MEC Tournament -- men's capsules


(1) West Liberty (24-2)Nickname: HilltoppersCoach: Jim CrutchfieldRankings: 1st Atlantic Region, 3rd NABC poll
First round: ByeQuarterfinal game: vs. Notre Dame College, 6 p.m. FridayPostseason honors: Cedric Harris, player of the year, first-team All-MEC; Crutchfield, co-coach of the year; C.J. Hester, second-team All-MECLeague 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 EaglesCoach: Dwaine OsborneRankings: 4th Atlantic RegionFirst round: ByeQuarterfinal game: vs. Wheeling Jesuit, noon FridayPostseason 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: PioneersCoach: Stephen DyeRankings: 8th Atlantic RegionFirst round: Bye
Quarterfinal game: vs. Shepherd, 2:15 p.m. FridayPostseason honors: Lamar Mallory, first-team All-MEC; Donte Morales, second-team All-MECLeague 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: FalconsCoach: Jerrod CalhounRankings: 9th Atlantic RegionFirst round: ByeQuarterfinal game: vs. West Virginia Wesleyan, 8:15 p.m. FridayPostseason 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: BobcatsCoach: Patrick BeileinRankings: 10th Atlantic RegionFirst round: Wesleyan 79, Urbana 77Quarterfinal game: vs. Fairmont State, 8:15 p.m. FridayPostseason honors: T.J. Thompson, All-MECLeague 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: RamsCoach: Justin NamolikRankings: 5th Atlantic RegionFirst round: Shepherd 86, Concord 68Quarterfinal game: vs. Glenville State, 2:15 p.m. FridayPostseason honors: Brantley Osborne, first-team All-MEC; Austin Cunningham and Morgan McDonald, honorable mention All-MECLeague 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: CardinalsCoach: Danny SancombeRankings: NoneFirst round: Wheeling Jesuit 105, Virginia-Wise 82Quarterfinal game: vs. Charleston, noon FridayPostseason honors: Eric Seifert, first-team All-MEC; Justin Fritts second-team All-MECLeague 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: FalconsCoach: Tim KoenigRankings: NoneFirst round: Notre Dame 97, West Virginia State 78Quarterfinal game: vs. West Liberty, 6 p.m. FridayPostseason honors: Tyree Gaiter, second-team All-MECLeague 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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