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MEC Tournament -- men's capsules

(1) West Liberty (24-2)

Nickname: Hilltoppers

Coach: Jim Crutchfield

Rankings: 1st Atlantic Region, 3rd NABC poll

First round: Bye

Quarterfinal game: vs. Notre Dame College, 6 p.m. Friday

Postseason honors: Cedric Harris, player of the year, first-team All-MEC; Crutchfield, co-coach of the year; C.J. Hester, second-team All-MEC

League leaders (all 1st): Team scoring 104.7, scoring margin plus-22, field-goal percentage .501, 3-point percentage .415, 3-pointers made 13.35, assists 20.35, steals 10.46, defensive rebounds 27.77; turnover margin plus-7.15, assist-to-turnover ratio 1.94; Cedric Harris, 5.73 assists, 2.42 steals, 2.92 assist-to-turnover ratio; Seger Bonifant .545 3-point percentage (1st); Keene Cockburn 2.69 blocks

(2) Charleston (18-8)

Nickname: Golden Eagles

Coach: Dwaine Osborne

Rankings: 4th Atlantic Region

First round: Bye

Quarterfinal game: vs. Wheeling Jesuit, noon Friday

Postseason honors: Osborne, co-coach of the year; Xavier Humphrey, first-team All-MEC; Aleksander Kesic, second-team All-MEC

League leaders: Scoring defense 71.7 (2nd), scoring margin plus-4.2, 3-point percentage defense .333, rebounding defense 33.5 (all 3rd)

(3) Glenville State (17-9)

Nickname: Pioneers

Coach: Stephen Dye

Rankings: 8th Atlantic Region

First round: Bye

Quarterfinal game: vs. Shepherd, 2:15 p.m. Friday

Postseason honors: Lamar Mallory, first-team All-MEC; Donte Morales, second-team All-MEC

League leaders: Lamar Mallory, .685 field-goal percentage (1st); Kevin Gray, 3.27 3-pointers made (1st); Mallory, 19.3 points (3rd); team field-goal percentage, .487 (3rd)

(4) Fairmont State (19-9)

Nickname: Falcons

Coach: Jerrod Calhoun

Rankings: 9th Atlantic Region

First round: Bye

Quarterfinal game: vs. West Virginia Wesleyan, 8:15 p.m. Friday

Postseason honors: Stevie Browning and Brendan Cooper, first-team All-MEC; Thomas Wimbush, second-team All-MEC.

League leaders: Field-goal defense .430 (1st); scoring margin plus-6.5, rebounding margin plus-8.2, defensive rebounds 26.32, offensive rebound percentage .396; defensive rebound percentage .716 (2nd); blocked shots 5.04, steals 8.54 (3rd); Shammgod Wells 2.29 assist-to-turnover ratio (2nd); Trevor Andrews-Evans 2.0 blocks (3rd)

(5) W.Va. Wesleyan (20-11)

Nickname: Bobcats

Coach: Patrick Beilein

Rankings: 10th Atlantic Region

First round: Wesleyan 79, Urbana 77

Quarterfinal game: vs. Fairmont State, 8:15 p.m. Friday

Postseason honors: T.J. Thompson, All-MEC

League leaders: Scoring defense 70.6 (1st); 3-point percentage .409, 3-point field goals (9.97); 3-point defense .327 (2nd); field-goal defense .453, defensive rebound .706 (3rd); Chris Dewberry .473 3-point percentage (2nd); T.J. Thompson 2.94 3-pointers made (2nd), .450 3-point percentage (3rd); Brett Ervin 2.84 3-pointers made (3rd); Ray Warren 1.98 assists-to-turnover ratio (3rd)

(6) Shepherd (20-9)

Nickname: Rams

Coach: Justin Namolik

Rankings: 5th Atlantic Region

First round: Shepherd 86, Concord 68

Quarterfinal game: vs. Glenville State, 2:15 p.m. Friday

Postseason honors: Brantley Osborne, first-team All-MEC; Austin Cunningham and Morgan McDonald, honorable mention All-MEC

League leaders: Free-throw percentage .751, turnover margin plus-2.21 (2nd); scoring offense 84.9, assists 16.72, assist-to-turnover ratio 1.26 (3rd); Brantley McDonald .912 free-throw percentage (1st), minutes played 35.86 (3rd); Morgan McDonald 9.9 rebounds, 7.1 defensive rebounds (2nd); Naim Muhammad .607 field-goal percentage (3rd)

(7) Wheeling Jesuit (15-12)

Nickname: Cardinals

Coach: Danny Sancombe

Rankings: None

First round: Wheeling Jesuit 105, Virginia-Wise 82

Quarterfinal game: vs. Charleston, noon Friday

Postseason honors: Eric Seifert, first-team All-MEC; Justin Fritts second-team All-MEC

League leaders: Field-goal defense .449, assists 19.04, assist-to-turnover ratio 1.26 (2nd); field-goal percentage .484 (3rd); Eric Seifert 39.41 minutes played (1st); Justin Fritts 5.30 assists (2nd), .898 free-throw percentage (3rd)

(9) Notre Dame College (11-18)

Nickname: Falcons

Coach: Tim Koenig

Rankings: None

First round: Notre Dame 97, West Virginia State 78

Quarterfinal game: vs. West Liberty, 6 p.m. Friday

Postseason honors: Tyree Gaiter, second-team All-MEC

League leaders: Scoring offense 85.0 (2nd); turnover margin plus-1.45 (3rd); Lawrence DeArmond 21.1 points (1st); Tyree Gaiter 20.7 points, 2.17 steals, 35.97 minutes (all 2nd), 5.17 assists (3rd)


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