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Men's Basketball - Wed, Oct. 16, 2013

Men's basketball coaches in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) expect Davenport to three-peat as conference champions in the 2013-14 season. The Panthers, having been preseason favorites and the winning the titles in 2011-12 and 2012-13, received 142 points and 10 of the 12 first-place votes.  Three of the top four teams - Davenport, Madonna, and Lourdes - all ended their postseason play last year in the first round at the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship Tournament. The coaches also selected the Preseason All-Conference Team, which can be found after the team capsules

RankTeam1st Place
Votes
Total
Points
1Davenport10142
2Madonna2131
3Cornerstone 119
4Lourdes 97
5Northwestern Ohio 94
6Indiana Tech 91
7Aquinas 70
8Concordia 65
9Siena Heights 46
10Marygrove 31
11Lawrence Tech 28
12Michigan-Dearborn 22

Team Capsules

1. Davenport 27-7 (18-4)
Davenport returns its top two scorers from last year's national tournament team. Honorable Mention All-American JaVontae Ford starts his senior after being named to the WHAC's All-Defensive team each of his three seasons with the Panthers. He led the team in rebounds (5.9 rpg) and had 60 steals. Also returning is Dominez Burnett for his sophomore campaign. The 6-5 forward had an outstanding rookie year, earning Honorable Mention All-American and WHAC Newcomer of the Year accolades. Even with his most experienced group returning, Coach Burt Paddock hit the recruiting trail and welcomes his most heralded recruiting class in school history with two All-State standouts from basketball-savvy Indiana and an All-State point guard from the state of Michigan.

2. Madonna 25-9 (17-5)
Head coach Noel Emenhiser and the Crusaders return four starters from the most successful team in program history and first-ever national tournament appearance, including reigning WHAC Player of the Year and Second Team All-American Bobby Naubert. Naubert was chosen as this year's Preseason Player of the Year by coaches in the conference after averaging 17 points and seven assists. Fellow All-WHAC selections Travis Schuba and Fred Williams join Naubert for their senior years and a trio of All-State players will add to the Crusaders' depth.

3. Cornerstone 21-11 (14-8)
The Golden Eagles return 10 players from last year's squad, including four starters. NAIA Honorable Mention All-American Wed Hudson is gunning for a conference championship to close out his senior year and Jake Plite returns after missing the last 12 games of the 2012-13 season with an ACL injury. With Grand Valley State (Mich.) transfer Ben Lanning helping in scoring, rebounding and shot blocking, head coach Kim Elders has positioned his team to be deeper and more experienced.

4. Lourdes 22-10 (16-6)
Andre Smith led the Gray Wolves to a school-record 22 wins last season and back-to-back NAIA National Championship Tournament appearances to earn WHAC Coach of the Year honors. Lourdes returns just seven players while losing nine letterwinners from last year. WHAC All-Defensive honoree Elvin Butler anchors the defense and is joined by fellow seniors Enique Mason and Jerome Talton. Four college transfers hope to make an immediate impact to keep Lourdes' competitive.

5. Northwestern Ohio 17-14 (12-10)
The Racers will rely heavily on a pair of First Team All-WHAC selections in Derrick Tate and Johnny Elliott. The two averaged 30 points and 10 rebounds between them last year. Head coach Chris Adams will also lean on JuCo transfer Ed Jenkins, who was an NJCAA All-American last year at Patrick Henry Community College.

6. Indiana Tech 21-10 (14-8)
Al Grushkin welcomes back seniors Jeff Hoskins and Antwan Cathey along with junior Nick Lewis. Four upper classmen transers will also make an immediate impact .

7. Aquinas 12-19 (10-12)
The Saints return nearly 25 points per game in seniors Austin Semple and Brett Pfahler. Senior transfer Kolin Kazen , an All-MIAA selection from Albion (Mich.) last year, will also add to the scoring as he averaged 16 points per game.

8. Concordia 14-17 (12-10)
First year coach Ricky Yahn has a trio of upper classmen to lead the Cardinals. Seniors John Schaeffer (First Team All-WHAC) and Andrew Patrick join junior Josh Fugate (Honorable Mention All-WHAC) in leading a young team.

9. Siena Heights 9-19 (9-13)
The Saints welcome new faces in Christian Covile (Kellogg CC), George Goodman (Lansing CC), and Stone Beckwith (Saginaw Valley State) while looking to returners Jamison Webster and Latwan Wesley to lead the team.

10. Marygrove 3-27 (3-19)
A young, but experienced team awaits new coach Craig Covington as redshirt junior Darryll Dixon (15.8 ppg in 2011-12) and sophomore Diante Taylor (12 ppg game) return to the lineup. Four key freshmen will make the difference for the Mustangs.

11. Lawrence Tech 3-27 (2-20)
Tom Kempf looks to have a young, but eager team. Four sophomores return after gaining a ton of experience last season. Jake Mullin was the second leading score last year and Jon Osantowski led the team in rebounds and blocked shots. 

12. Michigan-Dearborn 7-23 (5-17)
Three key returners, Dustin Sielski, Jeff, Fick, and Jamiel Strickland, will lead John Mackson's team.

Preseason All-Conference Team
Bobby Naubert, Madonna
Dominez Burnett, Davenport
JaVonte Ford, Davenport
Wes Hudson, Cornerstone
Derrick Tate, Northwestern Ohio

 
Today
Men's Basketball
(18) Indiana University East at 70
Madonna 66
Adrian College at 60
Lawrence Tech 77
(RV) Northwestern Ohio vs 9:00pm
La Sierra University EST
Trip Sports Las Vegas Hoopla
Live Video
Women's Basketball
(13) Siena Heights vs  
(14) Menlo College  
Hoop N Surf Classic Honolulu, Hawaii
Marygrove at 54
Calumet College of St. Joseph 60
Lourdes at 48
Spring Arbor University 79
Northwestern Ohio vs 7:00pm
Mount Marty College EST
Live Video
Today
Men's Basketball
(18) Indiana University East at 70
Madonna 66
Adrian College at 60
Lawrence Tech 77
Women's Basketball
Marygrove at 54
Calumet College of St. Joseph 60
Lourdes at 48
Spring Arbor University 79
Yesterday
Men's Basketball
(12) Cornerstone at 85
(3) Northwood University 78
Marietta Rappaport Family Classic (Hosted by Northwood University - West Palm Beach, Fla.)
Concordia at 67
Central Michigan University 90
(RV) Northwestern Ohio vs 81
(23) University of St. Mary 67
Trip Sports Las Vegas Hoopla
Women's Basketball
Northwestern Ohio vs 83
Hanover College 87
Indiana Tech at 50
(12) Marian University 91
(8) University of Saint Francis at 46
(2) Davenport 59
Thursday, Dec 18
Men's Basketball
(12) Cornerstone vs 90
Edward Waters 65
Marietta Rappaport Family Classic (Hosted by Northwood University - West Palm Beach, Fla.)
St. Andrews College at 66
Marygrove 49
Women's Basketball
Bethel College at 52
Cornerstone 70
Wednesday, Dec 17
Men's Basketball
(RV) Goshen College at 64
Madonna 65
Best Western Crusader Classic (hosted by Madonna University - Livonia, Mich.) Tournament Info
Concordia at 69
Indiana Tech 67
Tuesday, Dec 16
Men's Basketball
Finlandia University at 56
Madonna 97
Best Western Crusader Classic (hosted by Madonna University - Livonia, Mich.) Tournament Info
Women's Basketball
Alma College at 56
(13) Siena Heights 64
Cornerstone at 69
Spring Arbor University 64
Monday, Dec 15
Men's Basketball
Marygrove at 78
Olivet College 72
Women's Basketball
Concordia at 62
Oakland University 109
Marygrove at 56
Olivet College 83
Saturday, Dec 13
Men's Basketball
(12) Cornerstone at 69
Concordia 78
Lourdes at 63
Madonna 61
Marygrove at 79
Lawrence Tech 53
Siena Heights at 56
(RV) Northwestern Ohio 75
UM-Dearborn at 52
Davenport 81
Indiana Tech at 58
Aquinas 60
Women's Basketball
Marygrove at 41
Lawrence Tech 78
Cornerstone at 72
Concordia 55
Lourdes at 55
(RV) Madonna 62
Today
Men's Basketball
(RV) Northwestern Ohio vs 9:00pm
La Sierra University EST
Trip Sports Las Vegas Hoopla
Live Video
Women's Basketball
Northwestern Ohio vs 7:00pm
Mount Marty College EST
Live Video
Sunday, Dec 21
Men's Basketball
(6) Davenport vs  
(15) Saint Xavier University  
SXU Midwest Tournament (Hosted by Saint Xavier (Ill.) - Chicago, Ill.)
Live Audio
Marygrove at 3:00pm
Saginaw Valley State University EST
Home MediaLive Video Live Audio Live Stats
Visitor Media"Live Audio
Shawnee State University at 4:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Cincinnati Christian University vs 7:00pm
Lourdes EST
Saint Xavier Midwest Tournament (Chicago, Ill.)
Live Video Live Stats
Women's Basketball
Marygrove at 1:00pm
Saginaw Valley State University EST
Exhibition
Home MediaLive Video Live Audio Live Stats
Visitor Media"Live Audio
Monday, Dec 22
Men's Basketball
(11) Saint Ambrose University vs  
(6) Davenport  
SXU Midwest Tournament (Hosted by Saint Xavier (Ill.) - Chicago, Ill.)
Live Audio
Marian University vs 3:00pm
Lourdes EST
Saint Xavier Midwest Tournament (Chicago, Ill.)
Live Video Live Stats
Tuesday, Dec 23
Men's Basketball
TBA vs  
Lourdes  
Saint Xavier Midwest Tournament (Chicago, Ill.)
Live Video Live Stats
TBA vs  
(6) Davenport  
SXU Midwest Tournament (Hosted by Saint Xavier (Ill.) - Chicago, Ill.)
Live Audio
Saturday, Dec 27
Women's Basketball
Washington and Jefferson vs 5:00pm
Lourdes EST
Smokey Ballenger Classic - Westerville, Ohio
Live Stats
Monday, Dec 29
Men's Basketball
University of Windsor at 7:00pm
(RV) Northwestern Ohio EST
Live Video Live Audio
Women's Basketball
Cornerstone vs 2:00pm
Northwood University EST
Holiday Classic (Hosted by Northwood University - West Palm Beach, Fla.)
Live Video Live Stats
Grace Bible College at 5:00pm
(2) Davenport EST
DU Holiday Classic
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Roosevelt University vs 8:30pm
Marygrove EST
DU Holiday Tournament - Hosted by Davenport University
Live Stats
Tuesday, Dec 30
Men's Basketball
(RV) Northwestern Ohio at 7:00pm
Holy Cross College EST
Live Audio
Women's Basketball
Roosevelt University at  
(2) Davenport  
DU Holiday Classic
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Grace Bible College vs 1:00pm
Marygrove EST
DU Holiday Tournament - Hosted by Davenport University
Live Stats
Olivet College at 1:00pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
 
 
 
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