Men's Basketball 2005-06 News & Notes

2005-06 ACCAC Men's Basketball News

Arizona Western Upsets Cochise for Region 1 DI Championship —#2 seed Arizona Western travelled to #1 seed Cochise and did something that no other team had done all season. Arizona Western became the first team to defeat Cochise on its home court, winning 83-77 in overtime and advancing to the NJCAA Men's Basketball Division 1 National Championship in Hutchinson, Kansas, as the NJCAA Region 1 Champion. | View Complete Tournament Schedule|

Top Seeds to Meet for Region I Division II Championship — #1 seed Cochise and #2 seed Arizona Western both posted semifinal victories and will play each other for the title on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Cochise. Cochise advanced by defeating Mesa 104-98 while Arizona Western defeated Eastern Arizona 87-66. |View Complete Tournament Schedule |

Phoenix College Captures Region 1 Division II Title — The top-seeded Bears of Phoenix College captured the NJCAA Region 1 Division II Championship with a 75-61 victory over Scottsdale. The Bears title is the first for the program in five years and advances PC into the District Tournament. PC will travel to Harrison, Arkansas, to face North Arkansas on Friday, March 10, at 7:00 p.m. (CST).

Scottsdale Advances to Region I Division II Title Game — #3 seed Scottsdale defeated #2 seed Chandler-Gilbert 71-66 to advance to the championship game of the NJCAA Region I Division II Tournament. Scottsdale will travel to top seed Phoenix College on March 8th at 7:30 p.m. | View Complete Tournament Schedule |

NJCAA Region I Men's Tourney Set to Tip-Off March 6th — The NJCAA Region I Division II Men's Basketball Tournament will tip-off at 7:30 p.m. on March 6th when #3 seed Scottsdale travels to #2 seed Chandler-Gilbert. The two squads will be playing to join #1 seed Phoenix in the title game. In the Division I Tournament, #4 Mesa plays at #1 seed Cochise and #2 sed Arizona Western host #3 Eastern Arizona at 7:30 p.m. on March 9th. | View Complete Tournament Schedule |

NJCAA All-Region I Teams Announced — The NJCAA Region I coaches have announced the Division I and Division II All-Region Teams for 2005-06. |more |

Cochise Sweeps ACCAC Awards — Cochise's Andre Smith earned ACCAC Player and Freshman of the Year honors while his Head Coach, Jerry Carrillo, was tabbed the Coach of the Year. | more |

Pair Wins Second ACCAC Men's Hoops Honor of 2005-06 Season —Central Arizona's Michael Crowell and South Mountain's Rudy Bogan have each won the ACCAC's Player of the Week honor for the second time this season. | more|

Cochise's White, Phoenix' Brown Earn Weekly Honor — Alex White led Cochise to a pair of ACCAC victories to earn the ACCAC's Divisio I Player of the Week award while Phoenix College's Ira Brown won his third award Division II Player of the Week honor after averaging 26 points and 9.5 rebounds in two games. | more |

ACCAC Honors Quaintance, Hawkins — The ACCAC has awarded its Player of the Week awards to Yavapai's Rob Quaintance (Division I) and Chandler-Gilbert's Josh Hawkins (Division II). | more |

Owens-Murrey, Bogan Garner ACCAC Weekly Honors — Eastern Arizona's Jerryck Owens-Murrey averaged 19 points and 14 rebounds to earn ACCAC DI Player of the Week honors while South Mountain's Rudy Bogan posted a pair of double-doubles to earn the ACCAC's DII Player of the Week award. |more |

Cochise's Smith, Phoenix' Brown Each Earn Second ACCAC Weekly Award — For the second time this season, Cochise's Andre Smith has earned the ACCAC DI Player of the Week award and PC's Ira Brown has earned the DII honor. | more |

Freeman, Hardge Earn ACCAC Weekly Honors — Mesa's Gabe Freeman and Phoenix' Tyree Hardge each led their teams with outstanding performance to be selected the ACCAC Division I and Division II Players of the Week, respectively. | more |

ACCAC Honors Cochise's Smith, Scottsdale's Ashbaugh — Cochise's Andre Smith led the Apaches to a pair of ACCAC victories, including scoring 40 points against Yavapai, to earn the ACCAC Division I Player of the Week honor. Justin Ashbaugh helped Scottsdale split a pair of ACCAC contests, averaging 23 points and 10.5 rebounds, to take home ACCAC D2 weekly honors. | more |

Central's Crowell, PC's Stafford are ACCAC Weekly Bests — Central Arizona's Michael Crowell recorded a pair of double-doubles to earn the ACCAC Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Week honor while Phoenix' Sascha Stafford led the Bears to a pair of ACCAC wins to earn the Division 2 award. |more |

ACCAC's Weekly Honors Go to Yavapai's Sandberg & CGCC's Holladay — Yavapai's Garrett Sandberg posted a pair of double-doubles and Nick Holladay led Chandler-Gilbert to a pair of ACCAC wins as they were awarded the ACCAC Men's Basketball Division 1 and Division 2 Player of the Week honors respectively. | more |

Youmans, Brown Earn First ACCAC Player of the Week Honors —Eastern Arizona's Ervin Youmans has been selected the ACCAC Division 1 Player of the Week honor, while Phoenix College's Ira Brown earned the ACCAC D2 Player of the Week awards. | more |

ACCAC Men's Basketball Jamboree Set for October 1 — The student-athletes of ACCAC member men's basketball school's will showcase their talents for 4-year programs on Saturday, October 1, at Scottsdale Community College.|more|

Cochise Picked to Take ACCAC Men's Hoops Crown — Cochise garnered seven first place votes and is the preseason favorite to win the 2005-2006 ACCAC Men's Basketball Championship. Arizona Western is picked second while Eastern Arizona rounds out the top three. |more|

ACCAC Members Announce Signees — The members of the ACCAC have announced the student-athletes that have signed to begin playing hoops in the Conference in 2005-2006. |more|