Team #SouthlandStrong Among 16 Still Alive for 3X3U National Championship

first_imgNotable Round of 16 matchups include the Southland and ACC squaring off in the opening game of the day at 9:30 a.m. CT, hometown favorite Jordan Murphy and the Big Ten taking on the MAC at 11:10 a.m. and the Colonial against the SoCon at 11:30 a.m. in a matchup of Conference Players of the Year Justin Wright-Foreman and Fletcher Magee. Each of the eight pool winners posted perfect 3-0 records after the first two days of play. The ACC (Pool A), West Coast (B), American Athletic (C), SEC (D), MAAC (E), Big Ten (F), Colonial (G) and the Pac-12 (H) earned the top spot in their pools. Given the extensive fan interest over the last two days, Sunday’s games are expected draw a wide audience. The 2019 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship has generated over six million live views on Twitter, in addition to the thousands of fans that have watched many of the Tournament’s 48 pool play games in person over the last two days. The Round of 16 begins tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. CT followed immediately by quarterfinals action. Both rounds will be streamed live exclusively on Twitter at @3X3UHoops. The runners-up in each pool also secured bids to the Round of 16, including the Patriot League out of Pool A, the Southland out of Pool B, the Northeast Conference out of Pool C, the Big South out of Pool D, the Mid-American out of Pool E, the Big Sky out of Pool F, Conference USA out of Pool G and the Southern Conference out of Pool H. BRACKETBLOOMINGTON, Minn. – After two days of competitive pool play, the team made up of former Southland Conference players is one of 16 squads that has punched a ticket to Sunday’s knockout round of the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship. They’ll compete for the event’s $100,000 grand prize.The Southland team features Abilene Christian’s Jaren Lewis, Sam Houston State’s Cameron Delaney, Stephen F. Austin’s Shannon Bogues, and Southeastern Louisiana’s Moses Greenwood. The semifinals, third-place game and Championship Game of the 2019 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will be televised live on ESPN2 beginning at 2 p.m., when one team will win the ultimate prize of $100,000, and earn the right to represent the Tournament at the 2019 USA Basketball 3×3 Open National Championship in Las Vegas next month.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Raffles Praslin Sey

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Raffles Praslin, Seychelles has created an exclusive  “Ranger for a Day” experience, where guests spend a day with a park ranger on the neighboring island of Curieuse immersed in environmental conservation activities.This rare ‘behind the scenes’ visit includes access to areas that are normally off limits and home to hundreds of giant tortoises, tropical birds, turtles, lush green mangroves, Coco de Mer palms, giant Takamaka trees, and other endemic flora and fauna species to be found only in Seychelles, or on the island. The activities are conducted in partnership with the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) and engage guests with the local environment, through unique hands-on experiences and interaction with the natural elements.The resort is also launching a “Mini Ranger” program, accessible for kids from 7 to 12 years old. The half day experience on Curieuse island includes interaction with tortoises, tree planting at the nursery, and nature walk with Raffles Ranger, sharing its knowledge about the local environment, in a fun and educational way.“Ranger for a Day” is a non-profit progam developed by Raffles Praslin, Seychelles, in collaboration with SNPA, and the funds collected from the activity, priced at AUD263 per person*, will be donated to SNPA, to help the organisation in its mission to protect the local environment.* based on exchange rate at time of print, subject to change.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more