2017-18 AMCC Men''s Basketball News

  • RYAN SHAY NAMED PITT-BRADFORD HEAD MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH
    July 17, 2018
    The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford's men's basketball program has named Ryan Shay its head coach, according to an announcement by Bret Butler, director of intercollegiate athletics.
  • BEHREND MEN'S BASKETBALL EARNS BEST DIII SCORING DEFENSE TITLE
    April 13, 2018
    The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team will receive an award for finishing the season with the best scoring defense in all of Division III.
  • FRANCISCAN'S WALLACE TO BE FEATURED ON BLESSED2PLAY
    April 12, 2018
    Franciscan University head men's basketball coach Joe Wallace will be featured on this weekend's episode of "Blessed2Play" with Ron Meyer.
  • AMCC ANNOUNCES WINTER SPORTSMANSHIP TEAM
    April 02, 2018
    All institution sport teams which compete for an AMCC championship may select one member from their team who displays good sportsmanship throughout the season to be a member of the All-AMCC Sportsmanship Team. These individuals are selected by vote of their teammates. 
  • ALTOONA'S NANCE NAMED TO NABC ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
    March 12, 2018
    Penn State Altoona men’s basketball’s senior guard/forward Ishimeal Nance picked up yet another high profile recognition on Monday for his standout performance during the 2017-18 season, when he was announced as being selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division III All-District team.
  • PENN ST. ALTOONA'S NANCE VOTED TO DIVISION III ALL-STAR GAME
    March 08, 2018
    Penn State Altoona senior guard Ishimeal Nance is an All-Star.
  • NEUMANN ENDS MEDAILLE'S SEASON IN ECAC SEMIFINALS
    March 03, 2018
    The Medaille College men's basketball team continued their magical postseason run on Saturday afternoon, taking on the Knights of Neumann in the ECAC DIII Men's Basketball Championship Semifinals. In what turned out to be a classic, the Mavs took a late lead but couldn't hold on as the Knights edged Medaille 89-85.
  • LA ROCHE MEN FALL TO JOHNS HOPKINS IN NCAA OPENING ROUND
    March 03, 2018
    The AMCC Champion La Roche College men's basketball program earned their way to their second-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. The Redhawks fought and battled #12 Johns Hopkins for all forty minutes, but the Blue Jays pulled away late. Johns Hopkins held on and advanced to the second round as the Redhawks fell 52-39.
  • MEDAILLE EARNS SPOT IN ECAC SEMIFINALS AS BEHREND BOWS OUT OF TOURNAMENT
    March 02, 2018
    Medaille College scored a 101-87 victory over Bethany College to earn a spot in the ECAC semifinals, while Penn State Behrend suffered a 77-62 setback to Wilkes University to bring an end to the Lions' 2017-18 campaign.
  • PENN ST. ALTOONA SAAC COLLECTS DONATIONS FOR MORDEN FOUNDATION
    February 28, 2018
    Penn State Altoona's Student-Athlete Advisory Council recently partnered with The Brian Morden Foundation to raise money and collect donated items to support the fight against pediatric cancer.
  • BEHREND, MEDAILLE ADVANCE IN ECAC TOURNAMENT AS ALTOONA'S SEASON COMES TO END
    February 28, 2018
    The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team defeated Alfred 78-57 Wednesday night and Medaille College was victorious over Westminster College, 74-72,  as both teams advanced to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Quarterfinals. Penn State Altoona dropped a 71-66 decision to Bethany College to bring a close to their 2017-18 campaign.
  • PENN ST. ALTOONA'S ISHIMEAL NANCE EARNS PLAYER OF THE YEAR HONORS AS MEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM IS ANNOUNCED
    February 27, 2018
    Penn State Altoona senior guard/forward Ishimeal Nance has been named the 2018 AMCC Men's Basketball Player of the Year.
  • BEHREND HOSTS FIRST ROUND OF ECAC TOURNAMENT; MEDAILLE & ALTOONA EARN BERTHS
    February 26, 2018
    The Penn State Behrend, Medaille College, and Penn State Altoona men's basketball teams all earned bids to the 2018 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Men's Basketball Championship, announced on Monday.
  • LA ROCHE MEN DRAW JOHNS HOPKINS IN FIRST ROUND OF NCAA TOURNAMENT
    February 26, 2018
    La Roche College (21-6) earned their second NCAA Tournament berth after defeating Penn State Behrend 77-74 in Sunday's AMCC Championship Game. The Redhawks will travel to Baltimore, Maryland and face host Johns Hopkins in an NCAA Tournament First Round game on Friday at 7:30pm. The La Roche/Johns Hopkins winner will advance to play the MIT/Brockport winner in a second round game on Saturday night.
  • Zach Gould, La Roche College, Men's Basketball
    February 26, 2018
    Gould had a conference tournament to remember. He recorded nine points and five rebounds in a semifinal win over Hilbert on Saturday. He then scored 26 points and hit six of seven three-pointers in the AMCC Championship game on Sunday to lead the Redhawks to their third conference title in program history. For his efforts, Gould was named to the All-Tournament Team.
  • LA ROCHE WINS HARD-FOUGHT BATTLE TO CLAIM THIRD AMCC MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
    February 25, 2018
    The La Roche College Redhawks claimed a 77-74 victory over the Penn State Behrend Lions on Sunday afternoon to earn their third AMCC men's basketball title, and their first since the 2010-11 season.
  • LA ROCHE, BEHREND TO CLASH IN AMCC MEN'S BASKETBALL TITLE GAME
    February 24, 2018
    Top-seed La Roche College and #2 Penn State Behrend earned semifinal round victories to advance to the AMCC men's basketball championship game. The Redhawks scored an 84-67 win over Hilbert College, as Behrend defeated Medaille College, 79-76 in the second game.
  • MEDAILLE, HILBERT MEN ADVANCE TO AMCC SEMIFINALS
    February 21, 2018
    In first round men's basketball action, #3 Medaille College picked up a 78-58 victory over #6 Mount Aloysius College, while #5 Hilbert College earned the upset victory ove #4 Penn State Altoona 77-72.
  • MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TIPS OFF WEDNESDAY, LA ROCHE EARNS TOP SEED
    February 20, 2018
    La Roche College (19-6, 16-2 AMCC) has clinched the men's basketball regular season championship and hosting rights to the 2018 AMCC Men's Basketball Championship Tournament.
  • Brian Nwaekeke, D'Youville College, Men's Basketball
    February 19, 2018
    Nwaekeke had the best week of his career this past week, recording career-high scoring totals in back-to-back games. Nwaekeke started off the week by scoring a career-high 26 points in a thrilling game against Medaille on Wednesday. He shot 61.1% from the field and played a career-high 39 minutes. Nwaekeke also grabbed a team high 13 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season. On Saturday, the sophomore then had another outstanding performance. He tied his career high with 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his second consecutive double-double. He played 38 minutes in the game, adding a pair of steals. Nwaekeke leads the team in rebounding with 7.0 rebounds per game, is second with a 52.5 FG%, and is fourth with 10.2 PPG. Nwaekeke's 7.0 rebounds per game is fourth in the AMCC.
  • ROB DEGRANDPRE EARNS 200TH WIN AT HILBERT
    February 14, 2018
    After the Hilbert College men's basketball team earned a 67-66 road win at Franciscan University earlier this month they assured themselves a spot in the AMCC post-season tournament for the eighth consecutive season.
  • AMCC MEN'S BASKETBALL GAME OF THE WEEK: MOUNT ALOYSIUS @ FRANCISCAN
    February 12, 2018
    The AMCC is entering the final week of the regular season, which means teams are making their last push to move up in league standings, and for some, to earn their spot in the postseason tournament. Mount Aloysius College (5-18, 5-11 AMCC) currently sits in sixth place, the final playoff spot, however Franciscan University (5-18, 4-12, AMCC) is right on their heels in the seventh spot and still has the opportunity to earn that final playoff berth. Pitt-Greensburg (6-16, 4-12 AMCC), tied with Franciscan for seventh, and D'Youville College (6-16, 3-13 AMCC) in eighth place also remain as bubble teams with the potential of breaking into the sixth place spot. The Mounties will be traveling to Steubenville, OH on Wednesday evening to take on the Barons in the AMCC Game of the Week.
  • Antonio Alvarez, Hilbert College, Men's Basketball
    February 12, 2018
    Alvarez shot the lights out this past week, as he went 17-for-18 from three-point range, for an astounding 94%. The freshman led the Hawks to a 2-0 record, averaging 31.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, scoring a career-high 34 points in the win over D'Youville and adding 29 points against Pitt-Greensburg. Alvarez went 10-for-11 from long range against the Spartans before connecting on all seven from downtown against the Panthers. The 6'3" guard shot 77.8 percent from the field last week and currently ranks second in the AMCC with a 42.7 shooting percentage from behind the arc. 
  • PENN ST. ALTOONA BASKETBALL HOSTS SPECIAL EVENTS DURING DOUBLE-HEADER
    February 06, 2018
    The Penn State Altoona men’s and women’s basketball teams hosted several special events during their doubleheader on Saturday, February 3 in the Adler Arena.
  • AMCC MEN'S BASKETBALL GAME OF THE WEEK: LA ROCHE @ PENN ST. BEHREND
    February 06, 2018
    The AMCC men's basketball game of the week features a showdown of the leagues top two teams, La Roche College and Penn State Behrend. Both teams are tied for first place with 13-1 records, with La Roche coming out on top in the teams' first meeting, a 68-48 victory. The Redhawks enter Wednesday's game winners of eleven straight, while the Lions have won their past five games. The game of the week has major implications on who will end up hosting the AMCC championship tournament at the end of the month.
  • D'YOUVILLE MEN'S BASKETBALL FIGHTS CANCER WITH ANNUAL GOLD GAME
    February 05, 2018
    The D'Youville College men's basketball team put on their annual Gold Game last Wednesday, January 24 to benefit childhood/pediatric cancer research.
  • PITT-BRADFORD TO HOST SPECIAL OLYMPICS DAY SATURDAY
    February 05, 2018
    The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will host McKean County Special Olympics for Special Olympics Day during the basketball doubleheader on Saturday, February 10, against Penn State-Behrend.
  • Arnes Bajgora, La Roche College, Men's Basketball
    February 05, 2018
    Bajgora averaged a double-double with 21 points and 10.5 rebounds in two conference wins. He had 21 points and 12 rebounds in a 60-51 victory over Mount Aloysius on Wednesday. He then registered 21 points and nine rebounds on Saturday as the Redhawks beat Medaille 88-77 in the AMCC Game of the Week.
  • AMCC MEN'S BASKETBALL GAME OF THE WEEK: MEDAILLE @ LA ROCHE
    February 01, 2018
    As we officially enter the month of February and approach the end of the regular season, basketball season heats up as teams begin to set their sights on the postseason, and ultimately, the top seed and hosting rights for the AMCC tournament. La Roche College (15-5, 12-1 AMCCC) is hot, riding the conference's longest winning streak with nine straight AMCC victories. Their only conference loss of the year came at the hands of the Medaille College (12-8, 9-4 AMCC)Mavericks on December 16. The Mavs won seven straight in the month of January, but that month also saw bookend losses to Penn State Behrend to open and close out the month. La Roche is currently tied with Penn State Behrend atop the AMCC conference standings.
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