2010-11 Men's Basketball News
March 30, 2011
Saluting the Winter Scholar-Athletes
Five student-athletes from Old Dominion Athletic Conference member schools earned a 2011 ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete Award during the winter athletic schedule. Farm Bureau Insurance is the proud presenter of each award for the ODAC's 22 sponsored sports.
March 25, 2011
Postseason Awards for ODAC Men's Hoops
Randolph College head coach Clay Nunley (pictured) turned his first ODAC Coach of the Year Award into the NABC South Region top coaching honor. He heads a list of postseason accolades for ODAC men's hoops, including a pair of All-America honors for EMU's Todd Phillips and a national Rookie of the Year award for VWC's D.J. Woodmore.
March 16, 2011
NABC/Reese's Division III All-Star Game
The NABC announced rosters today for the Reese’s® Division III College All-Star game, which will played as part of the 2011 NCAA® Division III men’s basketball championships, March 19, at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. The senior all-star players were nominated by coaches and selected by a panel of coaches representing each region in Division III.
March 12, 2011
VWC Falls to Williams in Sectionals
Williams College's Ephs produced the points when they needed them down the stretch Friday, pulling away from the Virginia Wesleyan College Marlins in the final four minutes to post a 79-73 victory in a regional semifinal contest at Williams. WC moves on to face Amherst on Saturday for a spot in Salem. VWC ends its season with a 25-5 record.
March 5, 2011
R-MC's NCAA Run Halted by St. Mary's
Randolph-Macon saw its season come to end Saturday night with a 68-53 road loss to St. Mary's of Maryland in the second round of the 2011 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament. The Yellow Jackets finish the season with a 25-5 record, marking the fourth straight season and fifth in the six years that R-MC has posted at least 20 victories.
March 5, 2011
VWC Completes Comeback Against F&M
Virginia Wesleyan trailed by as much as 11 points in the second half on Saturday evening, but a furious 21-5 run near the end of the contest helped the Marlins knock off Franklin & Marshall, 79-71, in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. VWC will face Williams College next weekend in the Round of 16.
March 4, 2011
R-MC Rallies for OT Victory
No. 6 Randolph-Macon rallied from seven points with just over one minute to go in regulation to tie the game and win in overtime 62-59 over Alvernia in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament. R-MC will face No. 13 St. Mary's at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday with a trip to the Sweet 16 on the line.
March 4, 2011
Marlins Overpower Aggies in NCAA Win
Donald Vaughn (pictured) led four Marlins in double-figures on Friday evening as Virginia Wesleyan rolled to a 93-63 victory over Delaware Valley College in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. VWC moves on to face Franklin & Marshall on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
February 28, 2011
VWC Hosting, R-MC Heads to St. Mary's
Virginia Wesleyan and Randolph-Macon are headed to the NCAA Division III Tournament, as announced on www.ncaa.com on Monday afternoon. The Marlins will host first and second round games on campus at the Batten Center while ODAC champion R-MC heads north for the second straight year to St. Mary's (Md.).
February 27, 2011
R-MC Wins Fourth ODAC Title
Randolph-Macon shot 55.6-percent from the floor and had four players in double figures as the Yellow Jackets topped Randolph College, 68-43, in the 2011 ODAC Men's Basketball Championship Game. R-MC earns the ODAC's automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament, which begins next weekend as sites yet to be determined.
February 26, 2011
Randolph Stuns VWC, Heads to Finals
Pete Hamilton canned five three-pointers to help Randolph reach its first ODAC title game with an upset victory over top-seeded Virginia Wesleyan, 80-76, in the first semifinal of the ODAC Men's Basketball Tournament. The fifth-seeded WildCats will square off with second-seeded Randolph-Macon for the conference crown at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday in the Salem.
February 26, 2011
R-MC Heads to Second Straight Title Game
Randolph-Macon kept Eastern Mennonite at bay most of the evening, paving its way towards a 90-79 victory and the second straight berth in the ODAC title game. Danny Jones led all scorers with 27 points as he went 13-of-16 from the stripe. R-MC will face Randolph College on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. for the ODAC crown.
February 25, 2011
Va. Wesleyan Shoots Past W&L into Semis
Virginia Wesleyan shot a scorching 67.1-percent from the field in out-gunning Washington and Lee, 98-78, in the first quarterfinal of the ODAC Men's Basketball Tournament. The Generals also shot well, hitting 50-percent of their field goals. The Marlins move on to face either Randolph or Guilford in the semifinals on Saturday.
February 25, 2011
Randolph Records First Tourney Win
Randolph College saw a 20-point first half lead evaporate into a one-point nail-biter with under a minute to play before holding off Guilford, 75-72, to record its first ODAC tournament win. The WildCats will square off with top-seeded Virginia Wesleyan in the semifinals on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. in the Salem Civic Center.
February 25, 2011
Randolph-Macon Outlasts Roanoke
Randolph-Macon College withstood a gritty effort from Roanoke College in advancing to the semifinals with a 63-56 win in the third quarterfinal of the ODAC Men's Basketball Tournament. The Yellow Jackets will meet Eastern Mennonite in the semifinals at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday in the Salem Civic Center.
February 25, 2011
Crawford Put-Back Propels EMU into Semis
Eli Crawford saved EMU from completely squandering a 16-point first half advantage with a put-back of his own miss with 1.8-seconds to play to propel the Royals past H-SC, 76-75, in the fourth quarterfinal of the ODAC Men's Basketball Tournament. Third-seeded EMU will meet second-seeded R-MC in the semifinals at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday in the Salem Civic Center.
February 24, 2011
ODAC Podcast: February 24, 2011
We're heavy into championship week as the men's and women's basketball tournament is just about underway with the first women's quarterfinal of the day. And if that weren't enough, track is set to hit the indoor facility at Liberty for its championship on Friday. Brad and J.J. take the time to speak of each in this edition of the ODAC Podcast.
February 24, 2011
Phillips, Nunley Headline Men's Hoops Awards
EMU's Todd Phillips garnered the ODAC Kurt Axe Player of the Year honor to head the men's basketball awards. Randolph's Clay Nunley was tabbed the Bob Johnson Coach of the Year. VWC's D.J. Woodmore received ODAC Freshman of the Year accolades and Randolph's Colton Hunt was selected as the scholar-athlete.
February 22, 2011
Generals Advance With Win Over LC
The No. 9 seed Washington and Lee men's basketball team used a 16-4 run to open the second half as it pulled away for a 66-51 victory over the No. 8 seed Lynchburg Hornets on Tuesday evening in the opening round of the ODAC Tournament at Turner Gymnasium.
February 22, 2011
Roanoke Downs Bridgewater In First Round
Roanoke College overcame an 11-point deficit with 11-minutes left to down Bridgewater, 72-69 in the first round of the ODAC Tournament Tuesday evening at the Bast Center. The Maroons move onto the ODAC Quarterfinals and improve to 12-14 on the year, while the Eagles end their year with an 8-18 mark.
February 22, 2011
H-SC Posts a 71-61 Win Over E&H
Hampden-Sydney College used a 12-4 run midway through the second half and never looked back as it claimed a 71-61 victory over Emory & Henry College in the First Round of the ODAC Tournament.
February 21, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Feb. 21, 2010
On the eve of a pair of championships, 12 athletes earn weekly honors. Those individuals include: Jay Thompson, BC; Ami Hutcherson, GC; Sammy Stuart, GC; Caitlin Dolby, LC; Todd Phillips, EMU; Kala Yoders, EMU; Randy Lott, VWC; Erica Garber, EMU; Micah Keller, HSC; Emmy Mathews, W&L; Tyler Mercier, GC; Ellen Yeatman, W&L.
February 19, 2011
ODAC Men's Tournament Seeds Set
Virginia Wesleyan enters the ODAC Men’s Basketball Tournament as the top seed for the first time since 2007, earning the event’s top billing thanks to head-to-head tie-breaker over second seeded Randolph-Macon. Eastern Mennonite and Guilford hold down the third and fourth seeds while Randolph earns its first trip to Salem in program history as the fifth seed.
February 14, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Feb. 14, 2010
Baseball joins the list of ODAC weekly awards as the 2011 spring season entered its second week of action. This week's honorees include: Joseph Lucas (BC), Jacob Pierce (VWC), W&L men's 4x400 relay team, Carmen Graves (RC), Harrison George (H-SC) and Becca Bolton (W&L)
February 11, 2011
ODAC Podcast: February 11, 2011
This edition of the ODAC Podcast finds the swimming championships underway at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center. R-MC head coach Ben Delia chimes in to discuss the three-day affair. Also joining the show is Randolph men's hoops coach Clay Nunley to talk about his team's progess this year and the upcoming ODAC tournament.
February 7, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Feb. 7, 2010
ODAC student-athletes continued to perform at a high level as the winter season winds down to its final few weeks. This week's weekly honorees include: Taylor Wieczorek (R-MC), Todd Phillips (EMU), Eric Van Brunk (LC) and Caitlin Walton (LC).
February 4, 2011
VWC and R-MC In Regional Rankings
The NCAA released its first set of regional rankings for men’s basketball on Wednesday with the ODAC earning the top two spots. Virginia Wesleyan sits atop the poll in the South Region, followed closely by ODAC counterpart Randolph-Macon College.
January 31, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Jan. 31, 2010
One more week of the winter season is in the books with programs in all sports starting to gear towards their respective championship events. This week's ODAC Players of the Week include: Jessica Gibbs (LC), James Bell (LC), Tracilynn Babington (RMC), Nate Campbell (LC) and Jordan Burkholder (BC).
January 28, 2011
ODAC Podcast: January 28, 2011
Brad and J.J. spend some time focusing on men's and women's basketball with the glint of the upcoming tournament lingering ahead. Roanoke-area do-it-all media personality Dave Ross chimes in to speak of a new radio show beginning this weekend. R-MC women's hoops guard Maggie Roy also joins the podcast to talk about the Yellow Jackets.
January 28, 2011
Randolph 'Team of the Week' on Hoopsville
Randolph men's basketball head coach, Clay Nunley (pictured), was featured on Hoopsville, an Internet radio show focusing on D3 basketball across the nation. The show, supported by www.d3hoops.com, selected Randolph as its team of the week. Click the headline to be taken to the archive of the Thursday's show featuring Coach Nunley.
January 28, 2011
New Men's Hoops Show Set for Saturdays
More ODAC and NCAA D-III basketball coverage is coming to the airwaves and Internet this weekend as ESPNinVA is launching a new radio show, hosted by Dave Ross. The 30-minute spot will feature interviews from ODAC and NCAA D-III men's hoops personalities from across the nation in a build-up to the NCAA D-III Championship in Salem in March. Click to learn more...
January 26, 2011
Weather Postpones Wednesday's Games
Inclement weather across the state has forced the postponement of Wednesday's nights basketball games throughout the league. Four of the five scheduled games will now be played at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, at their originally scheduled locations. VWC will play at EMU on Monday, February 14.
January 24, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Jan. 24, 2010
A full week of action in the conference brought about several exciting outcomes from the past week, highlighted by some standout performances. Those earning ODAC Player of the Week recognition include: Becca Bolton (W&L), Colton Hunt (RAND), Tracilyn Babington (R-MC), David Kidd (VWC) and Olivia Mills (BC).
January 21, 2011
ODAC Podcast: January 21, 2011
While swimming and indoor track resumed their schedules this past week, men's and women's basketball are about two-thirds of the way through their campaigns as teams start to eye the 2011 ODAC Basketball Tournaments. Brad and J.J. have a look at the movement in the standings of both sports over the past two weeks, and feature an interview with VWC's Dave Macedo.
January 18, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Jan. 18, 2010
Men's and women's ndoor track and swimming rejoined men's and women's basketball in the growing list of sports active in the ODAC. This week's honorees are Maggie Roy (R-MC), Danny Jones (R-MC), Jocelyn Cassada (W&L), Cole Glasgow (W&L), and Marissa Thompson (W&L).
January 14, 2011
RC's Moir Sets ODAC Wins Mark
RC men’s basketball coach, Page Moir, claimed an ODAC coaching record on Tuesday night, one of two league standards in his reach at the start of the 2010-11 season. The Maroons’ 73-59 win over Washington and Lee University marked Moir’s 231st win against conference competition in regular season league play. He passed former E&H mentor, Bob Johnson (230).
January 10, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Jan. 10, 2010
The majority of the ODAC basketball teams squared off against multiple league competitors in the first major week of competition in the new year. GC's Josh Pittman helped the Quakers to a 3-0 week, including a pair of ODAC wins, by averaging better than 20 points per game. Nicci Moats helped RC to a 2-0 week with a pair of double-doubles and game-winning lay-up.
January 7, 2011
ODAC Podcast: Men's and Women's Hoops
Men's and women's basketball was quick to return to action following the holiday break. Both the Bridgewater women 's and Washington and Lee men's teams have experienced early success this season. BC head coach Jean Willi and W&L mentor Adam Hutchinson join Brad and J.J. to talk about their programs and their views on the ODAC to this point in the schedule.
January 3, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Jan. 3, 2010
The calendar may have turned, but the change in year didn't have any effect on the high-caliber of play from the league's basketball teams. Harrison George helped the Tigers to a pair of wins over the holiday season, earning him a second weekly honor. Katy Wilson nearly notched a double-double in aiding the Generals' winning effort over Apprentice School.
December 22, 2010
ODAC Podcast: Turning the Calendar
The 2010 portion of the 2010-11 athletic season has all but come to close. Brad and J.J. take the time to close out the fall campaign, looking back on the run to the NCAA D-III title game experienced by Lynchburg College men's soccer. They also look at on this past weekend's Stagg Bowl in Salem, Va., and handicap the first month and a half of men's and women's hoops.
December 20, 2010
ODAC Players of the Week: Dec. 20, 2010
Basketball is the only ODAC sport on the docket for the next three weeks. Jordan Burkholder picked up her second honor as she averaged 20.7 points in helping the Eagles to three wins last week. Adam Desgain provided scoring punch off the bench in R-MC's win over Averett. He buried 11-of-15 from deep on the way to 33 points, tying ODAC and R-MC records.
December 13, 2010
ODAC Players of the Week: Dec. 13, 2010
ODAC athletics began to wind down for the holiday season over the past week, but basketball remained in action with several contests dotting the schedule. Eric Pugh knocked 13 three-pointers over two Randolph-Macon conference victories. Jazlyn Gibbs had two high-scoring games for the Quakers, including a 20-point night in a win over Averett.
December 6, 2010
ODAC Players of the Week: Dec. 6, 2010
Indoor track began its season over the weekend, but its stay amongst the league's activity is short with no meets scheduled until after the turn of the calendar. Swimming and basketball also remain in action. This week's winners (pictured; l-r, t-b) Jordan Burkholder (BC), Colton Hunt (RAND), Katie Salvati (W&L), Zander Tallman (W&L) and Ashley Allen (LC).
November 29, 2010
ODAC Players of the Week: Nov 29, 2010
Basketball remained in action over the holiday with several strong showings throughout the league. Harrison George helped lead H-SC to a pair of wins with a double-double and a career-best 34-point effort in his outings. Jenny Logan aided the Eagles in a 1-0 start to league play with 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting to go with six boards, three assists and two steals.
November 22, 2010
ODAC Players of the Week: Nov 22, 2010
Basketball completed its first full week of action, joining swimming in this week's list of weekly honors. R-MC's Danny Jones helped the Jackets to a 3-0 week. W&L's Meg Ingram aided in the Generals efforts towards a 1-1 week against a pair of ranked opponents. Elizabeth Buckley was a part of seven first place events for R-MC swimming.
October 28, 2010
Men’s Hoops Tabs EMU at Top
Eastern Mennonite earned seven of 11 first place votes on the way to 115 total points to top the 2010-11 ODAC Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll. Randolph-Macon collected 112 tallies and a trio of top nods for second place, while Virginia Wesleyan was tabbed third with 99 points. Hampden-Sydney collected one first place vote from the fourth position at 85 points.
October 8, 2010
Guilford Trio Ready for Pro Ranks
Three of Guilford's most recent men's basketball standouts are headed are set to play pro ball in 2010-11. Tyler Sanborn is set to begin his first season playing in the Spanish second division. Ben Strong makes a move to the Netherlands' top league. Rhett Bonner is ready to take on the Globetrotters after signing with the Washington Generals.
September 25, 2010
Three in Top Ten of Sporting News Poll
Randolph-Macon heads three ODAC schools in the Sporting News Basketball Preseason Poll. The Yellow Jackets are #3 with Eastern Mennonite ranked sixth and Virginia Wesleyan holding down the #10 spot. EMU's Phillips tabbed Preseason All-America First Team.