Claremont-Mudd-Scripps made the No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup disappear into thin air, Bethany Lutheran knocked St. John's out of the tournament, Cabrini won in the closing seconds and Augustana rallied past the System in a wild opening round to the 2018 Division III NCAA Tournament.
Bubble teams could breathe a little easier after Ramapo, Wittenberg and Plattsburgh State took care of business on Saturday afternoon. Plus it was a banner day for Bethany Lutheran, Greenville and New England College which are headed to the Tournament for the first time ever.
Watch St. John's senior John Oliver closely and you may notice something about his play-- his tenacious defense, his energy, his vertical leaping ability. Then you may notice that he's doing it all with one hand. Nathan Ford profiles Oliver in this week's Around the West column.
Can anyone stop Northwestern from earning its seventh straight automatic NCAA tournament berth? What are the most important factors to winning a two-round conference tournament? Nathan Ford breaks it down with UMAC coaches in Around the West.
Bethany Lutheran dropped Greg Holzhueter as its head men's basketball coach after three years, but he didn't stay unemployed long. He's headed to his alma mater Martin Luther where he was a four-sport star to become its new head coach.
Chris Davis dealt with adversity this season with a MCL injury. Prior to this season, the life lessons he has learned have been more paramount for the UWW standout. Plus more in Around the West/Midwest.
Saint Paul, Minn- The Bethany Vikings improved to 1-1, beating the Macalester Scots 90-83. The Vikings dominated most of the game, and carried a lead from half-way through the first half to the end of the game.
Mankato, Minn. - The Bethany Vikings began the first game of the season with a technical foul and the rest of the game fell into place as expected as the Vikings lost to the visiting St. Olaf Oles 96-84.