St. Norbert, Franklin pull Sunday upsets
|Izaiah Anderson had 10 points
and nine rebounds for St. Norbert in Sunday's win against
Ferron Photography for St. Norbert
St. Norbert struck a blow for the Midwest Conference against the WIAC, as the Green Knights got UW-Whitewater to commit 18 turnovers 66-55.
The Green Knights (7-3) turned back every Whitewater challenge, leading for the last 11 minutes, 40 seconds to win the first meeting between the two in-state teams since the 1984 Division III NCAA Tournament.
Franklin knocked off No. 17 Illinois Wesleyan 67-66 at buzzer to remain undefeated at home and finish 2012 on a high note.
Illinois Wesleyan rallied to take a 66-65 lead with six seconds left, but Gunner Erwin drove the length of the floor for the game-winning layup. Franklin improves to 7-4 and 5-0 at home while the Titans drop to 8-3. Full recap
Emory continued top-ranked Virginia Wesleyan's free fall by beating the Marlins 91-82 in overtime. Virginia Wesleyan has lost three straight while the Eagles up their record to 8-2.
No. 2 Middlebury (9-0) didn't show much rust against RPI despite playing its first game in 22 days. The Panthers scored the game's first seven points and won 105-86. No. 18 WPI (11-0) led from tip to finish in a 66-44 win over Colby-Sawyer. Randolph (11-0) stayed perfect in exciting fashion. The WildCats rallied against Huntingdon (3-8) to send the game to overtime where Colton Hunt's layup gave Randolph a 75-73 victory.
At the other end of the spectrum, SUNYIT got its first win of the season. The Wildcats took care of Massachussets College 81-77.
Cabrini sophomore Aaron Walton-Moss, who was the 2012 national rookie of the year, had an impressive start to his second season. He scored 26 points in just 15 minutes and the Cavaliers rolled over Wesleyan (Conn.), 87-69.