Men: Wooster picks up first D-III loss

Michael Wilkison had five of the Tigers' seven 3-pointers.
DePauw athletics file photo by Linda Striggo

Michael Wilkison went 5-for-7 from 3-point range and DePauw led the entire second half as the Tigers handed No. 2 Wooster its first loss to a Division III school this season, defeating the Scots 78-74.

It's the second win against a Top 10 team in a week and a half, following DePauw's rout of then-No. 9 Wittenberg on Jan. 15. This is also the third consecutive season that Wooster has entered Neal Fieldhouse as a ranked opponent and left in defeat.

It was a tough night on the road for the ranked teams in the CCIW. Malcom Kelly scored 25 points and Marlon Senior added 20 as Carthage knocked off No. 4 Illinois Wesleyan 80-73. The Titans shot just 6-for-12 from the foul line in the loss. Elmhurst scored its signature win of the season with an impressive 83-74 win over No. 13 Augustana.

Cameron Cook put back a missed 3-pointer at the buzzer as Hood defeated No. 17 Messiah 78-77. After trailing for most of the game, the Falcons went on a 16-4 run in the second half to take a 10-point lead with 7:41 left. But the Blazers rallied, including scoring the final seven points of the game to win it. Messiah did not even got a shot off in the final 1:29. Hood's win is the 10th in its past 11 games. Buzzer beater video.

No. 14 SUNY-Purchase picked up its 14th win against zero defeats, edging St. Joseph's (L.I.) 67-63. Leading by two with 30 seconds to go, Purchase got a stop and went to the free-throw line in the final five seconds to close out the win against the 4-12 Golden Eagles. Mary Washington survived an upset bid as well, as  Dylan Farinet scored a team-high 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the No. 15 Eagles to a 63-57 win at 2-15 York (Pa.).

Loras knocked off its crosstown rival, No. 25 Dubuque, as Aaron Schueller scored 25 points to lead the Duhawks to a 76-66 win. It's the first loss of the seasons for the Spartans.

Top-ranked UW-Stevens Point remained unbeaten as Trevor Hass went 9-for-13 from 3-point range and 4-for-4 from inside the arc en route to a school-record 45 points in a 91-72 win at UW-La Crosse.

No. 3 Cabrini used a 15-0 run to take the lead midway through the first half and never trailed again, remaining unbeaten on the season with a 94-84 victory at Keystone. Aaron Walton-Moss led the way with 27 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, four steals and two blocks. Freshman Matt Forrest recorded a pair of career highs with 16 points and four 3-pointers in his third consecutive start.

Brockport State went on a 22-2 run in the second half to rally from a 10-point second-half deficit and defeat New Paltz 78-69. John Ivy had another big game for the No. 23 Golden Eagles, pouring in 27 points, including a 3-pointer midway through the second half to cap the run.

No. 22 Bowdoin won a grind-em-out game over rival Colby 64-59 behind 18 points and 11 rebounds from John Swords.

Staten Island improved to 15-2, 9-0 in the CUNYAC with an 86-58 rout of Brooklyn. Alfred scored with 0.7 seconds left to defeat host St. John Fisher 97-95 in Empire 8 action. The win moves Alfred within a half-game of the Cardinals, while Hartwick leads the conference at 12-6, 7-1.

Trailing by double-digits early in the first half, Scranton coach Carl Danzig called three timeouts to calm his team down. The Royals then rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit to hand first-place Catholic its first Landmark Conference loss, 92-82. 

Husson, which entered the week at 13-0, leaves it at 14-2 after losing 92-84 at Lyndon State. Three players scored 20-plus points for the Hornets, led by JoJo Woodruff's 23 points. Bates, which won at Husson by 21 points earlier in the week, lost to Tufts to fall to 9-7 on the season.