UW-Oshkosh Men’s Basketball claims 2019 NCAA DIII Championship
The UW-Oshkosh Men’s Basketball Team won the school’s first ever NCAA National Championship Saturday with a solid 96-82 victory over Swarthmore.
The Titans were national runner-up last season, falling in the 2017-18 championship game by six to Nebraska Wesleyan.
UW-Oshkosh never trailed in the title game, opening up with an 11-0 lead. The Titans’ Jack Flynn was unstoppable, pouring in a career-high 33 points in the game. Flynn was selected as the Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four.
UW-Oshkosh Head Coach Matt Lewis has been a collegiate head coach for a total of one year – the 2018-2019 season. He also held the title of “Interim Head Coach” for the year. In his first year at the helm, he guided the Titans to a record of 29-3 and a national title. He was also awarded both the WIAC conference coach of the year and the regional coach of the year award.
The Titans return seven of their top nine minute earners next season, including Flynn and All-Conference player Adam Fravert. Both players are 2019-20 national player of the year contenders.
NCAA All-American Ben Boots and senior Brett Wittchow graduate this year, having helped to lead the Titans to one of the most successful consecutive season runs in the school’s history.
photo courtesy of UW Oshkosh Athletics