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Published March 25, 2017 11:12 pm

Danville, IL – The championship game, and Game 26 of the 2017 NJCAA Division II Men’s
Basketball Tournament, featured the top seed Southwestern Community College against
Louisburg, the three-seed, with a 7:30 p.m. tip-off on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Read more: Southwestern National Championship Game Wrap-Up

Published March 25, 2017 10:44 pm

Spartan team with championship trophy

The Southwestern Spartans made history tonight in Danville, IL, by earning the college's first-ever national championship!  The Spartans defeated Louisburg, from North Carolina, with a score of 77-53, to become the 2017 NJCAA DII National Men's Basketball Champions.  The Spartans led most of the way, however the game was tight, until the last few minutes when the Spartans pulled ahead to come away with the victory.  Watch for a complete game wrap-up later tonight.

Read more: Spartans Win National Championship

Published March 24, 2017 11:00 pm

Danville, IL – Game 21 was the first of two semifinal games on Friday night, March 24, of the 2017 Division
II Men’s Basketball National Tournament. The game featured Southwestern Community College,
the No. 1 seed of the tournament, and Richard Bland College, the five seed.

Read more: Southwestern Defeats Richard Bland in Semifinals

Published March 24, 2017 9:17 pm

Huddle and crowd photos

The Spartans came away with a 70-62 victory vs Richard Bland in the men's basketball NJCAA DII National Championship semifinals on Friday, March 24, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in Danville, IL.  They will face the winner of the South Suburban vs Louisburg game, which is currently underway, in the National Championship finals tomorrow, March 25, at 7:30 p.m.

Read more: Spartans in the National Championship Finals

Published March 23, 2017 4:06 pm

Danville, IL – The first quarterfinal of the 2017 NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament was Game 13, played Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 1 p.m., between top-seeded Southwestern Community College and the eight seed Pima Community College.

The Spartans hopped out to an early 5-4 lead aided by a corner three from Brodric Thomas. Two more threes from Southwestern provided them with offense, and the Spartans led 11-8 at the under 14- minute media timeout.

Read more: Spartans Hang On for Quarterfinals Victory

Published March 22, 2017 9:22 am

SWCC Men's Basketball vs. Southern Maryland

Danville, IL – Game two of the NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball National Tournament, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 11 a.m., showcased the top-seeded Southwestern Community College Spartans against the College of Southern Maryland Hawks.

Southwestern hit their first two threes of the game but the Hawks, record-wise the worst team in the field at 14-16, hung close for the first five minutes. The game was tied with 15:25 left at eight a piece.

Read more: Spartans Cruise to First Round Victory

Published March 17, 2017 1:47 pm

Front and back view of 5K shirts

Register now for SIFE's Be the Change 5K Run/Walk, which will take place in conjunction with PIF Week on Monday, April 17, 2017, starting at 5:30 p.m. The run/walk will begin north of the Performing Arts Center on the SWCC campus.

Read more: Register NOW for Be the Change 5K Run/Walk

Published March 17, 2017 11:55 am

National tourney qualifier T-shirt

The men's basketball national qualifier T-shirts have arrived! You may purchase them (or pick up your pre-order) at the SWCC Shoppe in the Student Center!

The SWCC Shoppe will be open during Sunday's send-off as well.  Spartan Send-Off information is available on the National Tourney Info page.

Published March 16, 2017 6:15 pm

Manuel Hazoury, Ian Torres, and Sean Houston

Congratulations to Spartan baseball players (pictured above L to R) Manuel Hazoury, Santo Domingo, DR; Ian Torres, Ponce, PR; and Sean Houston, Denison for being named Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) Athletes of the Week already this spring!

Read more: Three Spartans Named ICCAC Athlete of the Week this Spring

Published March 16, 2017 5:52 pm

Southwestern Community College Head Women's Basketball Coach Addae Houston received word this week, Spartan sophomore Julanie Carter, of Des Moines, was named First Team All-Region following the 2016-17 basketball season.

Read more: Carter Named First Team All-Region