GAME NOTES: Williams Ephs vs. Augustana (Ill.) Vikings NCAA DIII Semifinal in Salem, VA

GAME NOTES:  Williams Ephs vs. Augustana (Ill.) Vikings NCAA DIII Semifinal in Salem, VA

Williams Ephs vs. Augustana (Ill.) Vikings

NCAA DIII Men's Basketball National Semifinals

Friday, March 17, 2017 – 7:30 PM

Salem Civic Center

Salem, Virginia

First Meeting:

Williams College Ephs (23-8)
Augustana College Vikings (23-8)




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HOMETOWER on Cole Teal:

Chesterton grad Teal playing in D-III final four with Williams College

HOMETOWNER on Mike Greenman: 

Mike Greenman

starring in D-III Final Four after injury almost ended career 

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2016-17 Eph Record:

23-8 Overall

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:

23-8 Overall

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.

Champions: 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 and Augustana's Crishawn Orange was named Third Team All-Central Region by

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

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.

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