The Dickinson men's basketball team posted an upset of No. 8 nationally ranked College of Wooster on Saturday night, winning the second round of the NCAA Regionals 67-64.
Senior guard Adam Honig scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Red Devils to a school-record 22nd win. Honig drained six three-pointers on the night, hitting five in the first half.
Wooster 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 '16, but Wooster battled back, taking the lead on a Doug Thorpe three-pointer at the 6:16 mark. Dickinson retook the lead on four straight free throws by Gerry Wixted '15 and then opened a four-point lead on a jumper by Ted Hinnenkamp '16.
Xavier Brown sank a pair of free throws to pull Wooster within two with 25 seconds left, but Honig hit one of two free throws 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. Tom McInerney '14 and Hinnenkamp each added eight points.
Dan Fanelly led Wooster with 15 points. Kenny DeBoer added 14 while Brown finished with 12.
The Red Devils advance to the third round of the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history and will face Wheaton College on Friday, March 14.
Published Mar. 8, 2014