Monday, March 17, 2008

Basketball Tourney Results

AICUO member Xavier University was seeded third in the West Region of the NCAA Division I men’s tourney, and plays its first game Thursday afternoon in Washington D.C. against the University of Georgia.

In the meantime, Michigan’s Hope College held its home-court advantage in the NCAA Division III tournament to defeat Ohio Wesleyan University, the basketball team from our membership that advanced the furthest into the tournament, 71-63 in a Great Lakes regional game last Friday night.

The Bishops’ defeat marks the end of AICUO members’ participation in postseason NCAA men’s and women’s basketball below Division I. Friday also marked the exit of all remaining AICUO members from the NAIA Division II men’s and women’s tournaments. However, we are proud of the achievements of these squads and look forward to seeing the continued success of Xavier, the last remaining AICUO member still playing.

Detailed postseason results:

NCAA Division III men
Capital: First round, defeated Bethany (W. Va.) 92-70; second round, lost to Hope 92-72.

Heidelberg: First round, lost to Ohio Wesleyan 83-62.

Ohio Wesleyan: First round, as noted above, defeated Heidelberg 83-62; second round, upset Centre (Ky.) 82-65 to advance to the regional round.

Wooster: First round, lost to Washington (Mo.) 79-74. (Thanks to reader Andrew Waldman for pointing out we had omitted this result.)

NCAA Division III women
Baldwin-Wallace: First round, defeated D’Youville (N.Y.) 83-53; second round, lost to Hope 68-48.

Denison: First round, lost to DePauw (Ind.) 70-53.

Wilmington: First round, lost to Washington (Mo.) 73-72.

NAIA Division II men
Cedarville
: First round, defeated Jamestown (N.D.) 83-59; second round, lost to Mid America Nazarene, 79-73.

Mount Vernon Nazarene: First round, lost to Oregon Tech, 77-74.

Walsh: First round, defeated Judson (Ill.) 91-57; second round, lost to Northwood (Fla.) 66-59

NAIA Division II women
Ohio Dominican: First round, lost to Dakota State (S.D.) 76-73.

Rio Grande: First round, lost to Black Hills (S.D.) 63-61.

-- Bob Burke (Revised 20 March 2008)