|Jordan Daley led Calvin in the Classic's final game.
Photo by Larry Radloff, d3photography.com
Whitworth guard Kenny Love and George Fox post player Justine Benner were named the Most Outstanding Players of the D3hoops.com Classic, while Calvin gained a split on the final day and ruined St. Vincent College's chances of going 5-0 at the event.
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St. Vincent sent both its men's and women's basketball teams to the D3hoops.com Classic, and they came within one game of pulling off a complete sweep. On Wednesday, the women defeated La Verne to go 2-0 in Las Vegas, but the men lost in the tournament finale, 77-66 to Calvin. Jordan Daley scored a game-high 20 points and Nate Drews came off the bench to add 17 on 5-for-8 shooting from downtown to pace the Knights, who improved to 5-6. Jasmine Weems and Mara Benvenuti each scored 14 points for the Bearcat women as St. Vincent rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit to win 68-61.
No. 2 Whitworth improved to 11-0 on the season, rallying to defeat Mary Hardin-Baylor 68-58. The Pirates, who were down by six with 10 minutes to go, outscored the Crusaders (3-6) 26-10 the rest of the way for the win. Kenny Love and Christian Jurlina each scored 15 to lead the Pirates.
UW-Stout gained a split at the 2015 D3hoops.com Classic as well, as Jalen Patterson scored 15 points in 17 minutes off the bench and the depth of the Blue Devils shone through in a 63-62 win vs. Skidmore. The Blue Devils had the game in hand late but nearly coughed it up by shooting just 18-for-33 from the foul line. However, Skidmore couldn't get a good look at a shot at the final buzzer.
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