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.
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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.
The fourth-seeded Wesleyan University men’s basketball team advanced to the NESCAC Semifinals following an impressive second half rally led by Jordan Sears ’18 and Kevin O’Brien ’19 as the Cardinals defeated fifth-seeded Middlebury College, 73-65, on Saturday afternoon in a packed Silloway Gymnasium.
No. 17 Wesleyan University (19-5, 7-3 NESCAC) earned the No. 4 seed in the 2018 NESCAC Men’s Basketball Championships and will host fifth-seeded and nationally-ranked No. 13 Middlebury College (19-5, 7-3 NESCAC) on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. in Silloway Gymnasium.
On Friday, Feb. 9, the Wesleyan University men’s basketball team claimed its second-consecutive Little Three Championship outright and has now won at least a share of the crown in each of the past three seasons.