By Chad Waller, Director of Communications and Sports Information
NAIA Game of the Week
Division II Men's Basketball
No. 9 Davenport (Mich.) (21-4, 14-3 WHAC) at No. 24 Madonna (Mich.) (17-8, 12-5 WHAC)
Saturday, Feb. 2 | 3 p.m. EST | Activities Center | Livonia, Mich.
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• Two teams traveling in opposite directions will meet up on the hard wood Saturday when No. 24 Madonna (Mich.) hosts No. 9 Davenport (Mich.). Currently in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) standings, Davenport leads the league with a 14-3 record and holds a 2.0 game-advantage over a trio of teams, which includes Madonna.
• On Jan. 19, Madonna was in first-place in the WHAC standings, but since then the team has lost three out of four games. On the other hand, the Panthers are currently on a seven-game win streak and have now won 20-plus games in each of the last five seasons.
• Madonna leads the all-time series with an 11-8 record, including a 6-2 mark in the confines of the Activities Center. The Crusaders took the last meeting on Dec. 14 with an 82-69 victory behind the strength of 62 percent shooting. That loss by Davenport was just the fourth all-time at home (since 2003 - 04) and it snapped a 24-game home win streak.
• The Crusaders are 9-3 this year when playing on their home court. Two of those three losses have occurred in the past 10 days.
• In true road games this season, Davenport is 9-2. During its current four-game road win streak, the Panthers have won by an average of 20.8 points.
• In the last time out for Davenport on Wednesday, the Panthers took down Lawrence Tech (Mich.), 82-57, for its seventh-consecutive win. Madonna snapped a three-game skid with a 73-59 victory over Cornerstone (Mich.) on Thursday.
• With 45-straight Top 25 rankings, Davenport holds the second-longest active streak behind the 61-straight by Northwood (Fla.). The Panthers have been in the top 10 in six-of-eight polls this season.
• Madonna entered the Top 25 polls on Nov. 27 at the 24th position. Since then, the Crusaders reached as high as No. 17 on Jan. 22.
• Davenport is successful based in large part to its defensive efforts. The Panthers are No. 1 in total steals (28), second in field goal percentage defense (.372) and fifth in steals per game (11.2).
• With a 14.6 average, JaVontae Ford is the team leader in scoring. He has slumped recently with a clip of 9.5 in his last four contests. Ford also is tops in rebounding (5.6) and tied for first with 45 steals.
• Like the Panthers, Madonna is ranked highly in the NAIA in numerous defensive statistical categories: No. 4 in field goal percentage defense (.376), No. 5 in total blocks (114) and No. 18 in scoring defense per game (65.0).
• Eoghann Stephens is Division II's leading shot-blocker with 3.2 swats per game. He also grabs a team-leading 6.1 rebounds per contest to go along with 6.8 points. Bobby Naubert is tops on the club in scoring (17.2) and is currently on a streak of 11-straight games with at least 10 points.
• Both teams wrap up the regular season with four more games with the finale occurring on Feb. 16. The WHAC Tournament is scheduled to begin on Feb. 21 at on-campus sites.
Some information courtesy of Davenport and Madonna Sports Information Departments
This Week Around the Top 25
• Saturday - No. 3 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) at No. 19 Westminster (Utah)
• Saturday - No. 20 Rogers State (Okla.) at No. 9 Oklahoma Baptist
• Wednesday - No. 5 Northwestern (Iowa) def. No. 15 Dordt (Iowa), 89-87
• Wednesday - No. 6 Northwood (Fla.) def. No. 18 Ave Maria (Fla.), 78-64
• Saturday - No. 9 Davenport (Mich.) at No. 24 Madonna (Mich.)
• Saturday - No. 20 Northwest (Wash.) at No. 14 Warner Pacific (Ore.)
Upsets This Week in the Top 25
• Thursday - (RV) Martin Methodist (Tenn.) def. No. 11 Bethel (Tenn.), 74-64
• Thursday - St. Catharine (Ky.) def. No. 22 Cumberlands (Ky.), 85-68
• Tuesday - Spring Arbor (Mich.) def. No. 17 Grace (Ind.), 74-60
• Tuesday - Northwestern Ohio def. No. 24 Madonna (Mich.), 80-73
• Wednesday - Florida Memorial def. No. 7 St. Thomas (Fla.), 71-68
• Wednesday -- Briar Cliff (Iowa) def. No. 16 Doane (Neb.), 87-78
• Thursday - (RV) Sterling (Kan.) def. No. 21 Saint Mary (Kan.), 88-71
For the Record
• Only one team in men's and women's NAIA Basketball is still undefeated. No. 1-ranked Columbia (Mo.) is 23-0 (through games played Jan. 31) and set a program record with its 21st-straight victory Jan. 24 against Harris Stowe-State (Mo.). The Cougars travel to Park (Mo.) Saturday before a road game at Benedictine-Springfield (Ill.) Feb. 7.
• Since 2008 -- 09, Columbia holds the second-longest undefeated streak to open up the season. Georgetown (Ky.) holds the highwater mark for the longest win streak to open up a season - 34-straight wins. Mountain State (W.Va.) held a 23-game win streak to start the 2009 - 10 season. Shorter (Ga.) won 22-consecutive games to start the 2011 - 12 season. Behind that group is the 16-straight streak held by LSU Shreveport (La.) to begin 2010 - 11. Rogers State (Okla.) went 13-0 to begin 2008 - 09 before its first loss.
• Behind Columbia's active win streak (22-straight), next in line is No. 10 Emmanuel (Ga.) at 12-straight wins, followed by No. 14 Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) and No. 8 Cal State San Marcos who each own a 10-game win streak.
• Columbia owns the most wins in Division I with 23. Emmanuel, Hope International (Calif.) and Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) are next with 21 victories.
• There are nine programs with 20-plus wins.
• Besides Columbia, Lee (Tenn.) is the only program with one loss-or-fewer (20-1).
• The Southern States Athletic Conference holds the most teams with at least 20 wins with three: Emmanuel (21), Lee (20) and Faulkner (Ala.) (20).
• In the coaching ranks, Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) head coach Larry Chapman notched his 700th-career victory on Jan. 26 with a 62-55 win over No. 8 William Carey (Miss.). He became the fifth active coach in Division I and II to reach the 700-win threshold.
• Columbia coach Bob Burchard claimed his 600th career win against Central Methodist (Mo.) on Nov. 14.
• Two coaches hit the 500-win milestone: on Jan. 3, Central Methodist coach Jeff Sherman hit the mark with a victory over Graceland (Iowa) and Robert Morris (Ill.) general Al Bruehl did so on Nov. 1 in the season-opening win over Evangel (Mo.). Overall, there are nine Division I head coaches with 500-plus wins.
• Despite the 147-138 loss to Francis Marion on Nov. 19, 2012, Morris (S.C.) holds the single-game high for points. The Hornet shot 56-of-96 from the field and scored 19 points from the foul line.
• Four individuals have posted a triple-double in the Division I ranks this season: David Rawlinson of West Virginia Tech, Travis Wilkins of St. Catharine (Ky.), Jordan Butts of Belhaven (Miss.) and Andrew Wilson of Bluefield (Ky.).
• With 53 points, Rodney Milum of LSU Shreveport (La.) is the single-game leader with his effort against Paul Quinn (Texas) on Nov. 13, 2012. He went 16-for-25 overall with nine triples. There are three other players to reach at least the 40-point mark this year.
• Deon Boyce of UVa-Wise (Va.) has hit the best rebounding mark in the NAIA on two occasions, with 24 against Bluefield (Va.) on Jan. 3 and 24 against Cumberland (Tenn.) on Jan. 10. Overall, there have been 11 instances where a player grabbed 20-or-more caroms.
• Two players, David Rawlinson of West Virginia Tech and Damarkus Lipscomb of Philander Smith (Ark.) each dished out 16 assists in a single-game to hold the most this year.
• On Dec. 8 against West Virginia Tech, Andrew Wilson of Bluefield (Va.) posted 12 steals to put in No. 1 on the single-game list this year. No other player has recorded nine-plus.
• No teams in the division are undefeated. William Penn (Iowa) was the last team to lose game No. 1 on the season, Dec. 7, 2012. The Statesmen were 15-0 before their first loss.
• At 24-1 overall, Eastern Oregon has the most victories (through games played Jan. 31).
• The Eastern Oregon and William Penn (Iowa) programs have just one blemish to their record.
• Overall, 10 teams have won at least 20 contests thus far.
• Conversely, two programs are searching for their first victory on the season - St. Andrews (N.C.) and AIB (Iowa).
• Three conferences have two teams to reach the 20-win threshold: the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference, Crossroads League and the Midwest Collegiate Conference.
• Indiana Southeast now holds the longest active win streak in Division II with 12-straight victories (through Jan. 31). The Grenadiers (18-3) last loss came Dec. 5, 2012 against Saint Francis (Ind.), 78-71. Saint Mary (Kan.) was the leader in this area with 14-consecutive wins prior to a 88-71 loss at Sterling (Kan.) Thursday.
• Next on the win streak list is Rochester (Mich.) with 11-consecutive wins.
• Nebraska Wesleyan, currently 10-11 on the season (through Jan. 31), and leads all Division II programs in all-time wins with 1,367. The Prairie Wolves started their men's basketball program in 1905 - 06.
• Three individuals have posted a triple-double in the Division II ranks this season: Canon Fields of Kansas Wesleyan, Tyree York of Roosevelt (Ill.) and John Lamb of Dakota State (S.D.).
• Ottawa (Kan.) coach Andy Carrier is close to 300 career wins. He currently stands 295-371 (through Jan. 31) and looks to become the 17th active head coach in NAIA Division II with 300-or-more wins.
• With the 140-53 win over Central Christian on Nov. 24, William Penn (Iowa) set the single-game high in points scored and scoring margin (+87). They went 26-for-48 from three-point range, with the 3-pointer made statistic one away from the national record. The scoring outburst is 19 points shy of the all-time Division II record of 159 set in 1994.
• Thaddeus Varmall of York (Neb.) holds the single-game high with a 49-point effort against Central Baptist (Ark.) on Jan. 5. He made 20-of-31 shots and grabbed 10 rebounds. There have been eight occurrences of players reaching 40-or-more points this year.
• With 24 total rebounds, including 17 on the defensive end, Terry Muse of Alice Lloyd (Ky.) owns the highwater rebounding mark. He did this against Crown (Minn.) on Nov. 17, 2012. Five other players have grabbed at least 20-boards in a game this year.
• Roosevelt Green of Saint Xavier (Ill.) and E'Jay Ward of Tennessee Wesleyan are the single-game leaders in assists (16) in a single-game.
• Brad Norman of Rochester (Mich.) and Brandon Eley of AIB (Iowa) hold the national single-game high with 10 steals.
• Scoring per Game - Anthony Dorsey, Truett-McConnell (Ga.), 27.62
• Field Goal Percentage - Vic Moses, Georgetown (Ky.), 0.682
• 3-Point Field Goal Percentage - Norris Rumph, Science & Arts (Okla.), 0.505
• Free Throw Percentage - Alvin Nance, Philander Smith (Ark.), 0.962
• Rebounds per Game - Demetrius Smith, Huston-Tillotson (Texas), 10.9
• Blocks per Game - Jamal Doss, William Carey (Miss.), 3.72
• Assists per Game - Travis Lampley, St. Thomas-Houston (Texas), 9.10
• Double-Doubles - Denzell Erves, Xavier (La.), 14
• Scoring Offense per Game - Pikeville (Ky.), 93.29
• Scoring Defense per Game - Columbia (Mo.), 55.64
• Field Goal Percentage Offense - Columbia (Mo.), 0.528
• Field Goal Percentage Defense - Lee (Tenn.), 0.371
• Free Throw Percentage - Philander Smith, (Ark.), 0.779
• Rebounds per Game - Bethel (Tenn.), 45.68
• Turnover Margin - Westminster (Utah), +8.81
• Scoring per Game - Rashad James, Northwood (Fla.), 24.00
• Field Goal Percentage - Jerome Vaughn, Midland (Neb.), 0.693
• 3-Point Field Goal Percentage - Shawn Seymour, Oklahoma Wesleyan, 0.526
• Free Throw Percentage - Joel Haywood, Concordia (Neb.), 0.894
• Rebounds per Game - Stephen Harris, Warner Pacific (Ore.), 10.92
• Blocks per Game - Eoghann Stephens, Madonna (Mich.), 3.13
• Assists per Game - Tyrone Davis, Northwood (Fla.), 8.50
• Double-Doubles - Stephen Harris, Warner Pacific (Ore.), 16
• Scoring Offense per Game - William Penn (Iowa), 97.17
• Scoring Defense per Game - Lourdes (Ohio), 49.78
• Field Goal Percentage Offense - Hastings (Neb.), 0.514
• Field Goal Percentage Defense - Lourdes (Ohio), 0.363
• Free Throw Percentage - Aquinas (Mich.), 0.750
• Rebounds per Game - William Penn (Iowa), 47.67
• Turnover Margin - Marian (Ind.), +7.30
*Statistics are as reported to DakStats. As of the morning of Jan. 31, 2013
List of NAIA Schools Participating in Division I Men's Basketball
List of NAIA Schools Participating in Division II Men's Basketball
NAIA Men's Basketball Winningest Coaches
NAIA Men's Basketball Regular-Season Records
Looking Ahead to the National Championship
The 76th annual Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship will run from March 13 - 19, 2013 in Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City has served as the host city in 67 of the previous 75 championships, including the last 11-straight events. The 32-team field will be announced on March 6. The championship is distinguished as the oldest national championship basketball tournament in the country, preceding any NIT or NCAA Tournament. Founded in 1937, the tournament has hailed national champions from 22 states, including Hawaii. The state of Oklahoma claims the most titles with 10 followed by Missouri with eight.
Tickets are on sale via www.NAIAHoops.com or by visiting the Municipal Auditorium Box Office in downtown Kansas City. For more information, call 816-595-8141.
The 22nd annual Division II Men's Basketball National Championship is scheduled for March 6 - 12, 2013 in Keeter Gymnasium in Point Lookout, Mo. College of the Ozarks will serve as hosts for the 14th-consecutive year. The 32-team field will be announced on Feb. 27.
NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship Records
NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship Records
|National Championship Superlatives|
|Most All-Time Championship Appearances|
|Division I||Division II|
|1. Georgetown (Ky.)||31||1. College of the Ozarks (Mo.)||16|
|2. Central Washington*||27||2. Northwestern (Iowa)||15|
|3. Oklahoma Baptist||25||3. Oregon Tech||14|
|4. Cumberlands (Ky.)||21||T4. Bellevue (Neb.)||13|
|5. Wisconsin – Eau Claire*||20||T4. MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)%||13|
|Most Wins in Championship Appearances|
|Division I||Division II|
|1. Oklahoma Baptist||58||1. Oregon Tech||33|
|2. Georgetown (Ky.)||54||2. Northwestern (Iowa)||29|
|3. Oklahoma City||47||T3. Cornerstone (Mich.)||26|
|4. Central Washington*||46||T3. Bethel (Ind.)||26|
|5. Hamline (Minn.)*||36||5. College of the Ozarks (Mo.)||25|
|Programs with the Most Championship Titles|
|Division I||Division II|
|1. Oklahoma City||6||T1. Bethel (Ind.)||3|
|T2. Grand Canyon (Ariz.)*||3||T1. Oregon Tech||3|
|T2. Hamline (Minn.)*||3||T3. Cornerstone (Mich.)||2|
|T2. Kentucky State*||3||T3. Northwestern (Iowa)||2|
|T2. Life (Ga.)||3||5. 11 Teams tied at||1|
|T2. Tennessee A&I||3|
|*No longer an NAIA member institution|
|% Now a member of NAIA Division I|