The opening round of the 2014 NCAA Division III Men's & Women's Basketball Tournament's open tonight (3/7) and four NCAC teams will be in action. In women's hoops, DePauw (21-7) will host Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (24-3) at 7:30 p.m. in Greencastle, Indiana. On the men's side, Wittenberg (21-7) squares off against Calvin (22-5) at 6:30 p.m. in Saint Louis, Missouri, Ohio Wesleyan (20-7) takes on St. Norbert (24-1) at 6:30 p.m. in Bloomington, Illinois, and Wooster (25-3) will host Saint Vincent (22-6) at 7:30 p.m. at Timken Gymnasium. You can follow all the action by accessing each gender's interactive bracket on www.ncaa.com.
The NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament is set to tip-off this weekend with the opening round set to tip-off Friday. Three teams will represent the NCAC on the men's side for second time in the last three years and the fourth time in league history. NCAC Tournament champion Wooster (25-3) earned the league’s automatic bid into the field of 62, while tournament runner-up Wittenberg (21-7) and Ohio Wesleyan (20-7) each earned one of the 20 available at-large invitations. On the women's side, regular season and tournament champion DePauw (27-1) earned its eleventh straight bid to the NCAA Tournament. In preparation for this weekend's action, Russell Kramer, NCAC Assistant Executive Director, caught up with all four head coaches to delve into each team's mindset heading into the 2014 championships.
Kenyon senior Maureen Hirt (Bloomington, IN/North) has been named Player of the Year to highlight the 2014 All-North Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball squad, announced today after voting by the conference's head coaches.
The finalists for the prestigious Jostens Trophy were announced Tuesday by the Rotary Club of Salem, Virginia. The club is responsible for the initial review of annual nominations and narrowing down the men's and women's pools to ten finalists each. On the women's side, Kenyon College senior Maureen Hirt (Bloomington, IN/North) made the cut.
North Coast Athletic Conference regular season and tournament champion DePauw (27-1) earned its eleventh straight bid to the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Tigers will host Claremont-M-S of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (24-3) in a first-round matchup on Friday night.
The NCAC crowned a pair of tournament champions on Saturday night in Men's and Women's Basketball. On the men's side, Wooster (25-3) won the program's 15th NCAC tournament title with a 71-63 win over arch-rival Wittenberg (21-7). In women's action, DePauw (27-1) earned its third-straight tournament title after knocking off Denison (21-7) by a 69-41 margin. The Fighting Scots and Tigers have earned the NCAC's respective automatic bids into the NCAA Division III Basketball Tournament, which begins with first-round play on either March 7 or 8th.
As conference champions, DePauw will be the top seed in the 30th annual NCAC Women’s Basketball Tournament. Tournament play begins with quarterfinal games at campus sites on Tuesday evening. Tournament seeding follows the final regular-season standings with the top four seeds hosting quarterfinal contests.
Denison senior Alex Longi (Cincinnati, OH/St. Xavier) and DePauw senior Alex Gasaway (Crawfordsville, IN/Crawfordsville) have been recognized for their academic and athletic successes this season as the duo earned a spot on the Capital One Academic All-America Team, it was announced on Tuesday, February 18, by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
DePauw (15-0, 24-0), having already captured the NCAC championship and the No. 1 seed for the 2014 NCAC Women’s Basketball Tournament, continued its unbeaten conference record with an 80-47 victory over Kenyon (8-6, 13-9). The final seven seeds for the conference tournament will be determined this week as the NCAC regular season schedule officially comes to a close on Saturday. League action picks back up this Wednesday with four games on the slate, highlighted by Wittenberg (8-6, 13-9) traveling to Kenyon and Oberlin (4-10, 9-14) hosting Ohio Wesleyan (10-4, 15-8). Saturday features DePauw visiting Ohio Wesleyan and Allegheny (7-7, 13-10) hosting Denison (9-5, 17-6).