NEW HAVEN, Conn. (November 12, 2012) Dominican College senior Leon Porter (5'6''-G) (Laurel, Md.) has been honored as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Mens Basketball Player of the Week, for the period ending Nov. 11. Holy Family freshman Hunter Wysocki (Colts Neck, N.J.) was selected as the CACC Mens Basketball Rookie of the Week.
CACC MENS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK LEON PORTER, DOMINICAN (Sr., G, Laurel, Md.) Posted 20.0 points and four assists while shooting 50 percent from the field (7-of-14) over Dominicans 1-1 week. Scored 24 points while shooting 7-of-11 from the floor in victory over Bentley College.
CACC MENS BASKETBALL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK HUNTER WYSOCKI, HOLY FAMILY (Fr., F, Colts Neck, N.J.) Averaged 10.0 points and 6.5 rebounds over a pair of games last week, which saw Tigers post a 1-1 overall record. Notched first career double-double in first-ever collegiate game, a double-overtime win over Cedarville.
CACC MENS BASKETBALL HONORABLE MENTION ERVIN EZELL, HOLY FAMILY (Jr., G, Deptford, N.J.) Averaged 21.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and four steals over a pair of games last week for the Tigers, which saw them post a 1-1 record overall. Led Holy Family in scoring in both contests and hit game-winning basket in double-overtime in victory over Cedarville.
Garret Kerr (6'3''-F), USCIENCES (So., G, Mooretown, N.J.) Extended his streak of double-doubles to 21 with 17 points and 13 rebounds in opening game of season against the District of Columbia.
Jerry Cummings (6'7''-F), POST (Jr., F, Queens, N.Y.) Averaged double-double with 12.5 points and 10 rebounds as Eagles posted a 1-1 record last week at Molloy Tip-Off. In 79-78 victory over Queens, he registered a career-best 23 points.
CACC MENS BASKETBALL TEAM NOTES BLOOMFIELD - The Deacons came up on the short end of each of their contests this week, falling in overtime in the season opener to the New York Institute of Technology and to non-conference opponent Pace University Saturday afternoon. Junior guard Dondre Whitmore (Trenton, N.J.) led Bloomfield with 20 points and three steals in the opener, while sophomore guard Marvin Williams (Jersey City, N.J.) netted 18 points in the setback. Junior guard Terry Hicks (Neptune, N.J.) totaled 15 points in the club's loss to Pace University Saturday afternoon, while senior forward Jon Bradley (Jersey City, N.J.) totaled 11 points and eight rebounds in the setback.
CALDWELL - The Cougars opened the 2012-13 season at the Bentley Tip-Off Conference Challenge this weekend, losing to the host Falcons on Friday and to Merrimack on Saturday. Sophomore Michael Balkovic turned in a double-double against Bentley with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Art Morrison had a double-double vs. Merrimack on Saturday with 16 points and 10 boards to go with two blocks. This week Caldwell plays at Mercy on Wednesday before taking on Assumption and Bridgeport at Dominican's Daniel Sullivan Memorial Tournament this weekend.
CHESTNUT HILL - The Chestnut Hill College men's basketball team opened the 2012-2013 season with a challenging contest at #22 Stonehill College on Saturday, November 10. The Griffins delayed the Skyhawks dominance until midway through the second half, when they escaped from the grind with a game-ending 34-20 run for a 78-59 victory. The Griffins gave a balanced effort, as three tied for a team-high, nine points.
CONCORDIA - Concordia opened their 2012-13 season at the St. Rose Tournament with matchups against St. Anselm on Saturday and St. Rose on Sunday. The Clippers would fall in both games to begin the season at 0-2. For the upcoming week Concordia will host Dominican (N.Y.) in the 3rd Annual Jimmy Sayegh Game on Wednesday evening. The game also marks the first CACC game of the season. The Clippers will end the week with a non-conference battle at Merrimack on Saturday afternoon.
DOMINICAN - The Chargers opened up the season with a 1-1 record this past weekend at the Bentley Tip-Off Classic. DC fell to Merrimack, but defeated Bentley in the finale of the tournament.
WILMINGTON - The Wildcats dropped its season opener for the fifth season in a row, this year against Southern New Hampshire 70-55 and fell to preseason No. 10 Franklin Pierce, 78-60, on Saturday. Brandon Fox collected a double-double on Friday against SNHU with 16 points and 11 boards while James Pee led the team with 17 points against Franklin Pierce. The Wildcats open their home schedule this Wednesday against Kutztown before going to Millersville on Saturday. Courtesy of: http://www.caccathletics.org
Joe Mazzulla Named Head Men's Basketball Coach at Fairmont State - 30 days ago
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In my Daily Dirt earlier today, I mentioned that Joe Mazzulla was the leader for DII Fairmont State. It's now been made official. Fairmont State University Director of Athletics Tim McNeely announced today that Joe Mazzulla has been named the program's 12th head men's basketball coach. Mazzulla will be introduced to the Fairmont community at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29 during a press conference inside Joe Retton Arena. Following some opening comments from Coach Mazzulla, media members... [read more]
In my Daily Dirt earlier today, I mentioned that Joe Mazzulla was the leader for DII Fairmont State. It's now been made official. Fairmont State University Director of Athletics Tim McNeely announced today that Joe Mazzulla has been named the program's 12th head men's basketball coach. Mazzulla will be introduced to the Fairmont community at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29 during a press conference inside Joe Retton Arena. Following some opening comments from Coach Mazzulla, media members will have the opportunity to do one-on-one interviews. Members of the community are invited to attend. A former West Virginia University standout, Mazzulla spent five years coaching at the NCAA Division II level, including three at Fairmont State, before serving as an assistant coach in the NBA Development league last year. 'It is a privilege to welcome Joe back to Fairmont, and we couldn't be happier to have him as our next head men's basketball coach,' said McNeely. 'Joe is well known around the state of West Virginia from leading the Mountaineers to the Final Four, and he has had success at every stop of his young coaching career. 'Coming off a national runner-up season, we wanted to keep the continuity and team chemistry as strong as possible, and we believe Joe is the correct person to keep FSU basketball rolling in the right direction.' 'I am pleased to welcome Joe back to Fairmont State, and I have complete confidence that we have found a leader that can keep FSU basketball competing at the highest level,' said FSU President Maria Rose. Mazzulla most recently served as an assistant coach for the Maine Red Claws (an affiliate of the Boston Celtics) of the NBA Developmental League for the last year. Maine currently leads the Atlantic Division of the NBADL standings with a 28-19 overall record. Prior to his position with the Red Claws, Mazzulla was an assistant coach for three seasons on Jerrod Calhoun's staff at Fairmont State. During that time, the Falcons compiled a record of 67-26 with three 20-win seasons and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances. 'I would like to thank President Rose, Athletic Director Tim McNeely, Coach Jerrod Calhoun, the entire community of Fairmont and the current players at Fairmont State University for giving me the opportunity to take over the FSU basketball program,' said Mazzulla. 'It is very humbling to get this opportunity and I'm excited to come home and lead a program that is loved and supported by a group of passionate community members. Fairmont is a special place. 'I am excited to get back to work with the returning players and find ways that we can all get one percent better each day.' During his three year's on the coaching staff at Fairmont State, Mazzulla was instrumental in developing point guards Caleb Davis and Shammgod Wells into regular contributors and starters for the Falcon. Wells ended his career in 2017 as the school's all-time leader in both assists and steals. Davis started his first two seasons in Fairmont prior to becoming a key reserve for FSU as a junior in 2015-16. Davis started the first five games of the 2016-17 season before suffering a season-ending injury. Mazzulla was also key in the early development of point guard Jason Jolly, who served as the sixth-man for the Falcons in 2015-16 as a freshman. During that season, Jolly was fourth on the team in scoring (9.4) and made 52 three-pointers. Mazzulla started his coaching career by spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Glenville State. In his time with the Pioneers Mazzulla helped develop two All-WVIAC honorees and a pair of all-freshman team honorees. Prior to beginning his coaching career, Mazzulla played four seasons at West Virginia University for head coaches John Beilein and Bob Huggins. His teams made four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including a berth in the Final Four in 2010. Mazzulla also won a Big East Tournament Championship and NIT Tournament Championship at WVU and the standout also excelled in the classroom, getting named to Big East Academic All-Star Team three times (2007, 2009 and 2010). The point guard was the sixth-man for the Mountaineers during the 2010 Final Four run. Mazzulla had a season-high 17 points in the regional final against Kentucky to help lead WVU to the Final Four. As a senior, Mazzulla started 16 games and averaged 7.7 points and 3.8 rebounds. The standout point guard also had 139 assists during his final season with the Mountaineers. Mazzulla and his wife Camai currently reside in Fairmont and have two children, Michael Harden and Emmanuel Joseph Daniel Mazzulla. Mazzulla is a native of Johnston, R.I. Courtesy of: hoopdirt.com
Player of the Year: Justin Pitts (5'9''-PG) of Northwest Missouri State NABC NCAA D2 All-America Team Matt Bingaya (6'4''-G-94) of Fairmont State Joshua Blaylock (6'2''-G) of Fort Lewis Luquon Choice (6'3''-G-93) of Lincoln Memorial Devin Gilligan (6'5''-F) of Southern New Hampshire Zach Hankins (6'10''-C) of Ferris State Jeremiah Hill (6'2''-G-95) of Valdosta State Aaron Lien (6'4''-G-95) of MSU Moorhead Justin Pitts of Northwest Missouri State Justin Reyes (6'4''-G/F) of St. Thomas Aqu... [read more]
Player of the Year:Justin Pitts (5'9''-PG) of Northwest Missouri State
Northwest Missouri wins Division II title - 1 month ago
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Northwest Missouri State has pulled off the double. The Bearcats defeated Fairmont State 71-61 victory for the NCAA Division II men's basketball championship on Saturday in Sioux Falls, S.D. Northwest became the first Division II program to win football and men's basketball titles in the same school year. The Bearcats finished the season 35-1. Northwest Missouri State scored the game's first seven points and never trailed. The Bearcats extended an 11-point halftime lead to 14 on a Justin... [read more]
Northwest Missouri State has pulled off the double. The Bearcats defeated Fairmont State 71-61 victory for the NCAA Division II men's basketball championship on Saturday in Sioux Falls, S.D. Northwest became the first Division II program to win football and men's basketball titles in the same school year. The Bearcats finished the season 35-1. Northwest Missouri State scored the game's first seven points and never trailed. The Bearcats extended an 11-point halftime lead to 14 on a Justin Pitts (5'9''-PG) three-pointer. Fairmont's Matt Bingaya (6'4''-G-94) went on a personal 6-0 run before Pitts responded with another triple. Fairmont entered the game averaging 95 points, but it couldn't muster much offense and its press defense was largely useless against the Bearcats. Pitts, the NABC Division II player of the year, finished with 23 points and was voted most outstanding player of the Elite Eight. The junior from Blue Springs played all 40 minutes and committed just one turnover. Chris-Ebou Ndow (6'6''-F-93) was the work horse on the boards with 18 rebounds to go along with 17 points. Anthony Woods (6'2''-G, college: NW Missouri St.) added 13. Northwest Missouri State had been the regional runner-up each of the past three years. But the Bearcats finished the job for the program's first men's basketball national championship. Courtesy of: kansascity.com
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