The Swarthmore College men’s basketball team is bound for the NCAA Division III Final Four for the first time in program history.
The Garnet will face Christopher Newport University of Newport News, Va., in the national semifinals on Friday at 6 PM in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Swarthmore punched its ticket to the Final Four with a 69-65 victory over Nichols College in the Elite Eight last Saturday night on the campus of Amherst College.
The Garnet (28-3) has now won a program-record 14 consecutive games.
To illustrate Swarthmore’s balance, four different players average double figures in scoring:
- senior Cam Wiley of Atlanta (14.7 points per game)
- junior Zac O’Dell of Schenectady, N.Y. (13.0)
- sophomore Conor Harkins of Greenwich, Conn. (12.9)
- freshman George Visconti of Clark, N.J. (11.7)
Also, nine different members of the Garnet average double figures in minutes played.