Wooster junior guard Xavier Brown (Bowling Green, OH/Bowling Green) was named a third-team All-American by D3hoops.com, the website announced prior to Saturday evening's NCAA Div. III national championship game in Salem, Virginia.
For the third time this week, Wooster senior guard Doug Thorpe (Columbus, OH/Eastmoor Academy) has received national recognition from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) as he was named a First-Team All-American on Thursday, March 20th. Since the 1960-61 season, Thorpe is just the third Wooster men's basketball player to be named to the NABC All-America First Team as Bryan Nelson earned the distinction in 2003 and Tom Port made the list in 2007.
Wooster senior guard Doug Thorpe (Columbus, OH/Eastmoor Acad.) was selected to play in the Reese's Division III All-Star game, it was announced by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
The North Coast was well represented on the National Association of Basketball Coaches' (NABC) All-District squads that were announced on March 18th. Wooster senior guard Doug Thorpe (Columbus, OH/Eastmoor Acad.) named All-Great Lakes District Player of the Year.
Denison University won two outright winter sport league championships to go along with one second-place finish and one third-place finish to maintain its lead in the race for the 2013-14 North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports Championship.
The North Coast Athletic Conference had four teams compete in the NCAA Division III Basketball Tournament for the second time in the last three years over the weekend, led by the DePauw women advancing to the round of 16 for the eighth time since 1998.
The 2013-14 NCAC men's basketball season came to a close on Saturday night as Wooster (26-4) suffered a heartbreaking 67-64 defeat at the hands of Dickinson (23-6). The Fighting Scots, who finished the 2013-14 season as the NCAC regular season and tournament champions, were led on the night by freshman Dan Fanelly with 15 points and eight rebounds, while senior Kenny DeBoer also 14 points and five rebounds in his final collegiate game.
Both NCAC regular season and tournament champions have advanced in the 2014 NCAA Division III Basketball Tournament following opening-round wins on Friday night. In women's action, DePauw (28-1) defeated Claremont-Mudd-Scripps by a 79-68 margin behind a 20-point, eight-rebound performance from senior Alex Gasaway. On the men's side, Wooster guard Xavier Brown led the Fighting Scots with 15 points en route to a 76-67 victory over Saint Vincent (22-7). The Tigers and Fighting Scots will both play second round games on their home floors tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. with DePauw taking on Transylvania (26-2) and Wooster squaring off against Dickinson (22-6). CLICK HERE to watch Wooster's post game press conference.
The Ohio Wesleyan (20-8) and Wittenberg (21-8) men's basketball teams were both eliminated from the 2014 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament on Friday night. The Battling Bishops fell against St. Norbert (25-1), 87-79, while the Tigers suffered a 66-51 defeat at the hands of Calvin (23-5).