St. Thomas wins first Division III title

SALEM, Va. -- John Nance scored 10 of his 16 points during a game-changing 34-5 burst early in the first half and St. Thomas beat Wooster 78-54 on Saturday to win its first Division III men's basketball national championship.

Tommy Hannon also scored 16 points for the Tommies (30-3), whose big run gave them a 36-16 lead less than 15 minutes into the game. They never let the margin slip below 10 again en route to their 12th victory in a row.

Ian Franks scored 22 points to lead Wooster (31-3), but the Fighting Scots couldn't muster another dramatic rally. They came back from a 17-point deficit with a 27-8 run over the final nine minutes in beating Middlebury on Friday night but couldn't repeat the surge in the final.


Comment section guidelines

The below comment section contains thoughts and opinions from users that in no way represent the views of the Las Vegas Review-Journal or GateHouse Media. This public platform is intended to provide a forum for users of to share ideas, express thoughtful opinions and carry the conversation beyond the article. Users must follow the guidelines under our Commenting Policy and are encouraged to use the moderation tools to help maintain civility and keep discussions on topic.