UC Clermont men qualify for national finals tournament for the fifth consecutive year

February 26th, 2010    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

The University of Cincinnati Clermont College men’s basketball team is champion once again of the Ohio Regional Campus Conference with a perfect 13-0 record.

Clermont County’s Red and Black have been forging ahead through its competition to earn an overall standard of 23-6 overall.

Head coach John Hurley proudly announced last week that all of these achievements have earned Clermont College its fifth consecutive appearance in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championship Tournament. The Division II tourney will take place Mar. 2-6 at Penn State University – Fayette that is located in the Pittsburgh area.

The results of the Red and Black's games to date are Wright State University - Lake 70-63, Ohio Christian 73-75, Wittenberg University 64-91, Shawnee State University 80-72, Northern Kentucky University 65-90, Ohio State University - Lima 117-57, Tiffin University 71-79, Southern State University 100-88, Miami University - Middletown 93-66, Ohio University - Eastern 88-85, Ohio University - Chillicothe 107-70, World Harvest 83-70, Clark State University 70-52, Ohio State University - Mansfield 126-43, Miami University - Hamilton 83-61, Northern Kentucky University 89-91 (overtime), Bluffton University 82-63, Goshen (Ind.) College 84-90, Ohio State University - Lima 106-61, Southern State University 113-102, Ohio State University - Marion 87-32, University of Akron - Wayne 94-92, Ohio State University - Newark 83-62, Miami University - Hamilton 93-66, Ohio University - Zanesville 86-66, Ohio University - Lancaster 94-70, Miami University - Middletown 102-93 (overtime), Ohio University - Chillicothe 116-77, and Ohio Christian 104-79.

The Cougars' roster includes Jake Crawford, 5-feet, 8-inches, freshman guard, Amelia High School graduate; Travis Donald, 6-feet, 4-inches, sophomore forward, Taft High School graduate; Greg Folina, 6-feet, freshman guard, Mt. Healthy High School graduate; A. J. Frazier, 6-feet, 2-inches, sophomore guard, Northwest High School graduate; Jeff Hicks, 5-feet, 10-inches, sophomore guard, Withrow High School graduate; Tevenn Jones, 6-feet, senior guard, Groveport High School graduate; Darelle Mathis, 6-feet, 4-inches, freshman forward, Harvest Prep High School graduate; Maurice McGee, 5-feet, 8-inches, sophomore guard, Winton Woods High School graduate; Bryan Moster, 6-feet, 8-inches, sophomore center, Northwest High School graduate; Jose Narvaez, 6-feet, 4-inches, sophomore forward, Grover Cleveland High School graduate; Kraig Unger, 6-feet, 3-inches, freshman guard, North Adams High School graduate; and Michael Wagner, 5-feet, 8-inches, freshman guard, Georgetown High School graduate.

Hurley's assistant coaches are Jason Moberly and Sam McMillan and the academic advisor is Peggy Hager, a Glen Este High School graduate and a member of the Clermont College faculty and the college's athletic hall of fame.

Hurley is a former head boys basketball coach at Milford High School.
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