Record-Setting Devils Headed to NCAA "Sweet 16"

 

 

(Wooster, Pa,) – The Dickinson men's basketball team posted an upset of #8-nationally ranked Wooster College on Saturday night, winning the second round of the NCAA Regional, 67-64.

 

Senior guard Adam Honig (Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Geeley) scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Red Devils to a school record 23rd win. Honig drained six three-pointers on the night, hitting five in the first half. He becomes the all-time career leader, with 201 in his career. Honig ranks second all-time in career scoring with 1,478 points.

 

The Red Devils knocked-down 11 three-pointers on the night, after draining 10 in Friday's win over Geneseo. They broke the school record with 229 triples this season. They also set new marks, sinking 473 free throws and scoring 2,188 points to advance to the first "Sweet 16" appearance in program history.

 

The hosts jumped out to an 12-6 lead to start the game, but the Red Devils closed out the half with a strong run to lead 37-29, at the break.

 

Dickinson stretched the lead to 11, early in the second half on a three-pointer from Brandon Angradi (Milford, Pa./Delaware Valley).

 

Wooster battled back, taking the lead on a Doug Thorpe three-pointer at the 6:16 mark. Gerry Wixted (Moorestown, N.J./Camden Catholic) gave Dickinson the lead, hitting four free throws, and Ted Hinnenkamp (York, Pa./York Suburban) traded baskets with the Scots to put the Devils up by four.

 

Xavier Brown sank a pair of free throws to pull within two. Honig hit one of two to secure a 67-64 win for the Red Devils.

 

Honig added four assists to his game-high 24 points. Wixted finished with 14 points and seven rebounds. Thomas McInernery (York, Pa./York Suburban) and Hinnenkamp each added eight points. Hinnenkamp and senior Tucker Landy (Durham, Conn./Xavier) each blocked a pair of shots.

 

Dan Fanelly led Wooster with 15 points. Kenny DeBoer added14 while Brown finished with 12.

 

The Red Devils improve to 23-6 on the season and advance to the third round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. The Red Devils will face Wheaton College from Illinois in the "Sweet 16" on March 14.

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