ODAC Basketball Tournament News Archive

2019 ODAC Basketball Tournament News


February 24, 2019
The Shenandoah University women's basketball team completed its Cinderella run through the ODAC Tournament by earning its first-ever ODAC championship thanks to a 63-53 win over Washington and Lee University Sunday at the Salem Civic Center.

February 24, 2019
Jaylen Gore scored a career- and game-high 22 points in Guilford College's 70-59 upset of top-seeded Randolph-Macon College in Sunday's Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Basketball Tournament final in the Salem Civic Center

February 16, 2019
The top two seeds in the upcoming ODAC Women's Basketball Tournament are riding considerable winning streaks with the season coming to a close. Guilford College earns top billing with a 16-2 league mark powered by nine straight victories. Emory & Henry College has won 11 consecutive outings on the way to a 15-3 conference record and the second seed in the ODAC's 10-team tournament field.

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2018 ODAC Basketball Tournament News


February 25, 2018
Junior Jayla Wade (Newport News, Va. / Heritage) made a baseline drive to break a 68-68 tie with 24 seconds remaining in the game to propel Randolph-Macon to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship in Salem, Va. on Sunday afternoon. It is R-MC's ninth ODAC Tournament Championship and first since 2014. It also avenged an earlier loss to the Wasps 84-77 on February 3 in Crenshaw Gym.

February 25, 2018
The #4 Emory & Henry Men's Basketball Team (22-6) made history Sunday afternoon, winning its first-ever Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship by a 72-70 score over second-seeded Roanoke College (20-8).

February 23, 2018
Roanoke College forward Josh Freund and Randolph-Macon College mentor Josh Merkel headline the 2018 All-ODAC Men's Basketball Awards, announced by the ODAC on Friday morning. Freund was named the Kurt Axe Memorial Player of the Year, while Merkel received Bob Johnson Coach of the Year honors. Bridgewater College guard Dimetri Chambers was tabbed the ODAC Rookie of the Year, while Washington and Lee University forward Nicholas George earned ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors in a vote of the league's sports information directors.

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2017 ODAC Basketball Tournament News


February 26, 2017
Guilford College's Anais Weatherly claimed the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Tournament's Most Outstanding Player honor as the Quakers earned the school's fifth ODAC Tournament title with a Sunday afternoon victory over top-seeded Lynchburg College, 59-53.

February 26, 2017
Freshmen Jaylen Gore and Kyler Gregory scored 13 points apiece in Guilford College's 64-54 victory over Emory & Henry College in Sunday's Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Men's Basketball Tournament final.

February 23, 2017
Bridgewater College guard Jessica Lam and Lynchburg College mentor Abby Pyzik Smith headline the ODAC women’s basketball awards, as the pair were named the ODAC Player of the Year and ODAC Coach of the Year, respectively. Randolph-Macon College center Kelly Williams secured ODAC Rookie of the Year honors, while Roanoke College forward Cary Beahm garnered ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete laurels from the conference’s sports information directors.

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2016 ODAC Basketball Tournament News


February 28, 2016
The Lynchburg College women's basketball team defeated Guilford College 62-55 Sunday to take home the 2016 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) title, the first conference crown in school history. Sophomore forward Caroline Naumann earned tournament Most Outstanding Performer honors, racking up double-doubles in each of the three Hornet tournament wins.

February 28, 2016
The Lynchburg College basketball team defeated Randolph College 62-60 in overtime Sunday afternoon to capture the 2016 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Tournament title, the first conference crown for the program since the 1979 season.

February 26, 2016
The Randolph College men's basketball team held Roanoke College to 9-of-40 shooting from three-point range on the way an winning the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Quarterfinal, 74-62. The sixth-seeded WildCats held the third-seeded Maroons to 32.8% shooting from the floor and 35 points below their season average.

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2015 ODAC Basketball Tournament News


March 1, 2015
Nancy Kelly snared an offensive rebound with nine seconds on the clock, drew a foul, and hit two pressure-packed free throws to help lift fourth-seeded Virginia Wesleyan College to a thrilling 59-57 victory over third-seeded Lynchburg College in the 2015 ODAC Women's Basketball championship game. The win gave VWC its first-ever ODAC championship in women's basketball.

March 1, 2015
Senior Marcus Badger was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player with 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in the title game as the top-seeded Randolph-Macon men's basketball team outlasted No. 2 Virginia Wesleyan 81-74 in overtime in the ODAC Championship Game Sunday afternoon at the Salem Civic Center.

February 28, 2015
A strong defensive effort gave the third-seeded Lynchburg College women's basketball team a 53-40 victory Saturday night over #7 Emory & Henry College in the semifinals of the 2015 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Tournament. The Hornets are looking for the first ODAC title in program history.

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2014 ODAC Basketball Tournament News


March 2, 2014
Sophomore Katie Anderson scored 21 points and pulled down eight rebounds in being named Tournament Most Valuable Player as second-seeded Randolph-Macon outscored fourth-seeded Guilford 91-84 Sunday afternoon in the Championship Game of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference at the Salem Civic Center.

March 2, 2014
Virginia Wesleyan College and Hampden-Sydney College featured in a showcase of a contest on Sunday afternoon with the Marlins coming out on top, 77-74, to claim its fifth overall ODAC men's basketball title. The Marlins earn their 10th trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament via the league's automatic bid. Pairings for the event will be announced live at 12:30 p.m. Monday on the selection show on NCAA.com.

February 28, 2014
The 11th-seeded Washington and Lee men's basketball team jumped out to a 12-0 lead to start the game and never trailed en route to a 77-70 win over third-seeded Guilford in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament on Friday evening at the Salem Civic Center.

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2013 ODAC Basketball Tournament News


February 24, 2013
Randolph-Macon College shot 54.9-percent from the field and saw four Yellow Jackets score in double figures as R-MC defeated Virginia Wesleyan College, 75-64, to claim its second ODAC Men's Basketball Tournament title in the last three years. Randolph-Macon will make its fourth straight trip to the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament via the conference's automatic bid.

February 24, 2013
Guilford College guard Brittany Atwater sunk a runner in the lane with seven-seconds to play to put the Quakers ahead 61-59, a margin which proved championship-clinching as Eastern Mennonite University's last-second attempt fell off the front rim to secure Guilford's second straight ODAC Women's Basketball Tournament crown.

February 23, 2013
Virginia Wesleyan College built a 13-point halftime advantage and withstood an Randolph College run that brought the WildCats to within two points to punch its ticket to a second straight ODAC title game appearance via a 78-68 scoreline. VWC, winners of the 2012 crown, meet Randolph-Macon College at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday in Salem.

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2012 ODAC Basketball Tournament News


February 26, 2012
For the second time in four seasons, Virginia Wesleyan emerged from a highly competitive ODAC tournament with the league title and the automatic berth in the NCAA event. Virginia Wesleyan turned back Randolph College 65-61 for the ODAC title Sunday at the Civic Center. The Marlins will play in the national postseason for the eighth straight season.

February 26, 2012
Third-seeded Guilford held #1 Virginia Wesleyan to just 18-percent shooting as the Quakers topped the Marlins, 57-40, to win the 2012 ODAC Women's Basketball Tournament. The title is the 3rd for the GC women's hoops program and its first since the 2002 season. GC heads to the NCAA D-III Tournament.

February 25, 2012
Virginia Wesleyan battled back from as much as a 10-point deficit late in the second half in defeating Hampden-Sydney , 67-65, in the semifinals finals of the 2012 ODAC Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Marlins move on to face Randolph in the conference title game at 3:30 p.m. It is VWC’s seventh overall championship game appearance and sixth in the last nine seasons.

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2011 ODAC Basketball Tournament News


February 27, 2011
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 27, 2011
Tournament MOP Molly Brown notched a game-high 22 points and Jennifer O'Briant hit a three at the regulation buzzer to send the game into overtime as Randolph-Macon defeated Roanoke, 77-68, to claim its seventh ODAC title. The Yellow Jackets earn an automatic berth into the NCAA Division III Tournament.

February 26, 2011
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.

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February 28, 2010
Guilford made its second appearance in an ODAC Men's Championship Game on Sunday, and the Quakers headed back to Greensboro with their second conference crown. GC pulled away in the second half on its way to an 81-65 win over Randolph-Macon. The Quakers received the ODAC's automatic bid into the 2010 NCAA D-III Tournament.

February 28, 2010
Washington and Lee made its first appearance in the ODAC Women's Basketball Tournament Championship Game stand up as the Generals defeated Virginia Wesleyan, 64-56, in Salem on Sunday. The win marks the first basketball title of any kind for W&L since 1980.

February 27, 2010
A pair of free-throws by Danny Jones with 0:00.1 second left propelled No. 4 Randolph-Macon to an 82-80 victory over top-seeded Eastern Mennonite in the semifinals of the 2010 ODAC Men's Basketball Tournament. R-MC improves to 22-5 overall and sends them to the championship game against either Virginia Wesleyan or Guilford.

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