Wheaton (Ill.) men's basketball news

  • Swat, Titans advance to title game
    March 15, 2019
    Swarthmore held off Christopher Newport to advance to the national title game for the first time, while UW-Oshkosh put away Wheaton to return to the finals, despite more than 40 points from Aston Francis.
  • Wheaton concludes its sensation 2019 season in loss to UW-Oshkosh in the D3 National Semifinal
    March 15, 2019
    Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Wheaton Thunder men's basketball team had its sensational 2019 postseason run ended on Friday night. No. 4 ranked UW-Oshkosh defeated the Thunder 104-85 in the NCAA Division III National Semifinal at Fort Wayne's Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. UW-Oshkosh will play Swarthmore College on Friday night at 7:06 p.m. (EDT) in the Division III National Championship Game.
  • Francis, Temple win Jostens Trophy
    March 12, 2019
    It's going to be a busy week for Wheaton's Aston Francis and Thomas More's Madison Temple, and it kicks off with each of them winning the honor which goes to Division III's most well-rounded student-athlete.
  • Wheaton, Oshkosh set for semifinal rematch
    March 12, 2019
    Aston Francis scored 45 points back in November when Wheaton beat UW-Oshkosh. That game seems light-years away as the teams prepare to meet again Friday in the Final Four. Joe Sager has more in a Road to Fort Wayne feature.
  • D3hoops.com 2019 men's All-Central Region team
    March 11, 2019
    As if there were any question as to who the Player of the Year in this region would be, but plenty of debate on Coach of the Year.
  • Hoopsville: Final Fours
    March 10, 2019
    A record(s) shattering performance on the men's side highlights the weekend. Home teams, barely, holding their own highlights the women's weekend. Sunday night on Hoopsville, Dave and guests recap the weekend and look ahead at the Championship Weekends. Watch the show On Demand or listen to the podcast here.
  • Francis punches Thunder's ticket with 62
    March 09, 2019
    Aston Francis scored a Division III NCAA Tournament record 62 points, including a fallaway 3-pointer in the corner with 11.7 seconds left to give Wheaton the lead for the final time. Swarthmore punched its first ticket to the semis as well, while CNU and UW-Oshkosh will make return trips.
  • Wheaton defeats No. 3 Augustana 93-79 in NCAA Sectional action
    March 08, 2019
    Rock Island, Ill. - The Wheaton men's basketball team defeated Augustana 93-79 on Friday night in the Sectional Semifinal round of the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament. Wheaton scored 63 points in the second half, out-scoring the Vikings 63-43 in the final 20 minutes of the game.
  • Here's the point: Aston Francis is amazing
    March 07, 2019
    You've seen the headlines: 54 points against UW-Platteville, back-to-back 40-point nights in the NCAA Tournament, 33 points per game. But the most important point on that list of all those points is that Wheaton's Aston Francis is amazing. Here's how he got that way, in a Road to Fort Wayne feature by Nathan Ford.
  • Hoopsville: Shockingly Sweet
    March 03, 2019
    Upsets, close games, tough matchups. It was a thrilling opening weekend of the NCAA Tournaments. We recap the weekend and start looking to next weekend on Hoopsville. Guests from around the country join us. Catch up On Demand or listen to the podcast.
  • Francis pours in another 42
    March 02, 2019
    The Wheaton men's basketball team defeated Wooster 78-70 in front of a capacity crowd on Saturday at Wooster's Timken Gymnasium in a second round matchup of the Division III men's basketball NCAA Tournament.
  • Jostens Trophy finalists announced
    March 01, 2019
    The Salem Rotary Club announced the 20 finalists for Division III's premier award recognizing excellence on and off the court. The men's and women's award winner will be introduced on Thursday, March 14.
  • First round means big performances
    March 01, 2019
    Gwynedd Mercy advanced to the second round for the fourth time, Nichols won a nail-biter and Aston Francis scored 42 points, while Dom LeMorta outdid him by three to lead Alfred to a first-round win in its first NCAA Tournament game in a generation. More in the men's first-round wrapup.
  • Tuesday: Oh-highs and lows
    February 19, 2019
    Wooster won a nail biter in the first round of the NCAC tournament while Marietta fell at home to John Carroll in the OAC playoffs. Elsewhere Aston Francis extended his career and the Ohio Northern women upset Baldwin Wallace.
  • Team of the Week
    February 11, 2019
    D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
  • Wheaton defeats No. 13 North Central on the road; Aston Francis sets Wheaton single-season scoring record and single-game three-point record
    February 09, 2019
    Naperville, Ill. – The Wheaton men’s basketball team earned a key 82-71 victory at No. 13 ranked North Central on Saturday night. Tonight’s win was the first Thunder victory in North Central’s Gregory Arena since 2012 and Wheaton’s first win against the Cardinals since the 2013-14 season. Wheaton, ranked fourth in the most recent NCAA Central Region poll, improves to 17-7 overall and 10-5 in CCIW play. North Central, ranked third in the NCAA’s regional poll, is now 18-5 on the season with a 10-4 CCIW record.
  • No. 4 Augustana tops Wheaton 93-83 in a key CCIW matchup
    February 06, 2019
    Rock Island, Ill. – The fourth-ranked Augustana men’s basketball team (21-2, 13-1 CCIW) defeated Wheaton 93-83 on Wednesday night. Wheaton (16-7, 9-5 CCIW) remains on the road for its next conference matchup on Saturday when the Thunder travels to North Central for a key matchup with the Cardinals at 7:00 p.m. in Naperville.
  • Wheaton MBB tops Carthage 81-64; Anajuwon Spencer leads Wheaton with a career-high 22 points
    January 26, 2019
    Kenosha, Wis. – The Wheaton men’s basketball team defeated Carthage College (7-12, 2-8 CCIW) on Saturday night 81-64. Wheaton has won seven of its last eight games and now owns a 15-5 overall record with an 8-3 CCIW record.
  • Wednesday men: Scoring all the points
    January 23, 2019
    Aaron Jones poured in 28 points to lift North Central (Ill.) to 15-3, someone not named Aston Francis poured in 47 points, and someone who is named Aston Francis scored 45 in Division III men's basketball action on Wednesday night.
  • Wheaton men's basketball tops Illinois Wesleyan 86-77 for first season sweep of the Titans since 2009-10
    January 23, 2019
    Wheaton, Ill. – The Wheaton men's basketball team topped Illinois Wesleyan 86-77 on Wednesday night in King Arena. Tonight's win gives the Thunder the season sweep of the regular season schedule, the first season sweep of IWU since 2009-10 and the sixth time Wheaton has swept the Titans since Wheaton rejoined the CCIW in 1967-68.
  • Team of the Week
    January 21, 2019
    D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
  • Aston Francis scores 49 points as Wheaton tops North Park 77-65
    January 19, 2019
    Wheaton, Ill. – The Wheaton men's basketball team used a second half surge to top North Park (4-14, 2-7 CCIW) tonight in King Arena.
  • Wheaton narrowly falls to second-ranked Augustana, 77-73
    January 16, 2019
    Wheaton, Ill. – The Wheaton men's basketball team hosted second-ranked Augustana (16-1, 8-0 CCIW) on Wednesday night inside King Arena. The Vikings hung on to earn a 77-73 victory against the Thunder. Wheaton is now 12-5 overall and 5-3 in CCIW play.
  • Wheaton (Ill.) tops Elmhurst 92-85 in a key CCIW road win
    January 12, 2019
    Elmhurst, Ill. - The Wheaton men's basketball team picked up its fourth-consecutive victory on Saturday night with a 92-85 victory at Elmhurst College (9-7, 4-3 CCIW). Wheaton improves to 12-4 overall and 5-2 in CCIW play with tonight's win.
  • Wheaton men's basketball tops Carroll 79-61
    January 05, 2019
    Wheaton, Ill. – The Wheaton men’s basketball team earned a 79-61 victory at home against Carroll University (5-10, 1-5 CCIW) on Saturday night. Wheaton improves to 10-4 overall and 3-2 in CCIW play with tonight’s victory.
  • Wheaton men's basketball tops Carthage 77-57
    January 02, 2019
    Wheaton, Ill. - The Thunder men's basketball team returned to CCIW play on Wednesday night with a convincing 77-57 victory over Carthage. The win snaps a two-game skid for the Thunder and moves their record to 9-4 overall and 2-2 in the CCIW. Carthage falls to 6-7 overall and 1-3 in conference play. Wheaton will return to action on Saturday night, when the Thunder host Carroll University for a 7 pm tip at King Arena.
  • Team of the Week
    December 17, 2018
    D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
  • Francis pours in 54 as Wheaton rolls at Platteville
    December 12, 2018
    Aston Francis scored 34 of his 54 points in the decisive first half as Wheaton (Ill.) rolled to a 99-77 road victory at UW-Platteville on Wednesday night.
  • Francis hits big shot; Saints hold off upset bid
    December 05, 2018
    Aston Francis hit the biggest men's basketball shot of the night, burying a 3 at the buzzer to lift Wheaton at No. 8 Illinois Wesleyan, while the Thomas More women, playing their third road game in five days, held off Marietta's charge. More in Wednesday's recap.
  • Wheaton (Ill.) hands #8-Illinois Wesleyan its first loss on Aston Francis' three at the buzzer
    December 05, 2018
    Bloomington, Ill. - Down one with five seconds to play, everyone in attendance at Wednesday night's CCIW battle at the Shirk Center knew who was getting the last shot for Wheaton. Aston Francis nailed a step-back three-pointer from the top of the key as time expired, giving Wheaton a 90-88 victory over #8-ranked Illinois Wesleyan. The victory stops a two-game slide for the Thunder and moves their record to 6-2 overall and 1-1 in the CCIW while knocking Illinois Wesleyan from the ranks of the unbeatnes at 7-1 overall and 1-1 in the CCIW. Wheaton has now won consecutive games at the Shirk Center for the first time since 2009-10.
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