Men's Basketball News

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 16, 2017 1:59 pm

The 2016-17 basketball season saw two ICCAC men’s basketball teams ranked No. 1 this year. Kirkwood started the season at the top spot after winning the national title last year.  By the sixth poll of the season, Southwestern had taken over as the nation’s best for the first time in school history. The Spartans held the No. 1 ranking for six of the final eight polls, including the most recent.

Southwestern won the regular season and postseason Region XI title, clinching their first national tournament trip since 1999. The Spartans also broke a school-record for wins in a season (with the previous being 25 wins, a mark reached in the 1977, 1997, and 2016 seasons), and only have one blemish heading into the national tournament, a 78-75 loss on Feb. 11 at Kirkwood.

Read more: Three Southwestern Players Receive First Team All-Region Honors

Published March 15, 2017 12:54 pm

Spartan team with regional champion trophy

The public is invited to attend a send-off for the Southwestern Community College men's basketball team on Sunday, March 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the Student Center, 1501 West Townline St., Creston, as they get ready to head to the NJCAA National Tournament in Danville, IL.  Fans should wear red to the send-off as well as to the games, if they plan to attend, to keep the Spartan RED OUT going.

Read more: Send-Off Planned Sunday for Southwestern Basketball Team

Published March 13, 2017 3:04 pm

Winner Stays T-shirt Design
NOTE:  Men's basketball national championship information will be posted here throughout the week as it is received.

GAME ARTICLES:

SPARTAN SEND-OFF - The public is invited to attend a send-off for the men's basketball team as they head to the national championship on Sunday, March 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the Student Center on campus.  Meet the players, take photos, get autographs, and wish the Spartans good luck before they head to Danville, IL.  The SWCC Shoppe will be open as well and national qualifier T-shirts will be available for purchase.  The bus pulls out at 11 a.m., so don't be late!!

WATCH OR LISTEN TO THE GAMES - The tourney games will be livestreamed on the Danville Community College Web site and aired live on KSIB Radio Web site.  Watch or listen in and cheer on the Spartans!

HOTEL INFORMATION - The Danville Days Hotel and Conference Center will provide a discounted rate to faculty, staff, friends, and family of our SWCC team.  In order for people to receive the discounted rate of $99+tax, they will need to call the hotel directly at 217.443.6600. 

TshirtDesign OnlyNATIONAL QUALIFIER T-SHIRTS - Buy a T-shirt and support the Spartan Men's Basketball Team in their bid for the NJCAA DII National Championship in Danville, IL. We are proud of our men and we know you are too, so show your Spartan Spirit with a 2017 National Championship qualifier T-shirt (T-shirt mockup featured above right--close-up of design at right, and T-shirt order form below).

T-Shirt Cost: $12 for adult sizes small-XL

T-Shirt Cost: $15 for adult sizes 2XL-4XL

Order your t-shirt...T-Shirt and National Tourney Information