Basketball

A weekly look into the Division III Great Lakes Region men’s basketball season.

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Only 16 teams remain in contention for the top prize in Division III men's basketball and 2 of them reside here in the Great Lakes. Wittenberg and Mount Union have been the top two teams in the region for several weeks now and the pair will square off Friday evening in Alliance with a spot in Fort Wayne and the Elite Eight on the line. I set the stage for Friday's game, analyzed both teams, and made my pick for who I think will represent the Great Lakes next weekend in Fort Wayne. Joining me in the Coaches Corner was Wittenberg head coach Matt Croci (14:36). We talked about his 28-2 Tigers, getting over the hump and into the 2nd weekend of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012, as well as break down Mount Union ahead of Friday's night's showdown in Alliance. All of this and more in the season finale of This Week in Great Lakes Basketball.

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The NCAA Tournament is here and the Great Lakes has 8 representatives looking to make their way to Atlanta for this year's national championship game:

NCAC: Wooster, Wittenberg

OAC: Mount Union, Marietta

MIAA: Adrian

HCAC: Transylvania

PAC: Grove City

AMCC: La Roche

 

I previewed each Great Lakes pod and projected out who I expect to make the 2nd weekend along with my overall Final 4 picks from each quadrant of the bracket. Joining me in the Coaches Corner was La Roche head coach Hermie Carmichael (28:40). His RedHawks avenged an AMCC Tournament championship loss a year ago to Penn St.-Behrend and are in the NCAA Tournament for the 2nd time in 3 years. We discussed his team's journey back to the title this year as well as previewed their upcoming weekend at Wittenberg. Also joining me was Adrian head coach Kyle Lindsay (47:05). His Bulldogs won their first MIAA tournament championship and are preparing for their program first NCAA Tournament appearance. We discussed his team's internal belief in themselves all year long in going from worst to first in just one season. All of this and more in another 70 minutes of Great Lakes coverage.

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