Apr 9 -- ASC Represented on National, Regional Basketball Awards
12 student-athletes and one head coach from mens
and womens 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.
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.
Complete Box Scores
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 Mens 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 Mens 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
Four basketball teams from the American Southwest Conference are set
to begin play in the NCAA national tournament. On the mens 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 womens 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
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
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-Baylors Guyden, Mississippi Colleges
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 mens and womens basketball player at the NCAA
Division III level.
Feb 20 -- ASC Weekly Basketball Reports
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
Mens 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 Mens
Basketball Championship Tournament beginning on Friday and lasting