The No. 15-ranked Wesleyan University men’s basketball team has earned its second consecutive at-large bid into the NCAA Division III Championship and will host first and second round games this Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3, in Silloway Gymnasium.
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Jordan Sears ’18 of the 15th-ranked Wesleyan men’s basketball team was named the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year and Austin Hutcherson ’21 was named the Rookie of the Year, as voted on by the conference coaches, while Jordan Bonner ’18 received Second Team praise when the league office released its All-Conference Teams on Wednesday.
Senior forward Maddie Bledsoe of the Wesleyan women’s basketball team and junior guard Jordan Bonner of the men’s basketball team have been named College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® First Team selections for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom.
Jordan Bonner ’19 scored 15 points and Nathan Krill ’18 dropped 12 but the fourth-seeded Wesleyan men’s basketball team lost a defensive battle against second-seeded Williams in the NESCAC Championship game Sunday afternoon in LeFrak Gymnasium at Amherst College, 69-58.
Nathan Kill ’18 hit the game-winner from deep with :01.7 left on the clock to lift the fourth-seed and nationally-ranked No. 14 Wesleyan men’s basketball team to a thrilling 65-63 win over Little Three archrival and top-seeded Amherst on Saturday night in LeFrak Gymnasium. Krill posted a double-double with 29 points and 10 rebounds while hitting an incredible 7-of-11 shots from three-point range.
Wesleyan (20-5)—seeded fourth in the NESCAC Men’s Basketball Championships and ranked No. 14 nationally—will play at top-seeded Amherst (17-8) this Saturday, Feb. 24 in the conference semifinals beginning at 5:30 p.m. in LeFrak Gymnasium. The winner of Saturday’s showdown will advance to the finals where they will face the winner of No. 2 Williams (20-5) versus No. 3 Hamilton (22-3) on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2:30 p.m.