Ohio Wesleyan University senior Tim Brady (Dublin/Jerome) and junior Andy Winters (Columbus/Bishop Watterson) were named to the All-North Coast Athletic Conference men’s basketball teams, it was announced this week.
Brady was a first-team all-conference selection and was named NCAC Player of the Year, while Winters received second-team all-conference honors.
Brady, a wing player, leads the NCAC in scoring with an average of 22.8 points per game. He ranks third in the NCAC in free throw percentage (.803), eighth in steals (1.2/game), and 10th in 3-point field goal percentage (.378). Brady was a first-team All-NCAC selection for the third straight season. He is Ohio Wesleyan’s first NCAC Player of the Year selection since the 2003-04 season, when Travis Schwab received that honor, and the fifth Ohio Wesleyan men’s basketball player to be so recognized.
Winters, a guard, leads the NCAC in assists with an average of 5.6 per game. He ranks 21st in the conference in scoring at 11.2 points per game and is fifth in steals (1.5/game). He was a second-team all-conference choice for the second straight season.
Men’s Basketball Receives NCAA Division III Tournament Bid
The Ohio Wesleyan University men’s basketball team will compete in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament on Friday at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa., it was announced Monday. Ohio Wesleyan will play Hobart (N.Y.) in a first-round matchup on Friday, with Friday’s other first-round matchup squaring off Castleton (Vt.) State versus Cabrini.
The winners of Friday’s games will play in a second-round game on Saturday at Cabrini.
Ohio Wesleyan (20-7) received an at-large invitation to the NCAA Division III tournament. The Battling Bishops finished third in the North Coast Athletic Conference championship race with an 11-5 record, then advanced to the NCAC tournament semifinals before falling to tournament champion Wooster. Ohio Wesleyan is making its first NCAA Division III playoff appearance since 2008. This is Ohio Wesleyan’s third NCAA Division III tournament appearance. Ohio Wesleyan and Hobart have never met on the hardwood.
Hobart (22-5) received an at-large invitation to the NCAA Division III tournament. The Statesmen lost to Skidmore, 69-66, in the championship game of the Liberty League tournament on Saturday. Hobart had finished atop the Liberty League regular-season standings with a 14-2 record, 3 games ahead of Skidmore. The Statesmen are making their first NCAA Division III appearance since 2001 and their second overall.
Castleton State (19-9) won the North Atlantic Conference tournament, defeating Colby-Sawyer, 102-76, in the in the championship game. The Spartans finished in a tie for first place in the NAC standings with a 15-3 record. Castleton State is making its first appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament since 2004, and its second appearance overall.
Cabrini (26-1) won the Colonial States Athletic Conference tournament with an 86-79 win over Keystone. The Cavaliers ran the table during CSAC regular-season play with an 18-0 record. Cabrini is making its third straight NCAA Division III playoff appearance and its 10th overall.
The winner of Saturday’s second-round game will advance to a sectional to be held March 9-10 on the campus of one of the competing institutions.