Williams Ephs vs. Augustana (Ill.) Vikings
NCAA DIII Men's Basketball National Semifinals
Friday, March 17, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Salem Civic Center
Williams College Ephs (23-8)
Augustana College Vikings (23-8)
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2016-17 Eph Record:
5-5 in NESCAC
11-2 at home
9-5 on the road
3-1 on neutral courts
4 Wins in a Row
Head Coach: Kevin App, 3rd year: 53-28 – 4-0: 1st NCAA Tournament
2016-17 Augustana Record:
11-5 in CCIW
10-2 at home
9-5 on the road
4-1 on neutral courts
4 Wins in a Row
Head Coach: Grey Giovanine, 18th year: 363-131 – 18-7 in 8 NCAA Tournaments
WILLIAMS in FINAL FOUR in SALEM: The Williams College Ephs are making their eighth appearance in the national semifinals in Salem, VA.
In the Final Four the Ephs have a record of 8-6 in the Salem Civic Center.
Williams was the first New England DIII team to win the NCAA back in 2003.
Runner-Up: 2004, 2010 & 2014
3rd Place: 2011, 1998 & 1997
Williams also appeared in National Quarterfinals in Salem, VA in 2013 and lost so in national quarterfinals in Salem they are 0-1.
AUGUSTANA in SALEM: The Vikings are 1-1 in Salem finishing second in 2015. All-time the Vikings have finished second once.
EPHS NCAA TOURNAMENT RECORD: Overall the Ephs have compiled an NCAA Tournament record of 45-13 (.776) in 15 appearances. As a member of The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) the Ephs were prohibited from competing in NCAA Post-Season Team Tournaments until the 1993-94 academic year.
AUGUSTANA NCAA TOURNAMENT RECORD: Overall the Vikings are 38-16 (.704) in 16 NCAA appearances. The Vikings have finished second three times and third twice.
EPH ALL-TIME Record: In 2,233 games: 1,481-752 (.663)
AUGUSTANA ALL-TIME Record: In 2,362 games: 1,468-894 (.622)
HEAD COACHES: Kevin App's first intercollegiate coaching job was as an assistant under Mike Maker at Williams College during the 2008-09 season. His first intercollegiate head-coaching job also came at Williams.
The Vikings' Grey Giovanine is in his 18th season at Augustana and he has an overall record of 363-131 (.738) with the Vikings. Previously Giovanine coached at Lamar University.
EPH SENIOR CAPTAIN DAN ARONOWITZ: Is a two-time First Team All-NESCAC honoree. Aronowitz has scored 1,333 points and snared 515 rebounds in 112 games. He ranks 14th on the Eph all-time scoring list.
THREE VIKINGS EARNED ALL-CCIW HONORS: Chrishawn Orange was named to the First Team, while Jacob Johnston and Dylan Sortillo were named to the Second Team.
REGIONAL HONORS: The Ephs' Dan Aronowitz was named Second Team All-New England by D3Hoops.com and Augustana's Crishawn Orange was named Third Team All-Central Region by D3Hoops.com.
Both Aronowitz and Orange were accorded Second Team All-Region honors by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
Augustana head coach Grey Giovanine was named the Central Region Coach of the Year by D3Hoops.com.
BACK AGAIN FOR the EPHS: Dan Aronowitz and Mike Greenman played on the 2014 Eph team that lost in the NCAA title tilt to Wisconsin-Whitewater in the closing seconds, 75-73.
BACK AGAIN FOR the VIKINGS: Six players return from Augustana's trip to Salem in 2015 in Nolan Ebel, Dylan Sortillo, Chrishawn Orange, Jacob Johnston, A.J. Dollmeyer, and Michael Hoekstra.
ACCORDING to RANK: Williams has defeated eight teams this season that were ranked in the Top 25 when the Ephs won.
17+: Seven Eph players average at least 17 minutes per game.
FORESIGHT: Street & Smith was the only pre-season publication to put the Ephs in the top 25 and they slotted the Williams 8th.