ALLIANCE, Ohio — Dreams live on for the Mount Union men’s basketball team.
play in them First Ever Elite Eight In the NCAA Division III tournament, the Purple Raiders beat Wisconsin Oshkosh 78-67 at the Timken Gymnasium on Saturday night. The win advanced Mount to the Final Four for the first time in program history.
The Raiders (29-2) never lost a game despite shooting from the field relatively poorly at 42.2%. The Ohio Athletic Conference Player of the Year scored 26 and he led again with 11 rebounds, while Jeffrey Mansfield added his 14 points, eight boards and six assists.
Oshkosh (24-7) failed to recover from bad shots from both the field (36.5%) and the free-throw line (56%). Levi Borchert trailed the Titans with 19 points and he had 14 boards.
Mount Union, who entered the tournament as the nation’s third-best team, will finally reach the national semi-finals after years of grief, including the COVID-19 pandemic ruining their chances of qualifying for 2020. will be This year’s semifinals and national championship game will be held again in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with the Purple Raiders taking on Wisconsin his Whitewater (25-7) on Thursday night. The upstart Warhawks reached this point where he defeated three nationally ranked teams, including Cleveland’s Case He Western Reserves, Johns Hopkins, and Oswego State.
https://www.wkyc.com/article/sports/ncaa/ncaab/mount-union-final-four-ncaa-division-iii-mens-basketball-tournament/95-ec74a818-7ebd-4ca8-8a2a-0664599b42c7 Mount Union Advances to Men’s Basketball Division III Final Four