2008-09 Men's Basketball News

  • Ernst Named Top Assistant
    May 04, 2009
    Associate head coach Charlie Ernst of The University of Findlay men’s basketball team was one of five assistant coaches and the only non-NCAA Division I winner to capture the award.
  • Niekamp Named NABC National Coach of the Year
    April 05, 2009
    Head coach Ron Niekamp of The University of Findlay men’s basketball team was tabbed the NCAA Division II National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Coach of the Year on Sunday, April 5 at the Final Four in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Bostic Stuffs Stat Sheet At All-Star Game
    April 03, 2009
    Senior forward Josh Bostic, the NCAA Division II National Player of the Year, started for the Reese’s squad in the 2009 Hershey’s All-Star Game on Friday, April 3 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan and helped lead his team to a 105-100 victory.
  • Bostic To Play In All-Star Game At DI Final Four
    April 01, 2009
    Senior forward Josh Bostic of The University of Findlay men’s basketball team was selected to play in the 2009 Hershey’s College All-Star Game which is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 3 during the Final Four at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Bostic, Niekamp Receive DII Bulletin Awards
    April 01, 2009
    Fresh off a dramatic national championship, The University of Findlay men’s basketball team swept the 2009 Division II Bulletin postseason honors, the publication announced announced on Tuesday, March 31.
  • A Magical Season To Remember
    March 31, 2009
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team entered the 2008-09 season as the top ranked team in NCAA Division II basketball. 36 games later, the Oilers remained on top as they were crowned the 2009 NCAA Division II men’s basketball champions in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 28.
  • #1 Oilers Win National Title In Dramatic Fashion
    March 28, 2009
    Senior guard Tyler Evans hit a buzzer beating 3-pointer to give the #1 Oilers a 56-53 win over Cal Poly Pomona in the NCAA DII title game.
  • #1 Oilers Head To National Championship Game
    March 26, 2009
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked first in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, defeated the University of Central Missouri 67-65 on Thursday, March 26 in Springfield, Massachusetts to advance to the 2009 NCAA Division II National Championship game for the first time in school history.
  • #1 Oilers Advance To Final Four
    March 25, 2009
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked first in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, came from behind to defeat second ranked Long Island University – C.W. Post 89-79 in overtime on Wednesday, March 25 to advance to the Final Four of the NCAA Division II Tournament.
  • Bostic Named NCAA DII Player of the Year
    March 24, 2009
    Senior forward Josh Bostic was selected as the 2009 State Farm NCAA Division II National Player of the Year on Tuesday, March 24 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), marking the first time an Oilers basketball player has ever received the prestigious honor.
  • #1 Oilers Hold Off #18 Knights, Advance To Elite 8
    March 17, 2009
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked first in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, advanced to the Elite Eight for the second time in school history with a dramatic 89-86 overtime victory against 18th ranked Bellarmine University on Tuesday, March 17 in Croy Gymnasium.
  • #1 Oilers, #18 Bellarmine To Meet On Tuesday
    March 15, 2009
    The third session of the 2009 NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournament was completed on Sunday, March 15 in Findlay, Ohio. Bellarmine University and The University of Findlay both advanced to the Sweet 16 and will battle on Tuesday, March 15 for the right to go to Springfield, Massachusetts for the Elite Eight.
  • Oilers, Screaming Eagles Advance In Tourney
    March 14, 2009
    The second session of the 2009 NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournament was completed on Saturday, March 14 in Findlay, Ohio. The University of Findlay, the top seed in the tournament, defeated eighth seeded Grand Valley State University 66-51 in the first game which was followed by a 78-72 victory for fourth seeded University of Southern Indiana over fifth seeded Rockhurst University.
  • Bostic, Niekamp Receive Honors From NABC
    March 13, 2009
    Senior forward Josh Bostic of The University of Findlay men’s basketball team was named First Team All-Midwest Region while head coach Ron Niekamp was tabbed the Midwest Region Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) who released their all-district honorees on Friday, March 13.
  • Bostic Named Midwest Region Player of the Year
    March 11, 2009
    Senior forward Josh Bostic of The University of Findlay men’s basketball team was named the Midwest Region Player of the Year as well as first team all-region on Wednesday, March 11 by Daktronics after receiving the most votes during the selection process.
  • #1 Oilers To Host Midwest Regional Tournament
    March 09, 2009
    The University of Findlay will be hosting the 2009 NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournament for men’s basketball on March 14-17 in Croy Gymnasium. The event will feature the top eight teams in the region with the winner advancing to the Elite Eight on March 25 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • #1 Oilers Claim 2009 GLIAC Tournament Title
    March 07, 2009
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked first in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, captured the 2009 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament title with a 67-56 win over Grand Valley State University on Saturday, March 7 in Croy Gymnasium. The championship victory was the Oilers fourth in the past six years, giving them a 30-0 record on the season.
  • #1 Oilers Advance To GLIAC Finals With 64-46 Win
    March 06, 2009
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked first in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, defeated Michigan Technological University 64-46 on Friday, March 6 in Croy Gymnasium to advance to the finals of the 2009 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament against Grand Valley State University. The win gives the Oilers a 29-0 record on the season as they broke the school record for consecutive victories.
  • Bostic, Niekamp Highlight GLIAC Awards
    March 05, 2009
    Senior forward Josh Bostic and head coach Ron Niekamp highlighted the 2009 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) awards for men’s basketball as they were tabbed the Player of the Year and Coach of Year respectively. The awards were announced on Thursday, March 5 in the Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion on the campus of The University of Findlay.
  • #1 Oilers Roll To An 81-52 Win Over Northwood
    March 03, 2009
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked first in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, blasted Northwood University 81-52 in the opening round of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament on Tuesday, March 3 in Croy Gymnasium. The win, which pushed their record to 28-0 on the year, gives them homecourt advantage for the remainder of the tournament.
  • #1 Oilers Complete Perfect Regluar Season
    February 28, 2009
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked first in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, blasted Tiffin University 77-50 on Saturday, February 28 in Croy Gymnasium. The victory cemented the Oilers perfect regular season as they finished 27-0 with a 22-0 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
  • #1 Oilers Rock Ashland 88-54
    February 26, 2009
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked first in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, blasted Ashland University 88-54 on Thursday, February 26 in Croy Gymnasium. The victory gives the Oilers a 26-0 record on the season with a 21-0 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
  • #1 Oilers Roll Past Central State 87-69
    February 24, 2009
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked first in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, defeated Central State University 87-69 on Tuesday, February 24 in Croy Gymnasium. The victory gives the Oilers a 25-0 record on the year and extends their regular season home winning streak to 71 games.
  • #1 Oilers Rout Northern Michigan 81-68
    February 21, 2009
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked first in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, defeated Northern Michigan University 81-68 on Saturday, February 21 in Marquette, Michigan. The win gives the Oilers a 24-0 record on the season with a 20-0 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
  • #1 Oilers Defense Shines In 64-36 Win Over Tech
    February 19, 2009
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked first in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, defeated Michigan Technological University 64-36 on Thursday, February 19 in Houghton, Michigan. The victory gives the Oilers a 23-0 record on the season with a 19-0 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
  • Bostic Named GLIAC Player of the Week Again
    February 16, 2009
    Senior forward Josh Bostic of The University of Findlay men’s basketball team was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) South Division Player of the Week on February 16 for the fifth time this season. The All-American from Columbus, Ohio has now been tabbed with the honor seven times during his career, the most for an Oilers player.
  • #1 Oilers Start Slow, Win Big Over Warriors
    February 14, 2009
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked first in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, overcame a sluggish start to defeat Wayne State University 72-49 on Saturday, February 14 in Croy Gymnasium. The win, which extended their regular season home winning streak to 70 games, gives them a 22-0 record on the season with an 18-0 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
  • #1 Oilers Cruise Past Northwood 91-52
    February 12, 2009
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked first in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, rolled to a 91-52 victory over Northwood University on Thursday, February 12 in Croy Gymnasium. The win gives the Oilers a 21-0 record on the year with a 17-0 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
  • #1 Oilers Blast Bulldogs 85-62
    February 07, 2009
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked first in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, defeated Ferris State University 85-62 on Saturday, February 7 in Croy Gymnasium. The win gives the Oilers a 20-0 record on the season with a 16-0 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
  • #1 Oilers Hold Off Lakers 69-62
    February 05, 2009
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked first in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, pulled out a tough, 69-62 win over Grand Valley State University on Thursday, February 5 in Croy Gymnasium. The victory, which assures the Oilers of at least a share of their seventh Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) South Division title, gives them a 19-0 record on the season with a 15-0 mark in the league.
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