Thursday, March 12, 2009

Buzzer beaters send John Carroll, Capital to NCAA Men's Division III Sectional in Cleveland

Game winning shots in the last second by John Carroll's Chris Zajak and Capital's D.J. Frazier brought the two Ohio Athletic Conference rivals (and AICUO members) into the round of 16 for the NCAA men's Division III basketball tournament.

Frazier's basket ended the tournament hopes of the third AICUO member team in the men's tournament, the College of Wooster, while Zajak's knocked Carnegie Mellon from the tourney.

Friday night, Capital plays the University of Texas at Dallas, followed by John Carroll's game against Guilford. Here is the web page for this weekend's games, to be played at John Carroll's DeCarlo Varsity Center, including links for video and audio of the games, information on possible available tickets, and stats and other info on the four competing teams:

NCAA Sectionals at John Carroll

Women's Division III basketball teams all eliminated

None of the three AICUO members in the Division III women's tournament remains after this past weekend's play. Baldwin-Wallace was the only team to win a game, a first-round victory over the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg. B-W then lost to the host team, Hope College, in the second round.

Losing to the host team was common to the other AICUO participants in the women's tournament. Capital was defeated by Washington (Mo.), while Ohio Wesleyan lost to Illinois Wesleyan.