Mt. San Antonio (S-3) vs. Santa Rosa (N-2), 3 p.m.
Chabot (N-4) vs. Fullerton (S-1), 5 p.m.
Laney (N-3) vs. Ventura (S-2), 7 p.m.