As teams started to return from holiday break, upsets started to return to the scoreboard. Wilmington and Elmhurst knocked off unbeaten ranked foes, Whitman won a thriller and the Hope women gutted out a win over Oshkosh.
There are teams playing exceptionally well or way above expectations thanks to plenty of younger talent. Tonight on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talks to coaches who have a youth movement help lead the way. Plus Pat Coleman helps recap an incredible Augustana vs. Elmhurst battle. And a new partner for the show is announced! Watch Hoopsville On Demand or listen to the podcasts.
Elmhurst's tip-in at the end of regulation came just after the buzzer, but the Bluejays recovered in overtime to defeat No. 1 Augustana. Plus Hope and WPI rallied and Calvin topped Trine. That and more in Wednesday's men's action.
The first-ever showdown of top-five teams in Elmhurst lived up to its billing as the over 1,900 standing-room only fans in attendance were treated to a contest that featured 19 lead changes, 13 ties, a pair of on-court celebrations by Elmhurst fans, a video review at the end of regulation and eventually, a 77-75 overtime win by the Bluejays.
Not too many Division III men's basketball teams go the entirety of their winter break without playing a game. And for those who do, today could have been a huge awakening. Just ask Amherst. That and more in Saturday's men's action.
The John Carroll Blue Streaks edged Marietta to stay unbeaten while the Elmhurst Bluejays outlasted Buena Vista. Meanwhile there were a pair of Top 25 upsets in Texas and Sydney Moss had another grand game in Grand Rapids. That and more in today's recap.
The craziest year in recent Division III men's basketball history put up an opening round of the NCAA Tournament to match, as Northwestern got its first NCAA Tournament win with a dagger at the buzzer vs. No. 3 St. Thomas, Defiance dominated the final 10 minutes to knock out the defending champ and No. 5 St. Norbert went down in 3 OT.
At this point in the season, it is about getting the job done. On Sunday's Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talked to many teams who are doing just that: No. 22 Elmhurst and Brooklyn men's teams along with No. 9 Tufts and No. 22 Maryville women's squads. McHugh also talked to retiring Piedmont AD and former Cabrini coach John Dzik. Watch the show On Demand now!