Three nationally ranked teams from the Central Region fell in the first round with Wisconsin Lutheran slogging past No. 17 Illinois Wesleyan, Oglethorpe ousting No. 23 Chicago and No. 10 Hope topping No. 21 Wheaton. Plus Baldwin Wallace won in dramatic fashion and No. 5 Trine held off Emory.
The 10th-ranked Flying Dutch erupted following their lowest scoring half of the season and charged to a 67-55 victory against Wheaton College (Illinois) on Friday night at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.
The teams are ready for games that will tip off on Friday, but the DIII basketball tournaments cannot begin without a proper preview. Dave is joined by coaches around the country whose teams are ready for a chance at a national title. Plus, hear who experts and friends think will be playing in the final four. Catch up On Demand or via the Podcast!
The Hope College women's basketball team fell short of a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association tournament championship in an epic battle with Trine University Saturday night at the MTI Center in Angola, Indiana.
The Flying Dutch put together their best shooting performance of the season Friday night as the Flying Dutch defeated Saint Mary's College 75-36 to advance to the championship game of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association tournament.
Thanks to a ball-hawking defense, the 10th-ranked Hope College women’s basketball team overcome its own shooting struggles to down Calvin College 56-48 on Wednesday at DeVos Fieldhouse and sweep the regular-season series.
From "The Rivalry," to a 346-point game, and upsets a-plenty, it was another crazy weekend in Division III basketball. Tune in to a special edition of Hoopsville on Monday evening as Dave tries to cover everything plus look ahead to the first regional rankings. Show begins at 7:00 p.m. ET.
The Hope College women's basketball team suffered its second loss of the season to Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association rival Trine University on Saturday, falling to the Thunder 78-72 in a matchup of top-10 ranked teams in Angola, Indiana.
Brian Morehouse looked at the stat sheet and saw plenty to like. A high number of assists and a modest number of turnovers were among the most encouraging signs from his Hope College women's basketball team.
As teams started to return from holiday break, upsets started to return to the scoreboard. Wilmington and Elmhurst knocked off unbeaten ranked foes, Whitman won a thriller and the Hope women gutted out a win over Oshkosh.
In a highly anticipated rematch between two women's basketball teams who played each other in last year's NCAA Division III Elite Eight, No. 2-ranked Hope College succumbed again to the efficient offense of No. 4-ranked Thomas More College, 81-61, on Saturday.
For the first time in more than a decade, Bowdoin College is ranked No. 1 in the D3hoops.com Top 25. Hope, St. Thomas and Chicago also garnered top votes while two Texas teams make their first appearances ever in the Top 25.
Thomas More guard Madison Temple is the Great Lakes Player of the Year. Kole Vivian is the Coach of the Year after leading Marietta's program to new heights and two players share Rookie of the Year honors.