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Saturday women: No. 1 Tufts tips No. 4 AmherstNo. 1 Tufts knocked No. 4 Amherst a step back in the three-way race for first in the NESCAC, and Messiah knocked No. 24 Albright off the list of unbeaten teams. Elsewhere No. 8 Whitman rallied past No. 16 George Fox and No. 6 UW-Whitewater stayed hot.
Wednesday women: First of allNo. 6 UW-Whitewater, No. 9 Transylvania and No. 24 Albright kept first place in their conferences to themselves with big wins on Wednesday night. Elsewhere No. 7 Wartburg created a three-way tie in the ARC and RIC anchored itself atop the LEC.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 23rd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Saturday women: Du tellNo. 19 Loras went on the road and defeated No. 5 Wartburg on Saturday afternoon while No. 21 Trinity and No. 23 Bethel beat other ranked teams to take over first place in their conferences. Plus E'town stumbled No. 6 Scranton and UAA play began with wins for No. 16 Chicago and New York U.
Wednesday women: Perfection protectedNo. 23 Bethel and Albright stayed perfect in similar fashion as both teams built big leads, lost them and rallied to victory. Elsewhere Illinois Wesleyan and St. Vincent asserted themselves in their conference races.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 23rd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Hoopsville: Wild SeasonWe already knew this season could be crazy, but the last few weeks just how wild this season will actually be. It seemed no Top 25 teams were even safe. Sunday on Hoopsville, we try and recap all the gift-giving starting. Watch On Demand or listen to podcast here.
Saturday men: Turnabout is fair playGuilford got knocked off, UW-Oshkosh handed UW-La Crosse its first loss and two CCIW teams won in overtime on Saturday, Jan. 4, the first full day of Division III men's basketball play in 2020.
Saturday women: Comets, Hope finish strongTexas-Dallas caught fire in the second half at No. 5 Mary Hardin-Baylor and No. 4 Hope closed out Trine late in the fourth quarter of Saturday's marquee match-ups. Elsewhere Amherst roughed up Widener and UW-La Crosse beat UW-Oshkosh. Get the recap here.
No. 1 Swarthmore holds off Rochester rallyRochester rallied for three late leads before top-ranked Swarthmore came back for a 59-56 victory on Thursday night.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 23rd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Muskingum wins in final seconds; Ranked teams salvage splitsMarcus Dempsey poured in 28 points, but someone else hit the game-winner for Muskingum, while Scranton and DeSales came away with splits on the final day of the 2019 Classic.
Monday: 'Roos beat Cru, Quakers win, tooAustin College stayed perfect with an impressive win over No. 5 Mary Hardin-Baylor while No. 7 Wartburg won another holiday tournament title. On the men's side, Guilford beat the buzzer and No. 2 Emory and the Ducks hunted down the Blue Jays.
Sunday: Fly, Eagles, flyTwo sets of Eagles improved to 10-0 as No. 2 Emory topped UW-Oshkosh and No. 15 UW-La Crosse held off Augustana. On the women's side, No. 7 Wartburg blitzed No. 14 Baldwin Wallace and Mass-Boston upset No. 12 Messiah.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 23rd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Hoopsville: MilestoneA number of DIII coaches will hit milestone numbers this season. On Sunday's Hoopsville, we chat with several coaches who have either reached 500 or 600 win plateaus. Watch the show On Demand or listen to the Podcast here.
Hoopsville: Holiday RushWhile the basketball season tends to slow down between finals and the holidays, that hasn't slowed down the action and news in Division III. Watch Hoopsville On Demand (or listen to the podcast) as Dave and guests help everyone keep pace to the apparent Holiday Rush this year.
Wednesday: Niland hits milestoneDave Niland became the second Division III coach in five days to win his 500th game as Penn State-Behrend defeated Fredonia. Elsewhere Bethel shut down No. 18 UW-Stevens Point and Augsburg sent the St. Thomas women to another defeat.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 23rd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Tufts tops rankings againAmherst's loss is Tufts gain -- the Jumbos are once again the No. 1 team in the country, marking the third time they have reached that position. Plus the Warhawks and Gusties enter the rankings. Get the full list here.
Saturday men: Area 51 for EllisJason Ellis scored 51 points to lead No. 8 Marietta to victory over John Carroll while Division III's active career scoring leader added another milestone to his resume. Meanwhile No. 8 Randolph-Macon stayed hot and New England produced a baffling upset. Read about it here.
Saturday women: Gone with the GustieGustavus Adolphus snapped St. Thomas' 77-game conference winning streak on Saturday afternoon with a 62-57 win in St. Paul while No. 7 Mary Hardin-Baylor cruised past No. 12 Whitman. Also Mary Washington outlasted former CAC foe Marymount. Get the recap here.
Wednesday: Still unbeaten, bearlyTop-ranked Swarthmore survived a scare on the road at Ursinus to stay undefeated while No. 21 Carthage edged No. 19 North Central in the teams' conference opener. On the women's side, Luther picked up its first W by hanging an L on No. 17 Loras.
Saints topple MammothsEmmanuel's 11-0 fourth quarter run coupled with another big game from All-American Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda lifted the Saints over No. 1 Amherst, 60-55. Game story courtesy of Emmanuel College.
Spirk wins No. 600 as Hounds rallyMoravian head coach Mary Beth Spirk won her 600th game when the Greyhounds ran past regional rival Muhlenberg, 58-54. Game story courtesy of Moravian College.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 23rd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Tuesday: Birds of a different featherThis week is usually about turkeys but on Tuesday night Owls and Eagles made the headlines in Division III basketball. Plus DeSales is still top dog in the Lehigh Valley in women's hoops.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 23rd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Saturday men: Deja vu all over againEight months after beating Nebraska Wesleyan in the NCAA Tournament, St. Thomas did it again on Saturday afternoon. Elsewhere Randolph-Macon continued its mastery of rival Hampden-Sydney and No. 2 UW-Oshkosh stumbled against another CCIW foe.
Saturday women: Slow your rollMarymount and Wisconsin Lutheran snapped the season-opening win streaks for their ranked foes while No. 2 Tufts and No. 16 Transylvania kept their streaks going with narrow victories on Saturday.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 23rd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Saturday: A toast to the North CoastIt was a good afternoon for the North Coast Athletic Conference women as No. 10 DePauw edged UW-Whitewater and Ohio Wesleyan topped No. 11 Trine. On the men's side, UW-Platteville dumped No. 7 Wash U. and No. 17 Augustana held off Calvin.
Tuesday: Take two for TitansNo. 2 UW-Oshkosh topped No. 3 North Central (Ill.) for its second straight road win over a ranked foe and Union's Mike Concannon blasted No. 25 St. John Fisher. On the women's side Illinois Wesleyan tripped No. 18 Chicago and Southern Virginia got a big game from a different name in its opener.
Our preseason women's All-America teamWho are the players to watch when the Division III women's basketball season tips off this weekend? You can start with the 25 players on our preseason All-America team.
Division III's master teacher gets Hall callBo Ryan, who won four titles and 353 games at UW-Platteville, will be inducted into the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame at the end of this month. We spoke with him about his journey from the Philly suburbs to the coaching record books.
Lisella leaving bench at RowanGabby Lisella retired from her position as head women’s basketball coach at Rowan University where she set the program record for career victories with 245.
Squirrel! MBU to add men's hoopsMary Baldwin University announced it will add men's basketball with the hopes of launching a varsity program and playing in the USA South Athletic Conference in 2021-22.
From Moravian to MontclairJustin Potts, who has the only two 20-win seasons in 84 seasons of Moravian College men's basketball, left his alma mater to take the head coaching job at Montclair State.
Pioneers pick UWO assistantUW-Platteville will try to kick start the rebuild of its women's basketball program by hiring Kelly McNiff who won WIAC titles as a player and coach at UW-Oshkosh.
Signor-Brown goes to GarnetCandice Signor-Brown, who led Vassar to the NCAA Tournament four times, will be the next head women's basketball coach at Swarthmore.
North Park centerpiece enters Hall of FameComing out of a high school for future Catholic priests, Michael Harper became the unlikely centerpiece of a college basketball dynasty. The three-time national champion at North Park will enter the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame this fall.
Cal Lutheran turns over both coachesCal Lutheran lost its head men's and women's basketball coaches to other colleges and quickly filled the vacancies with alums coaching at the high school level.
Smith goes back to Big BlueKalamazoo head men's basketball coach Jay Smith is returning to Division I Michigan to join Juwan Howard's staff as the Wolverines' director of player personnel and development.
Metcalf-Filzen returns to CarletonTammy Metcalf-Filzen, who is the only coach with a winning record in Carleton women's basketball history is returning to lead the Knights' program after a nine-year hiatus.
Arcadia chooses Albright alum to lead programArcadia hired former Albright player and assistant coach Adam Van Zelst to lead its men's program after Justin Scott took an assistant job at Division I St. Joseph's (Pa.).
Susquehanna replaces ReedSusquehanna hired Marywood head coach Gabby Holko as its new head women's basketball coach after Jim Reed stepped down to join Trevor Woodruff's staff at Division I Bucknell.
Dowling rides the Wave to D1Claremont-Mudd-Scripps' Kristen Dowling is the fifth Division III head coach to make the jump to a D1 job this offseason. She was named the head coach at Pepperdine.
Clarkson interim coach finds permanent homeColleen Ames, who was Clarkson's interim head coach last season, will be the new head coach at Mount St. Mary.
Cardinals' Curle migrates southPlattsburgh State head coach Tom Curle, who led the Cardinals to the NCAA Tournament nine times, is leaving Upstate New York to become William Peace University's Athletic Director.
Tufts will play with Pace next seasonTufts is bringing former assistant coach Jill Pace back from the west coast to lead its women's basketball program.
Wheaton hires Bowdoin All-American as coachWheaton (Mass.) brought Sara Binkhorst back to Division III where she was an All-American guard at Bowdoin. She will be the Lyons' new head women's basketball coach, replacing Melissa Hodgdon.
Nichols names Army assistant to be new coachFor the second off season in a row, Nichols men's basketball followed a successful season with a coaching change. The Bison hired Army West Point assistant Brandon Linton to replace Scott Faucher who moved to Division II Assumption College.
Rhodes names Rogan as its new head coachRodney Rogan led the Millsaps men on a deep run in the NCAA Tournament more than a decade ago. Now he'll try to do the same with the Rhodes women as their head coach.
Lady Royals dub Seton Hall assistant next head coachNick DiPillo, who spent the last five seasons at Division I Seton Hall, will move a little farther west to take the reins of the University of Scranton's women's program.
Cobbers choose UWEC assistantConcordia-Moorhead named UW-Eau Claire lead assistant Kim Wagers as its new head women's basketball coach. She replaces Jessica Rahman who retired in April.
Hoopsville Podcast: May EditionIt may be the offseason, but we are still hard at work keeping track of what is going on in Division III basketball. This month, hear from two coaches who made unexpected job changes plus we dive into what is going on in the MIAC. It is the May Edition (in early June) of the Hoopsville Podcast!
Averett hires Diop as next coachAverett selected one former Mary Washington player to replace another as its head women's basketball coach.
Hobart names Thompson head coachStefan Thompson, who was an All-American guard and assistant coach at Hobart, will be the Statesmen's next head men's basketball coach.
Kuykendall switches to SouthwesternConner Kuykendall is leaving Schreiner but staying in the SCAC to become the next head coach at Southwestern. The Mountaineers and Pirates finished within a game of each other last season.
From JHU to BVU: Beavers name new coachBuena Vista named Johns Hopkins assistant head coach Trevor Johnson as its new head coach. He replaces Todd Lorenson who left the University after one season to become the head coach at NAIA Mount Marty.
Greensboro promotes from withinAfter Bryan Galuski left his positions as Greensboro's Athletic Director and head men's basketball coach, the College promoted associate head coach Jim Cantamessa to lead the basketball program.
Southern Virginia swaps coachesAdam Wardenburg moved from the Southern Virginia women's program to the men's, where he'll be the new head coach. Alumna Lynette Schroeder fills the vacancy on the women's side.
Marlins reel in Hudy as next coachVirginia Wesleyan lured Liz Hudy from Averett, where she built the Cougars into conference title contenders, to be its next head women's basketball coach.
Reber takes reins in program rebuildAlvernia hired last season's CSAC Coach of the Year to rebuild the Golden Wolves' women's basketball program.
Calvin leads alum back to lead the KnightsBill Sall, who was a two-time All-American at Calvin, is leaving his job as head coach at Division II Northwood to take over the Knight's men's program.
Conn College turns to SweeneyConnecticut College hired Hobart head coach Tim Sweeney to lead its men's basketball program back to relevance in the NESCAC. The Camels are winless in the conference since 2017.
Va Wes coach decides to go YeoVirginia Wesleyan head coach Stephany Dunmyer is returning to the conference where she thrived as a player to lead the Oberlin Yeowomen's program.
UW-River Falls hires former D1 assistantBlake DuDonis' resume includes several positions in and around women's basketball -- D1 assistant, SEC broadcaster, WNBA scout. Now he can add head coach to that list.
Rahman retires from Concordia-MoorheadJessica Rahman, who was the most successful player and coach in Concordia-Moorhead women's basketball history, announced her retirement.
Sewanee's Hedgepeth heads to alma materAfter leading Sewanee to the NCAA Tournament, Mick Hedgepeth stepped down to take a position at Division I Belmont. His assistant Brian Emerson will take over as the Tigers' head coach.
Thompson heads to Wasps' hiveAfter spending three seasons in way Upstate New York, Ben Thompson is headed back home to Southwest Virginia to become the next head men's basketball coach at Emory and Henry.
Bruins look to the Sky(line) for next coachMichael Coppolino will move from Newburgh (N.Y.) where he led Mount St. Mary back to prominence in the Skyline to Newburg (Ore.) where he'll be charged with keeping George Fox as national title contenders.
Logie leaves WhitworthMatt Logie, who won 194 games in eight seasons at Whitworth, is leaving Division III, with his longtime assistant taking over.
Woodruff leaving Lady RoyalsTrevor Woodruff, who led Scranton to the 2019 national semifinals, is leaving Division III to become the next head coach at Division I Bucknell. He is the third D-III women's head coach to take a Division I job this offseason.
Christner comes home to CalvinAfter coaching the Waynesburg men for seven seasons, Mark Christner is returning to his alma mater to become the Knights' new head women's basketball coach.
Joint championship dates announcedThe NCAA announced that all three levels of men's basketball will play their championships in Atlanta next May and then the women will do the same in Dallas in 2023.
Hinz takes over at alma materJosh Hinz, a two-time All-America selection at Beloit and the program's all-time leading scorer, will be the next head coach of the Buccaneers men's basketball program he used to play for.
Clark returns to Alma menLess than 13 months after Alma named Ryan Clark as its head women's basketball coach, the College picked him to fill the men's head coaching vacancy. He replaces Sam Hargraves who moved to Olivet.
Off Rhodes: Sumski goes D1Lauren Sumski, who is the only person to win an SAA championship as a player and coach, is leaving Rhodes to become the head coach at Division I Lipscomb.
Richardson retires at OtterbeinA series of moves in the Otterbein athletics department included Connie Richardson stepping down from her head coaching position after 28 seasons.Her assistant Diana Noles will take over the program.
St. Norbert selects D1 assistantMaking its first women's basketball coaching hire in more than four decades, St. Norbert College selected UW-Green Bay assistant coach Amanda Leonhard-Perry to lead its program.
Clark picks Ivy League assistantClark selected Brown University assistant coach Tyler Simms to lead the Cougars' men's program back into contention in the NEWMAC. He replaces Paul Phillips who retired at the end of last season.
Catholic chooses Kelly to lead programAaron Kelly, who coached at nearby Division I George Mason under former Williams coach Dave Paulsen, will be the next head coach at his alma mater, replacing Steve Howes who resigned.
Blackburn promotes young alumAustin Kirby, a 2017 graduate of Blackburn, will be coaching his former teammates in October of 2019 after Steve Kollar left for Concordia-Chicago.
Vraney resigns Beloit men's basketball postBrian Vraney has resigned from his post after 12 seasons as the head coach of the Buccaneer men's basketball program. Beloit was 8-17 this past season.
North Central gets coach from UMAC foeThe Rams found a Minnesota native and former 26-year-old college basketball head coach to take over their program.
Alvernia coach out after four seasonsSheila Mahony came to Alvernia as a head coach four years ago and left 17 wins later.
Sharks shut down programSimmons University announced that it is discontinuing its basketball program because of inadequate participation. The Sharks went 7-18, 4-8 in the GNAC last season.
St. Vincent hires new men's coachSt. Vincent promoted assistant coach and business professor Dr. Terrance Smith to head men's basketball coach, replacing D.P. Harris who took a head coaching job in Florida.
Promotions lead to changes at E&HEmory & Henry women's basketball coach Anne Crutchfield was named the school's permanent Athletic Director, so Jaclyn Dickens will be the Wasps' new head coach.
Hargraves changes MIAA addressAfter eight seasons as Alma's head coach, Sam Hargraves will take over another MIAA program. He was named the new head coach at Olivet College.
Olivet drops interim tag from women's head coachBrittany Berry took over the head women's basketball coaching role at Olivet in early January on an interim basis, and will stay on for 2019-20.
Kollar named CUC men's basketball coachSteve Kollar has been appointed the 21st head coach in Concordia University Chicago men's basketball history. Kollar comes to Concordia Chicago following a four year stint as head coach at Blackburn University.
George Fox coach jumps to D-IMichael Meek has become the fifth Division III women's basketball head coach to jump directly to a Division I head coaching job in a little more than 24 months, as the George Fox coach will make a short trip to the University of Portland.
One Moore season at WoosterSteve Moore announced that the 2019-20 season will be his last as the head of the Fighting Scots men's basketball program before he turns over the reins to associate head coach Doug Cline. Press release courtesy of Wooster athletics.
Winters is coming to OtterbeinAndy Winters is staying in the Columbus area and the OAC for his next job. Otterbein named the Capital University men's assistant as its next head coach.
Howes resigns at CatholicCatholic University announced Steve Howes' resignation as the head coach of the Cardinals' men's basketball program. Howes went 278-138 over 15 seasons with four conference titles.
2019 men's All-America teamThe 2019 All-America team was announced in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Saturday evening. Here's the full list, with Player of the Year and the national Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year.
2019 women's All-AmericansOf the thousands of players in Division III women's basketball, these are the 25 we picked as the best in the country. Thomas More's Madison Temple was selected Player of the Year and Gabby Timmer of Calvin Rookie of the Year.
Bruns, Ebel score 19 apiece in All-Star GameHere's the full box score from the All-Star Game, with an unlikely 4-for-8 performance from beyond the arc for Ryan Bruns, and 14 rebounds for Nolan Ebel.
WBCA All-Star game box scoreFormer Scranton head coach Mike Strong had his team start and finish strong in the inaugural WBCA Division III All-Star game. William Smith's Mia Morrison led all scorers with 20 points. Hope's Francesca Buchanan and Emory's Ashley Oldshue posted double-doubles.
In like Flynn: UW-Oshkosh wins titleJack Flynn shot 13-for-18 from the floor en route to a career-high 33 points as the Titans won a national title for the first time. UW-Oshkosh defeated Swarthmore 96-82.
Jenkins steps down at OberlinKerry Jenkins, who led the Oberlin women's basketball program to new heights, has decided to step down from his postion with the Yeowomen.
Disciples of disciplined defenseWhen Scranton was on the ropes on Saturday night, the defense came through, holding Tufts scoreless for the final eight-plus minutes in the Elite Eight. And that's not a fluke. Nathan Ford has more in a Road to Salem feature.
For Swarthmore, this is only the beginningIt may seem as if Swarthmore's men's basketball program has come out of nowhere to national prominence. But going from 11 wins to 22, to 25, to 28 has taken a lot of players and a lot of work, even if it is in a short time. Ryan Scott has more in a Road to Fort Wayne feature.
Bowdoin seniors in new roles, on same rollThis year's Polar Bears graduating class had the unenviable task of replacing the 2018 Player of the Year, stepping into the starting lineup, and turning from defensive stopper to 38-point scorer. One thing that didn't change, was seeing Bowdoin in the Final Four. Brian Lester has more.
Francis, Temple win Jostens TrophyIt'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.
A captain's captainMarcus Carter turned down an invitation to the Division III All-Star Game because he was planning on being in Fort Wayne with his team. Turns out, Carter is indeed bringing the entire Christopher Newport team with him to the Final Four. Ryan Scott has more in a Road to Fort Wayne feature.
Wheaton, Oshkosh set for semifinal rematchAston 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.
Tommies' defense gets turned to 11Defense never has an off night. St. Thomas knows this, and that's why the Tommies made an even greater commitment to the defensive side of the ball after last year's early playoff exit. Brian Lester has more in a Road to Salem feature.
Saints on a mission to finish what they startedAs freshmen, they won it all. They didn't expect that it would take them this long to get back to the top. Two more wins, and Thomas More's seniors can end their final season the way they ended their first. Adam Turer has more in a Road to Salem feature.
All-Region teams announcedThe All-Region teams are in, based on 716 nominations. It's the 18th season we've chosen the best players in each region in Division III basketball.
NABC All-Star Game rosters announcedHere are the 20 Division III men's basketball seniors who will be going to Fort Wayne to participate in the 2019 Reese’s® Division III College All-Star game.
Hoopsville: Final FoursA 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 62Aston 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.
Elite 8: Go fourth and conquerStrong fourth quarters sent Scranton and Thomas More to the Final Four on Saturday night, while Bowdoin and St. Thomas punched their tickets to Salem with ease.
Three hosts knocked off; Whitman eliminatedWilliams sent Whitman packing, Nichols knocked off Amherst, Guilford knocked out St. Thomas and Swarthmore survived in the final minutes against Randolph-Macon in Friday's Division III basketball Sweet 16. Here's the update.
Sweet 16: Scranton, St. Thomas win thrillersScranton rallied past Christopher Newport and into the sectional finals in dramatic fashion while St. Thomas eliminated defending champions Amherst in overtime. Elsewhere Wartburg, Tufts and Wash U. won with defense and Ithaca edged DeSales.
Hoopsville: Who Survives?By the end of the weekend, there will be eight teams remaining who have a chance at two national titles. But who? Watch Hoopsville On Demand (or listen to the podcast) to hear how some of the teams are preparing for the Sectional Round of the NCAA Tournaments.
Rosenbaum, Coene win All-Star Game final voteIn the end, it was a three-man race for two spots in the NABC's All-Star event, and final spot in the final vote went down to the wire. Here's who the fans chose for the 2019 Reese’s® Division III College All-Star Game.
Here's the point: Aston Francis is amazingYou'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.
Same trip, new friendsMadison McCoy was concerned that her new UMHB teammates wouldn't accept her, after her old team beat them and made a deep NCAA Tournament run. But "the redhead from East Texas" Baptist has fit in just fine and has helped the Crusaders to the Sweet 16. Brian Lester has more in a Road to Salem feature.
WBCA all-stars announcedThe WBCA is hosting its inaugural Division III women's basketball all-star game this weekend in Salem as part of championship weekend. Here are the 20 players chosen to participate and four more who will play another game in Salem this weekend.
Robinson resigns as Aurora men's coachAfter three seasons as head coach of Aurora and two NCAA Tournament bids, Lance Robinson has resigned to pursue other opportunities.
The Tommies' 12-year challengeWill DeBerg, right, and Anders Nelson first met 12 years ago, when DeBerg was invited to the 6-year-old's birthday party. It's hard to imagine that the other end of this 12-year-challenge has resulted in Nelson as starting point guard for the Tommies. Ryan Scott has more in a Road to Fort Wayne feature.
CNU's seniors get another shotAs wide-eyed freshmen, Zhara Tannor, Jessica Daguilh and Madison Howdyshell's postseason came to an end with an 82-46 setback at Scranton in the 2016 sectionals. Now, three years later, they face Scranton once again. Joe Sager has more in a Road to Salem feature.
All-Star voting open until noon!Eight players are on the ballot for the fan vote for the 2019 Reese’s® Division III College All-Star Game, and you can only vote on! Voting closes at noon ET on Thursday.
Hoopsville: Shockingly SweetUpsets, 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.
Tommies topple champsFor the 10th consecutive year, Division III men's basketball will not have a repeat champion, as Ryan Lindberg scored 15 points and led a 3-point shooting blitz that lifted No. 13-ranked St. Thomas to Saturday night's stunning 70-58 road upset of No. 1-ranked Nebraska Wesleyan.
NESCAC advances three to Sweet 16The NESCAC will have a trio moving on, while the CCIW and ODAC have two teams apiece advancing to the Division III men's basketball Sweet 16. More in the second-round tournament recap.
The WhiparoundPhew -- what a rush. Over Friday and Saturday night, Dave McHugh and our D3 crew did all the highlights they could do. Check out the Whiparound Show archive.
Titans tip Tigers with one tick leftFrom elation to anxiety and finally celebration, No. 13 UW-Oshkosh rode an emotional roller coaster in the final minute of its second round victory over No. 19 DePauw. It's our Game of the Night, with the recap courtesy of Oshkosh athletics.
Second round: It's not how you startFourth quarter rallies saved the day for Bowdoin and Tufts while Thomas More tore past Trine in the second half. Elsewhere Mary Hardin-Baylor won its Texas three-match and Wartburg dominated Hope.
Jostens Trophy finalists announcedThe 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.
Northwestern hands SJU another first-round LThe Johnnies came in ranked No. 8, as the D-III leader in rebounding margin and shooting percentage. The Eagles outrebounded and outshot the Johnnies in a 93-78 first-round upset, marking the second year in a row that the UMAC champ has eliminated St. John's.
Pomona-Pitzer back in the danceCharles Katsiaficas has won nearly 500 games as head coach at Pomona-Pitzer, and has been chair of the Division III men's basketball committee, but hasn't gotten his Sagehens to the NCAA Tournament since 2008. That drought ends tonight. Brian Lester has more in a Road to Fort Wayne feature.
First round means big performancesGwynedd 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.
Captains battle past Bullets in GettysburgFifteen of the 16 first round hosts advanced on Friday night and the one that didn't lost a thriller in our Game of the Night where Christopher Newport battled past Gettysburg.
First round turns into Upset CentralThree nationally ranked teams from the Central Region fell in the first round with Wisconsin Lutheran slogging past No. 17 Illinois Wesleyan, Oglethorpe ousting No. 23 Chicago and No. 10 Hope topping No. 21 Wheaton. Plus Baldwin Wallace won in dramatic fashion and No. 5 Trine held off Emory.
Hoopsville: Tourney PreviewsThe teams are ready for games that will tip off on Friday, but the DIII basketball tournaments cannot begin without a proper preview. Dave is joined by coaches around the country whose teams are ready for a chance at a national title. Plus, hear who experts and friends think will be playing in the final four. Catch up On Demand or via the Podcast!
Vande Streek announces his retirementKevin Vande Streek, head coach of the Calvin mwne's basketball team for the past 23 years, has retired. He won 435 games and two Division III national championships at the helm of the Knights.
2019 men's tournament previewRyan Scott has taken you Around the Nation throughout the season and now he's ready to take you on to the Road to Fort Wayne. Our annual preview gets you ready for the 2019 NCAA Tournament with predictions on who will advance through each pod this weekend.
2019 women's tournament previewWhen Thomas More ripped through a front-loaded schedule, there was a feeling of inevitability to them winning the title, despite the poll positioning. Then Bowdoin, St. Thomas and others showed what they can do while TMU was idle. So will TMU leave Division III on the highest note possible?
No looking aheadYes, fifth-ranked Trine is paired up to potentially top-ranked Thomas More in the second round on Saturday, but the Thunder are doing their best not to get ahead of themselves. More in a Road to Salem feature by Nathan Ford.
New coach inspires Chatham’s breakoutTurnaround? Resurgence? No, instead let's call it a breakout season for Chatham. In just their fourth season of men's basketball, the Cougars punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament. Joe Sager has more in a Road to Fort Wayne feature.
Hornets' spirits refuse to be squashedShenandoah, the eighth seed in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament, didn't pack for a one-and-done. And they're not done yet. Brian Lester has more in a Road to Salem feature.
Willson stepping down from E&H jobDavid Willson, who helped lead the Emory & Henry men's basketball program to their first Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship in 2018, is leaving his position to assume the same role at Memphis University school.
Division III's biggest first-round upsetsDo you think your team has what it takes to pull off an epic first-round upset? Plenty of teams have felt the same way in the past decade, and some of them have pulled it off. Here's a look at the top first-round upsets of the past 10 years, ranked from 1-10.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Hoopsville Special: Brackets BreakdownThe brackets are out, the teams selected, it is time to play for national championships. But first, we break down what was revealed today on Hoopsville. Watch a special edition of the show On Demand as we take a look at the 2019 national tournaments.
Latest women's Top 25Amidst all the excitement of the last 72 hours, we have a new No. 1 team entering the NCAA Tournament and SUNY New Paltz makes its Top 25 debut. How high did Tufts rise? How far did St. Joseph's (Maine) fall? Who returned to the Top 25 just in time for the Tournament? Find out here.
Rockford moves men's assistant overTaylor Stinson, a former Rockford men's basketball player and a four-year assistant men's basketball coach, has been tabbed to take over a women's basketball program which has won 27% of its games over the past 11 seasons.
Men's NCAA Tournament bracket is out!Here is the bracket for the 2019 Division III men's basketball tournament with a couple of surprise at-large picks and some great matchups to look forward to.
Women's bracket released!The bracket for the 2019 Division III women's basketball NCAA Tournament is out, with the committee choosing two Skyline teams to make the field and three NESCAC teams to host in the first weekend.
Hoopsville: Selection Sunday SpecialWho will be selected to play for a national title? Dave and his team of selectors will take on the challenge of making mock selections for both the men's and women's tournaments. Plus, hear from the national committee chairs and those who's programs are "dancing" for the first time ever. The Hoopsville Special is On Demand!
Sunday: 'Bos depose conference foesTufts defeated top-ranked Bowdoin 75-69 to win the NESCAC championship title while Shenandoah proved that eight was enough in the ODAC. In men's action Guilford toppled Randolph-Macon, Hanover held off Transy and Amherst won the NESCAC.
Who's in? Our projected men's bracketWe picked our projected teams live on Hoopsville tonight. Who do we think gets in? How will the NCAA pair them up? We've got a suggestion here in our projected 2019 Division III men's basketball NCAA Tournament bracket.
Men's championship SaturdayJim Calhoun's run at his first-ever trip to the D-III NCAA Tournament fell a few points short, North Central came up with a win at Augustana, Emerson clinched its first-ever trip to Division III's big dance and Emory won the automatic bid for the only conference without a conference tournament. In all, 30 bids were on the line on Saturday.
Women's championship SaturdayThe Great Lakes Region hosted three thrilling title games with each one finishing more dramatically than the last. Upsets on each coast burst someone's bubble somewhere and six programs punched their first ever ticket to the NCAA Tournament. Get the full recap from our fullest day of the year.
Who's in the men's tournament?With two men's automatic bids in the books through Friday night, there are lots and lots of them to be handed out over the weekend. That includes Saturday evening, where Chatham is hoping for its first-ever trip to the dance in just its fourth season of men's basketball. Follow them all on the tracker.
Thursday men: All smiles for PointersThere will definitely be more than one WIAC team in the NCAA Tournament, while Capital lost for the third time in four games, MIT fell into the world of the at-large bids and Augsburg kept its tournament hopes alive on a busy Thursday of Division III men's basketball.
Friday: Baruch wins CUNY at buzzerThey don't play football in the CUNYAC, but Baruch pulled out a four-receiver set on its final play of the game and scored with 0.2 seconds left to win the conference title. Rowan clinched an automatic bid as well, while the while the Centennial, CCIW and more got set for tomorrow's finals.
Friday women: Hawk-a-maniaIt was a great day to be a Hawk in New York, but a bad one to be a higher seed in the ODAC tournament. Plus Mary Hardin-Baylor broke East Texas Baptist's hearts at the buzzer as championship weekend tipped off.
Thursday women: Finding hidden gemsOn a night when most ranked teams won playoff games by comfortable margins, there were still a few surprises. The lower seeds won in the NEWMAC and NJAC tournaments and Ohio Northern won again in the OAC.
Tuesday: Oh-highs and lowsWooster 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.
Eastern coach to focus on AD roleEastern athletic director Eric McNelley will be stepping away from his role as Head men's basketball coach to focus on the overall needs of athletics. Associate head coach Dan Pruessner will assume leadership of the men's basketball program.
Walden resigns as coach at alma materKevin Walden, a Knox alumnus, led the Prairie Fire out of the Midwest Conference basement, if only temporarily. The team was 1-24 this past season.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
The battle is realIf there's one thing coaches Grey Giovanine, Mike McGrath and Becky Martin know, it's that you need to get screened for cancer early and often. And when Giovanine, the head men's coach at Augustana, announced his diagnosis recently, a lot of people came to realize the same thing. Ryan Scott has more in Around the Nation.
Latest men's Top 25Swarthmore will be throwing it down as the No. 1 seed in the Centennial Conference tournament and will be doing so from a high-water mark of No. 6 in the country. Here's the latest men's basketball Top 25.
Latest women's Top 25Augsburg breaks into the Top 25 for the first time in our poll's history while Emory and Henry returns to the rankings for the third time this season. Get the full list here.
Vick out at Hampden-SydneyDee Vick, an alumnus and former assistant coach at Hampden-Sydney, is done after 11 seasons as the school's head basketball coach. The Tigers finished the season 4-19.
Hoopsville: Now or NeverThe time is now. If teams want to be sure to playing in March, the opportunity is before them. The season comes down to this week. Watch a special, extended, edition of Hoopsville On Demand, or listen to the podcast. Bubble talk, surging teams, must-win games. We have it all!
Wash U. goes 30 for 30Washington U. clinched the UAA title and the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, extending the Bears' run of NCAA Tournament appearances to 30 in a row. Recap courtesy of Wash U.
Graves closes regular season with milestoneNaomi Graves picked up her 500th victory in Springfield's 68-58 win over Clark in the Pride's final game before the NEWMAC tournament. She became the 36th Division III coach to reach that milestone and the fourth this season.
Oxy snaps P-P's win streakOccidental snapped Pomona-Pitzer's 18-game winning streak, the Ohio Athletic Conference finished in a three-way tie and conference tournament play began in the NESCAC, NJAC and CUNYAC. Plus, Jack Davidson's free throw streak came to an end, but not before ...
Saturday women: Postseason comes into focusSaturday brought the end of the regular season for much of Division III and the start of the postseason for a few conferences. Kean ensured the NJAC will have a new champion and Texas-Dallas ended the regular season on a very high note.
Amherst piling up winsAmherst has played so many games in the past week and a half that Dave Hixon hasn't had time to run the snowblower. With five games in nine days, though, the wins piled up just as high as the snow. Brian Lester has more.
Who's in the women's tournament?The conference playoffs are over and all 43 automatic qualifying bids to the 2019 NCAA Tournament have been awarded. Click here to get the full list of who is definitely dancing and who will have a nervous wait for Selection Monday.
Second men's regional rankingsThe second public NCAA Division III regional rankings are out, the rankings created by the NCAA which determine the pecking order for at-large selections to the NCAA Tournament as well as tournament seedings.
Second women's regional rankingsThe second public NCAA Division III regional rankings have been released. They are one of three sets which we will see before the selections are made and announced on Monday, Feb. 25.
Wednesday: Down the stretch they comeThe NESCAC race ended with its top six teams separated by one game. The OAC could finish in a four-way tie for first. Plus St. John's blasted its rivals and the DePauw women wrapped up the NCAC title on the last Wednesday night of the regular season.
Winning by playing at pacePlaying old-school basketball, being conservative on both ends of the floor, may have served teams well in the recent past, but the margin of error is getting slimmer, with the new school of thought being to play quick on offense, but slow on defense. Ryan Scott has more in Around the Nation.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
New men's poll: Look who's in the Top 10!Week 10 finds Pomona-Pitzer in the top 10, the highest the Sagehens have ever been in our poll. Who else moved into the top 10 this week? Check out the full Top 25.
Latest Top 25 women's pollWhen there are only two losses across the entire Top 25, there's not much room to move up. George Fox makes a small jump from No. 13 to No. 11 after beating Whitman last Friday night. Get the full list here.
Hoopsville: Final WeeksThe regular season is nearly over! Teams are either playing their final games, hoping to play a little while longer, or have plans to play into March. What teams may or may not accomplish their goals. Watch Sunday's Hoopsville as Dave and guests give unique insight into the final weeks.
Saturday men: NWU holds on; Augsburg ralliesSt. Thomas saw its long win streak snapped, Springfield revived some memories of its 2018 Final Four run, Nebraska Wesleyan survived its first week back in the No. 1 spot and Wabash's Jack Davidson set the Division III all-time record for consecutive made free throws in Saturday's men's basketball action. 
Saturday women: Locking up top seedsSt. Thomas, DeSales and Wheaton (Ill.) ensured that they will stay home for their conference playoffs while Mary Hardin-Baylor guaranteed that everyone in the ASC will come to their place for that tournament. Get Saturday's full recap here.
Friday night: Emory halts Wash U run; Thomas hits big shotThe Washington U. women came into Atlanta on a long winning streak but left it no closer to the UAA title, while Thomas beat Husson on an 80-footer at the buzzer and the Amherst men finished a sweep of Williams.
Hoopsville: Rankings PressureUWSP men's basketball case is closed, the first regional rankings are out, we are into the final weeks of the season. There is a lot that is providing pressure for teams around the country. You don't want to miss Thursday's extended edition of Hoopsville. Watch it On Demand or listen to the podcast episode.
Alumni living up to D-III ideals overseasAlumni from Wooster, Swarthmore and Salve Regina are among a dozen D-III alumni developing, discovering and dedicating themselves to learning and serving at-risk youth in Northern Ireland and Ireland. Ryan Scott has more in Around the Nation.
First men's regional rankingsThe first public NCAA Division III regional rankings are out. They are the first of three sets which we will see before the selections are made and announced on Monday, Feb. 25.
First women's regional rankingsThe first public NCAA Division III regional rankings have been released. They are the first of three sets which we will see before the selections are made and announced on Monday, Feb. 25.
Recap: Oshkosh survives; Tommies end on a runNo. 3 UW-Oshkosh survived in overtime, while fifth-ranked St. Thomas ended the game on a 13-0 run in men's basketball, and the women's games went according to ranking in Wednesday's Division III basketball action. 
NCAA finally closes the Stevens Point caseTwenty-five months ago, UW-Stevens Point suspended head men's basketball coach Bob Semling for the remainder of the 2016-17 season, and even that was the second self-imposed punishment the school handed down for violations which occurred in 2015. Now, nearly three and a half years later, the long process has finally come to a conclusion.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Emmanuel Saints making it fun againThere's been a men's basketball team at Emmanuel for 17 years, and most of them have been pretty uninspiring. That includes last year's 3-22 campaign. But under a new coach, Emmanuel is on track for its best season ever, and a turnaround that is plus-12 wins and counting. Brian Lester has more.
Hoopsville: What A WeekendFrom "The Rivalry," to a 346-point game, and upsets a-plenty, it was another crazy weekend in Division III basketball. Tune in to a special edition of Hoopsville on Monday evening as Dave tries to cover everything plus look ahead to the first regional rankings. Show begins at 7:00 p.m. ET.
200 points: Why we went for itGeorge Barber, the head men's basketball coach at Greenville, made the controversial decision to let his team go for 200 points on Saturday against Fontbonne. Here he tells why he made the call.
New men's Top 25: Top spot changes handsAugustana's stay in the top spot was brief, and the defending champs are back on top, but how far did the Vikings slide? Check out the full men's basketball Top 25.
Latest women's Top 25 releasedLast week Wheaton (Ill.) took control of the CCIW race by sweeping Illinois Wesleyan. This week the Thunder entered the Top 25. Check out the latest rankings here.
What makes Calvin and Hope The RivalryPat Coleman reflects on why Calvin and Hope, which met for the 200th time on Saturday, are The Rivalry, the undisputed top combo in all of Division III men's basketball.
Hoopsville Courtside: The RivalryDave McHugh and Pat Coleman are live, courtside, with a special one-hour pregame show ahead of the 200th meeting of the Calvin-Hope rivalry. Get the history of Division III's biggest rivalry, hear from some of the top players in the rivalry's history and more as we count you down to tipoff.
Saturday men: 200 rules the dayCalvin and Hope went down to the wire in the 200th meeting of The Rivalry, and Greenville scored 200 points. In addition, three players reached the 2,000-point plateau in Saturday's Division III men's basketball action.
Saturday women: How 'bout them Cowgirls?Hardin-Simmons upped its winning streak to six games by upsetting No. 6 Mary Hardin-Baylor 61-59. Elsewhere Catholic dropped Scranton, New Paltz swept Geneseo and UW-Whitewater continued its resurgence.
Manning hits milestone at WilliamsPat Manning won her 500th game on Friday night in Williamstown where the Ephs dominated Colby. She became the 21st active coach in Division III to reach that milestone.
6th Annual Hoopsville MarathonTime for the annual Hoopsville Marathon! Watch Thursday's show On Demand (or listen to the podcast episodes) and hear from coaches, administrators, alums, and fans of Division III basketball around the country. Also hear from both national committee chairs, the head of officials, and many others.
North Central takes down top-ranked VikingsThose who braved the elements and made the trek to Gregory Arena were treated to a bit of history Thursday evening, as North Central closed with a strong stretch run and defeated No. 1-ranked Augustana.
Growing up around the gameThe clichés about kids of coaches tend to be true, and while Griffin Kornaker, Jamie Boeheim and Mark Turgeon won't get to play for their dads, they are bringing that experience to their Division III basketball teams. Ryan Scott has more in Around the Nation.
Muniz drops 56 as UNE rolls, 139-104Jared Thorpe-Johnson broke Curry's single-game record with 59 points, the second-most in D-III this season, but it was University of New England, behind 56 from Drew Muniz, which came away from the 139-104 win on Wednesday night.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Wartburg's new lineup comes into its ownThe Wartburg women's basketball team finished its 2017-18 season in the national semifinals, but lost a ton of production to graduation. Now it's looking as if the new faces are getting the job done in 2018-19. More in a feature from Nathan Ford.
After the upset, who's No. 1?Four teams received No. 1 votes in this week's poll, with the leader being ... check out the full Top 25 for more.
Women's latest Top 25 releasedBowdoin's victory over Amherst convinced at least a couple voters to switch their No. 1 votes so the Polar Bears sit atop the poll alone. How far did Amherst fall? What about Scranton? And where did the voters slot Trine and Hope after the Thunder's sweep?
Hoopsville: Did You See...If you relaxed, again, and didn't watch games, you missed another set of significant outcomes. From upsets to statement games, there was plenty to pick from in just the last few days. Dave and guests try and break it all down on Hoopsville. Watch it On Demand or listen to the podcast!
Saturday men: Loras ends NWU's streak at 31The defending champ and No. 1 team in the country fell on Saturday afternoon, while Wooster handed Wabash just its second loss of the season and Colby delivered the same to Hamilton in Division III men's basketball action on Saturday.
Saturday women: Bowdoin stays unbeatenAfter falling behind by 16, the Polar Bears roared past Amherst to stay unbeaten in conference and overall. Meanwhile Elizabethtown stunned Scranton, Trine swept Hope, and Thomas More returned to the court with a predictable result.
The Prairie Wolves' super subNebraska Wesleyan has been an a roll fore the past season and a half, but the Prairie Wolves have had their share of challenges this season. The good thing is, whenever the defending champs need someone to step into the starting lineup, Nate Bahe is there. Brian Lester has more.
Hoopsville: They Got GoodTeams who have had unbelievable starts, but have not faltered, are now in the spotlight. The question is no longer "can they keep this up?" But rather, the question is, "how did they get this good?" We ask versions of that question to our guests on Hoopsville. Watch the show On Demand now.
The old men in D3When you're 30-plus years old, and have four kids, the last thing you're thinking of is lacing them up and hustling up and down the floor in practice, let alone for 40 minutes in a game. But that's what at least two Division III basketball players are doing this season, and Ryan Scott tells their story in Around the Nation.
Wednesday men: Scoring all the pointsAaron 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.
Wednesday women: Witt wins Tiger tangleWittenberg dealt No. 16 DePauw its first conference loss of the year and just its second in two-plus seasons while Wednesday's results jumbled the WIAC and Freedom conference races. Plus Wartburg shut down Loras, Rowan edged TCNJ and Transylvania topped Hanover.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Latest men's Top 25Who benefits from all the shuffling after Saturday's losses in the top 10? Plus, where do the Johnnies and Tommies end up entering their Monday night rivalry showdown? See it all in the new men's basketball Top 25.
Latest women's Top 25Misericordia had its showdown with DeSales postponed until next week, but the Cougars still made the Monday headlines by achieving their first ranking in our poll. Transylvania is also ranked for the first time since 2015.
Tommies outlast Johnnies in OT thrillerJunior Elijah Hannah scored 11 of his team-high 13 points after halftime and No. 7-ranked St. Thomas rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to edge No. 13-ranked St. John's in overtime, 74-72, on Monday night.
Hoopsville: Underdogs & UpsetsMilestones, upsets, underdogs, under the radar, and giving back ... that's what's on tap. Join Dave and guests as they recap another terrific week in D-III basketball. Hear from some of the teams many didn't expect to be talking about. Also, hear about how some teams are giving back on this national holiday. Watch the show On Demand.
Saturday men: Upsets in the snowThe snowstorm which made travel difficult across much of the midwest and led to official travel bans in Pennsylvania led to many rescheduled games on Saturday, but Carleton and Middlebury would be among the teams glad they got their games in, as they each defeated top 10 teams in Division III men's basketball action.
Saturday women: Sounds goodPuget Sound showed that the NWC has a three-team race by winning at No. 24 Whitman and Gettysburg showed that the Centennial race is basically over. Elsewhere UW-Oshkosh and Babson won their battles for conference supremacy.
Husson's Walker wins No. 500Kissy Walker collected her 500th career victory as Husson took the first game of a weekend series against SUNY-Canton. She becomes the 200th active Division III women's coach to reach that milestone.
Monks hardly silent after narrow lossSt. Joseph's (Maine) lost a close second round game last year to Amherst, which went on to win the national title. And in 2018-19, a year in which the Monks haven't been tested, the memory of that game continues to fuel their run. Brian Lester has more.
Hoopsville: Schedule AlgebraIt is the time of the year when the schedule math makes things challenging. Second-half of conference games, familiar foes or rivals, travel grinds, campus boredom or changes, and much more. How are teams staying focused and why some upsets should be expected. Hear about the math on Hoopsville. You can watch it On Demand anytime.
Bacon sizzles against former teamNew Jersey City guard Marajiah Bacon scored 27 points against her former team, including the 2000th of her career, in the Gothic Knights' 69-64 loss to Kean. Bacon is 28 points shy of becoming the all-time leading scorer in NJAC women's basketball history.
Wednesday men: Amherst wins one for HixonWith assistant coach and former star point guard Aaron Toomey running the show, Amherst got a huge win over its archrival. No. 20 Capital saw its winning streak brought to an end while Wittenberg survived in overtime vs. Ohio Wesleyan.
Wednesday women: Staying out in frontSt. Thomas, Trine and Gettysburg won big games in various ways to stay in front of their conference races. Meanwhile the WIAC race got messy and it was another good Knight in Southern Virginia.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Latest men's basketball Top 25Capital plays its way into the poll, while St. John's plays its way even higher. And where does Wabash end up as its great run of basketball continues? That and more in the new men's basketball Top 25.
Virtual tie atop women's Top 25Can you have a No. 1 and No. 1A? This is as close to that situation as you can get, with Thomas More and Bowdoin tied based on points but the Polar Bears retaining the edge based on No. 1 votes.
Winkelman out; Calvin cites lack of fitChuck Winkelman, who has coached the Calvin women's basketball team since the fall of 2016, is out with nine games to on the conference slate as the school mentions the lack of fit with the program.
Hoopsville: Stormy WeatherWhether it is Mother Nature or the schedule, there always seems to be a stormy patch or two for teams this time of the season. How they deal with travel or schedule changes and how to handle the sudden surprise of a tougher-than-expected opponent. Find out more about it all on Hoopsville - watch On Demand or listen to the podcast.
Saturday men: Tommies win in 3 OTNo. 16 St. Thomas survived a triple overtime shootout at Augsburg, while Capital ran its win streak to 12 and Gordon improved to 14 wins in a row. Wooster sent Wittenberg to its third loss in four games, while Grinnell set a record you might not expect in Saturday's action.
Saturday women: Blues roll, Knights fallWhitman dominated its NWC battle with No. 12 George Fox while SUNY New Paltz tripped No. 14 SUNY Geneseo. Elsewhere Guilford continued its romp through the ODAC and No. 6 Tufts tamed No. 25 Middlebury.
Living on the runDon’t look now, but they’re scoring a lot of points in Oregon and Washington. While Division III and basketball in general is moving towards a faster pace, the NWC seems to be leading the way. Ryan Scott takes a deep dive in what's going on in Around the Nation.
Returning homeFor Monmouth guard Will Carius, playing basketball has always been a way to escape. Having transferred to Monmouth from a Division II school before the season started, now Carius is playing in front of his friends and family, at the school where his father and grandfather played. Brian Lester has more in a feature.
Hoopsville: Conference GrindThe holiday break is long gone. The real grind of the basketball season has begun: conference play. What teams are impressing, who are faltering, and who will survive. Plus, the season debut of the "WBCA Center Court." Watch On Demand or listen to the podcast.
Battle of the Whits goes to the BluesIt was a thriller between two top 10 teams as Darne Duckett scored 19 points off the bench and Andrew Vickers added 18 points in a reserve role as No. 4 Whitman edged No. 7 Whitworth 100-98 in Spokane, Washington.
Wednesday wrapup: Crusaders cap it offCapital and Wabash find themselves at the top of their conferences after wins against higher ranked teams, Emerson took down No. 7 MIT, Oshkosh won a key WIAC battle and the Luther women pulled off a significant upset in Wednesday's D-III basketball action.
Back after a long layoffFor Chapman's Cam Haslam, the 2016 Rookie of the Year, and St. Thomas' Bobbi Brendefur, the road back to the floor has been long -- more than a year, in fact. Ryan Scott finds out about the perseverance it takes to make it back after debilitating injuries in the new Around the Nation.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
P-P, UST among new teams in pollThe men's poll is back after its holiday hiatus, with some new faces in the poll and some old faces returning to the ranking as well. Check out the full men's basketball Top 25.
New-look poll for New YearThe New Year brings a new-look Top 25 with lots of movement after the holiday tournaments. DeSales enters the poll for the first time in nearly a decade and Middlebury enters for the first time ever. Plus Scranton moves up to No. 3 and Mary-Hardin Baylor rises into the Top 10.
Hoopsville: Welcome Back!Upsets, great games, close finishes, record breaking accomplishments ... oh and conference play has resumed. Two hours may not be enough, but that doesn't mean we won't cram it all in to tonight's Hoopsville. Watch the show On Demand or listen to the podcast to catch up with the New Year!
Tilley to retire from St. NorbertConnie Tilley has announced that her 42nd season at the helm of the St. Norbert women's basketball team will be her last. She has won more than 1,000 games as a Green Knights coach in basketball, softball and volleyball.
Phillips announces retirement from ClarkPaul Phillips' second stint as Clark men's basketball coach lasted more than a decade, but this time around, it's a retirement rather than a resignation.
Saturday men: Good with a capital GGuilford and Gordon pulled off upset wins, while Scranton lost for the first time all season and the partial shutdown of the federal government claimed a game on Saturday.
Saturday women: Polar Bears pull awayAfter a close first half, No. 1 Bowdoin pulled away from No. 4 Tufts for a convincing road victory on Saturday afternoon, while No. 2 Thomas More rallied to win at No. 23 UT-Dallas. Plus Gettysburg tightened its grip on the Centennial and Mass-Boston snapped a small losing skid in style.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Wednesday men's wrapup: January beginsConference play got underway in many locations across Division III men's basketball on Wednesday night, including Wisconsin, Virginia and Massachusetts, with Stevens Point, MIT and Christopher Newport posting key wins.
Wednesday women: Thunder road warriorsThe No. 11 Trine Thunder and the Wheaton Thunder each posted road wins against higher ranked conference opponents on Wednesday night, while Marietta joined the party as Division III basketball action got back into full swing.
Gromacki rings out 2018 in styleA few hours before the calendar flipped to 2019, Amherst head coach G.P. Gromacki won his 500th career game as the Mammoths defeated Redlands in California.
Recapping the 2018-19 ClassicWe had 18 Division III basketball teams in Las Vegas this week for the ninth-annual Classic! Here's a one-stop shop for video broadcasts, game recaps, box scores and conversations with coaches and players from all 18 teams participating in the event.
Yosinoff sets all-time recordEmmanuel head coach Andy Yosinoff became Division III women basketball's all-time leader for coaching victories on Sunday afternoon when his Saints defeated Ramapo in Florida. Game recap courtesy of Emmanuel College.
Whitworth wins a thriller; Carthage ralliesThe No. 9 Pirates defeated Johns Hopkins on a layup with 1.2 seconds left, while Carthage rallied for a fourth-quarter win and Linfield and Amherst wrapped up their trip to the Classic in Las Vegas at 2-0.
Saturday women: Going coast to coastSt. Joseph's (Maine) got some sun and a victory over Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday afternoon as All-American Kelsi McNamara put on a show. Elsewhere Thomas More continued its road rampage and St. Thomas stifled Wash U.
Saturday men: Present 10sScranton improved to 10-0 by defeating a local rival. No. 16 Nichols did the same with a win on the road. A few other teams turned their perfect record up to 11. But not all undefeated teams survived Saturday. Get the recap here.
Fox throws in 43; Willamette, ONU surviveHannah Fox scored a tournament-record 43 points, while Willamette scored just two points in the fourth quarter and won with 43 points. UW-Platteville came out 2-0 after a thrilling overtime win and Ohio Northern held off North Central (Ill.) in Day 2 action at the ninth annual Classic.
Friday: Picking up where we left offAs 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.
Hoopsville: Semester FinaleThe first semester has come to a close and it's time for a holiday break. Who has caught Dave's eye? How has one conference commissioner impacted D3 hoops? What does Gordon Mann think of the first six weeks of women's basketball? Those questions, and more, answered on Thursday's Hoopsville. Watch On Demand or listen to the podcast.
Baines explodes for 50 as Oxy goes to 10-0Zach Baines hit on 22 of his 26 field goal attempts as the Tigers go into break unbeaten, and 6-0 against Division III members.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Latest women's basketball Top 25You know a team had a good week when it almost takes over the top spot in the poll without the previous week's top-ranked team losing. Thomas More is now ranked second behind Bowdoin after two impressive wins.
Hoopsville: Under the RadarNearly six weeks into the season and it's time to evaluate things. Some teams are off to great starts and others are struggling. We "Buy or Sell" and chat with squads who seem to be under the radar. Watch Hoopsville On Demand, or listen to the podcast, here.
Saturday: TMU, Tommies too muchThe Thomas More women handled Hope at DeVos Fieldhouse and the St. Thomas men pulled away from UW-Stevens Point in St. Paul. Elsewhere IWU's skid reached three games and Ferrum won its first game as an ODAC member.
Hoopsville: Holiday Hype!Time off or still playing? For many DIII programs it is an interesting period of the season. Some are still playing games around finals and leading up to the Christmas break. Others won't play for nearly a month. On Thursday's Hoopsville, hear from four programs still playing and traveling before the holidays. You can watch the show On Demand or listen to the podcast.
Francis pours in 54 as Wheaton rolls at PlattevilleAston 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.
D3's international flavor continues to growWhile it's a dream of many Division III basketball student-athletes to play basketball overseas after graduation, there are also many current D-III players who are doing the same. They've come here from Europe, Latin America, Australia and more to go to school and play ball. Ryan Scott has more in Around the Nation.
Latest women's basketball Top 25Meaningful results for Bowdoin and Thomas More created some shuffling of No. 1 votes at the top of the ranking, while Randolph-Macon returns at the bottom of it.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Latest men's basketball Top 25Rochester is on the rise, as are Nichols, Marietta and many other teams in the men's basketball Top 25. Check out the full poll.
Bacons' 46 snaps NJCU skid at 42Senior twin transfers Marajiah Bacon and Miesha Bacon combined for 46 points, 24 rebounds and multiple memorable moments as the New Jersey City University women team finally ended a 42-game losing streak spanning three seasons.
Hoopsville: Staying FocusedStaying focused maybe cliche in sports, but this time of the season is one of the more difficult. Final exams, holiday celebrations, travel plans back home. It can make any given practice or game a challenge. You can watch Sunday's episode of Hoopsville On Demand or listen to the audio-only podcast.
Men: Little Giants score big winWabash stayed perfect with a thrilling win over No. 15 Wooster while both groups of Vikings beat ranked foes in CCIW action. Meanwhile Williams and UW-Whitewater hung on for Ws and TCNJ tripped Montclair.