Notebook: Racking 'Em Up
THE 700 CLUB: Franklin & Marshall College head coach Glenn Robinson etched his name in the NCAA men's basketball record book as he notched his 700th career victory with a 77-65 victory over Swarthmore College on Nov. 27.
Robinson is the 25th coach in NCAA history to reach the 700-win milestone, joining colleagues such as Dean Smith, Adolph Rupp and Bobby Knight. He is the all-time winningest coach in Division III men's basketball.
The Diplomats added to Robinson's record with a 73-61 win over Gettysburg College on Nov. 29. His career mark now stands at 701-243 in 35 years at the helm of Franklin & Marshall's program.
RACKING 'EM UP: The College of Wooster set a team scoring record as the Fighting Scots won the Emory & Henry College Invitational, beating the Wasps, 150-101, on Nov. 27.
The Scots bettered the previous school scoring mark of 133 by 17 points, a record that stood for 34 years. Wooster also set records for most field goals in a game with 63, and most points in the first half with 80. The Scots downed Methodist College on Nov. 26 to advance to the tournament final.
Forward Tim Vandervaart was selected the tournament's Most Valuable Player after tallying 36 points and 33 rebounds in the two games.
CLASSIC PERFORMANCES: Hope College's Andy Phillips garnered Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week for the third time of his career after helping Flying Dutchmen to a 3-0 record last week.
Phillips, a senior from White Pigeon, Mich., knocked down the game-winning basket lead Hope to a 67-66 victory over Aquinas and earned Select Bank Hall of Fame Classic MVP honors for his efforts. He was the media's unanimous selection for the honor.
Phillips totaled 20 points and 14 rebounds against Aquinas, and posted 27 points and seven rebounds in a victory over Cornerstone. He also contributed six points in Hope's 103-46 win against Andrews earlier in the week.
FRESHMAN FRENZY: Freshman Chadd Barnes netted 16 points and five rebounds as Rutgers-Newark downed defending New Jersey Athletic Conference champions, 88-80, on Nov. 22.
Barnes, a guard from Newark, N.J., was named NJAC Rookie of the Week for the second straight week as the Scarlet Raiders improved to 3-0.
NOTABLE: Rochester's Jon Onyiriuka netted a career-high 19 points while recording 13 rebounds as the Yellowjackets downed John Carroll University, 91-61, in the championship game of the Holiday Inn Airport Invitational. Onyiriuka was named the tournament's most valuable player after hitting 9-of-12 shots from the field ... Forward Josh LaPorte averaged 11.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 4.3 assists as Roanoke won three games last week to garner Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week. LaPorte totaled a career-high 20 points in the school's victory against North Carolina Wesleyan.