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Apr 9 -- ASC Represented on National, Regional Basketball Awards Lists
12 student-athletes and one head coach from men’s and women’s basketball teams in the ASC earned prestigious honors this season on either the national or regional level by coaches’ associations and media. Five players were cited for All-America citations, two were named Jostens Trophy Finalists and one was named regional player of the year.

NCAA Sports

Mar 9 -- Basketball Seasons Come To End for Miss. College Men, Howard Payne Women
The No. 3-ranked Mississippi College men and the No. 2-ranked Howard Payne women, the last two American Southwest Conference basketball teams remaining in NCAA tournament play, each dropped their respective sectional games on Friday night. MC fell 81-55 to host and No. 4 Virginia Wesleyan in Norfolk, Va., while HPU dropped a 47-44 decision to Puget Sound in Decorah, Iowa. MC wrapped up its season with a 27-3 record ­ the second best finish in school history. HPU capped its run at a program-record mark of 28-2. Both the Choctaws and Lady Jackets were ASC champions.
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Mar 4 -- Remaining ASC Basketball Teams Hitting the Road
The No. 3-ranked Mississippi College men and the No. 2-ranked Howard Payne women will both be hitting the road for sectional action in their respective NCAA Division III basketball championship tournaments. MC (27-2) will travel to Norfolk, Va., to face host and fourth-ranked defending national champion Virginia Wesleyan (25-4) on Friday in a four-team bracket that also includes No. 19 Guildford College and Lincoln College (20-8). HPU (28-1) will travel to Decorah, Iowa, and open against Puget Sound (23-6) on Friday. The other teams dueling will be host and No. 25-ranked Luther (24-4) and No. 11 Washington-St. Louis (22-5).

Mar 3 -- No. 3 Mississippi College Men Feeling Sweet
Third-ranked Mississippi College secured a third straight trip to the Sweet Sixteen with a 76-56 win at home over Maryville College on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball National Tournament.

Mar 2 -- Mississippi College Advances, Mary Hardin-Baylor Falls in NCAA Men's Tournament First Round
The third-ranked Mississippi College Choctaws of the American Southwest Conference beat No. 15 Occidental 68-51 on Friday night in Clinton, Miss., in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship ournament and advanced to face Maryville College on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at A. E. Wood Coliseum. Maryville beat ASC team Mary Hardin-Baylor 73-62 in the early game to also advance.

Mar 1 -- ASC Teams Ready to Begin NCAA Tournament
Four basketball teams from the American Southwest Conference are set to begin play in the NCAA national tournament. On the men’s side, No. 3-ranked Mississippi College will host a four-team field that also includes fellow ASC member Mary Hardin-Baylor. Games are Friday. On the women’s side, No. 2 Howard Payne received the only first-round bye in the entire field and will play host to Chapman on Saturday. No. 12 McMurry plays at Puget Sound on Friday.


2007 ASC Men's Basketball Championship: Mississippi College Claims Fifth ASC Men's Hoops Title
Mississippi College (25-2) claimed its fifth American Southwest Conference Men's Basketball Tournament championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship with a 77-64 win over Hardin-Simmons University in Sunday afternoon's tournament title game. Timothy Broomfield led a trio of double-digit Choctaws scorers with 21 points and was named as the Tournament Most Valuable Player.

2007 ASC Men's Basketball Championship Semifinals: Cowboys, Choctaws Meet for ASC Men's Crown
Defending champion and ASC men's championship game veteran Mississippi College will square-off against Hardin-Simmons, a first-time championship game contender, for the American Southwest Conference title and an automatic berth in the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship Sunday at 2:00. Hardin-Simmons posted a 71-67 win over No. 25-ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor in one Saturday semifinal, while Mississippi College defeated McMurry, 66-56, in the other.The championship game will be available on internet live video stream at the link on the Mississippi College tournament host site.

Feb 23 -- 2007 ASC Men's Basketball Championship: Semifinal Field Set
Defending conference champion Mississippi College cruised to an 86-62 win over Concordia-Austin and is the lone ASC East Division representative among the four semifinal teams in the ASC Men's Basketball Championship Tournament. No. 25 Mary Hardin-Baylor goes against Hardin-Simmons at 2:00 Saturday while the match-up between No. 5 Mississippi College and McMurry follows at 4:00. Both games will be available on internet live video stream at the link on the Mississippi College tournament host site.

Feb 22 -- Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Guyden, Mississippi College’s Kennedy Named Jostens Trophy Finalists
UMHB's Guyden, MC's Kennedy Named Jostens Trophy Finalists Mary Hardin-Baylor senior guard Kevin Guyden and Mississippi College senior forward Lacey Kennedy have been named one of 10 finalists for the 2007 Jostens Trophy, an award honoring the most outstanding men’s and women’s basketball player at the NCAA Division III level.

Feb 20 -- ASC Weekly Basketball Reports
Weekly Basketball ReportsThese weekly reports cover ASC men's and women's basketball action. Player spotlights, team capsules, and more. They're in PDF. ASC Championship Tournament information is included.
Basketball Weekly Reports

Feb 17 -- Nationally-Ranked Mississippi College Set To Host ASC Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament
Mississippi College, which finished the regular season with a 22-2 overall record and is ranked No. 7 in the nation by D3hoops.com, posted a league mark of 19-1 to earn the ASC East Division title and the right to host the 2007 ASC Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament beginning on Friday and lasting through Sunday.


Mississippi College Hardin-Simmons
  Valentino Maxwell

Mississippi College and Hardin-Simmons are the men's basketball teams to beat in the ASC this coming season. Individually, ETBU's Chris Isom (left) and HSU's Valentino Maxwell have been tabbed as division players of the year.

Oct 17 -- Mississippi College, Hardin-Simmons Picked to Win 2006-07 Men's Basketball Crowns
Mississippi College and Hardin-Simmons have been predicted to win the 2006-07 ASC East and West Division men’s basketball titles, respectively, after a vote of each the division’s head coaches and sports information directors as well as selected media members.
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Oct 17 -- ETBU's Isom, Concordia-Austin's Maxwell Tabbed as Preseason Players of the Year
East Texas Baptist senior Chris Isom and Concordia-Austin junior Valentino Maxwell -― both forwards -― have received 2006-07 American Southwest Conference preseason player of the year honors out of the East and West Division, respectively, after a vote of each division’s head coaches and sports information directors as well as selected media members.




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