An exciting overtime win for The Cardinals for our first ever NESCAC crown in men’s b-ball! More soon!!
UPDATE (from Athletics website + Hartford Courant):
Jack Mackey ’16 hit his sixth three-pointer of the game with 2:14 left in overtime, the first points of the extra period, then fed Joseph Kuo ’17 for a pair of dunks before the Cardinals hits four of six free throws in the final :17 to defeat Amherst, 74-70, and win their first-ever NESCAC championship Sun., March 1 at Trinity. Wesleyan led most of the game but had to fend off several Lord Jeff rallies to secure an automatic bid to the NCAA Divison III Championship. The field of 63 teams will be announced early Mon., March 2 afternoon with times and locations of games.
The NCAA qualification is the first for men’s basketball. The NESCAC crown is the sixth by a Wesleyan team in the last 10 years. Baseball (2014), football (2013), softball (2010), men’s lacrosse (2009) and men’s soccer (2005) are the other prominent Cardinal squads with NESCAC titles to their credit.
This fancy passing (from an earlier playoff game) made ESPN highlights.
You can read more here at Wesleyan site.
And here, the Hartford Courant gives Coach Reilly’s team some fine coverage (with pics): http://fw.to/u7wMBYR
Go Wes! #thisiswhy