2007-08 ACCAC Men's Basketball News
Forbes, Imadiyi Selected NJCAA Division 1 Basketball All-Americans — Cochise's Dynile Forbes has been selected to the NJCAA Division 1 All-American Second Team, while Arizona Western's Sean Imadiyi has been selected to the Third Team.
NJCAA D2 All-American List Includes Cuen, Campbell, Kelly — South Mountain's David Cuen has earned First Team NJCAA All-America First Team honors, while Glendale's T.J. Campbell and South Mountain's Tyrone Kelly have been selected to the Third Team.
Gila Monsters Place Fifth at NJCAA D1 Championships —Eastern Arizona finished the 2007-08 season with a 30-6 record and fifth place finish at the 2008 NJCAA Division 1 National Championship Tournament. EAC defeated Southeastern Illinois 70-53 and then Indian Hills CC 70-63 to complete the national tourney with a 3-1 record. Will Bynum was selected to the All-Tournament Team while Nikola Keeman earned the Sesher Sportsmanship Award.
South Mountain Places 7th at NJCAA D2 Event — The Cougars completed the 2007-08 season with a 25-8 record and a seventh place finish at the 2008 NJCAA Division 2 National Championship Tournament. After falling in the opening round to eventual third-place finisher Kirkwood, South Mountain scored victories over Southeast CC (73-63) and Erie CC (86-73). The Cougars' Robert Tre Golston was selected to the All-Tournament Team.
EAC Falls 75-73 in NJCAA Round Two — The Gila Monsters (28-6) dropped a 75-73 decision to Three Rivers Community College (30-6) in the NJCAA Division 1 Championship Tournament auarterfinal round. Eastern Arizona, which led a majority of the contest and 38-29 at halftime, was led with 16 points by Will Bynum and Markhuri Frison-Sanders. EAC will play Southeastern Illinois College (28-7) in the consolation bracket on Thursday at 4:30 (CST).
South Mountain Defeated in NJCAA D2 Opener — Kirkwood CC (30-3) defeated South Mountain (24-8) 79-41 in the opening round of the 2008 NJCAA Division 2 National Championship Tournament. Tyrone Kelley paced South Mountain with 10 points. The Cougars will face Southeast CC (NE, 19-13) in the consolation round on Thursday.
Eastern Arizona Victorious in NJCAA DI Opening Round —Eastern Arizona scored a 69-53 victory in the opening round of the 2008 NJCAA Division 1 Ntional Championship Tournament over Walters State (31-2), Eastern Arizona (28-5) will play Three Rivers Community College (29-6) on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. (CST).
#2 Seed Eastern Arizona Wins Region 1 Division 1 Title —Eastern Arizona upset #1 seed and 13th ranked Arizona Western 69-58 to advance to the NJCAA Division 1 National Championhsip Tournament as the 2008 Region I Division 1 Champs. Eastern, which advances to the National Tournament for the first time since 1995, never led and built its largest lead at 49-27 after opening the second half with a 16-7 run. Arizona Western then used a 23-6 run to close the gap to 55-50 but the Gila Monsters responded with seven unanswered points to preserve the victory. Nikola Kecman, the tourney's MVP, paced Eastern arizona with 21 points, while Tommie Sanders led Arizona Western with 18 points. | More |
South Mountain Captures Region I D2 Crown — Top-seed and 8th ranked South Mountain defeated Phoenix 81-75 in overtime to capture the 2008 Region I Division 2 Championship. Phoenix overcame a 17-point defecit to tie the game in regulation before falling in the extra frame. Tyrone Kelley, the tourney's MVP, paced the Cougars with 34 points. Justin Salzwedel connected on 6-of-8 3-point field goals in the second half, including the game-tying trey with 25 seconds remaining in regulation, and led Phoenix with 20 points. | More |
Eastern Arizona Advances After Surviving Mesa in Semis —#3 seed Eastern Arizona topped #3 Mesa 70-68 to advance to the championship game of the 2008 Region I Division I Playoffs to face #1 seed Arizona Western. | More |
#3 Mesa Advances to Semifinals — #3 seed Mesa defeated #4 seed Cochise 79-75 in the opening round of the 2008 Region I Division I Playoffs to advance to the semifinal round against #2 Eastern Arizona. |More |
Arizona Western, South Mountain Take Top Seeds in 2008 Playoffs — The 2008 Region I Playoffs open this week and Arizona Western is the top-seed in Division 1 while South Mountain is the Division 2 top seed. | More |
ACCAC, NJCAA Region I Postseason Awards — Cochise's Dynile Forbes is the 2008 ACCAC Player of the Year. Yavapai's Louis Barraza is the ACCAC Freshman of the Year and Arizona Western's Kelly Green and South Mountain's Dan Nichols are the ACCAC Co-Coaches of the Year. | ACCAC Awards | NJCAA Region I Awards |
EAC's Bryant, SM's Franco Selected for ACCAC Honors —Eastern Arizona's Dontae Bryant posted a triple double and a double double ACCAC Division 1 Player of the Week award. South Mountain's Fred Franco was named the ACCAC Division 2 Player of the Week. | More |
White, Kelley Score Big for ACCAC Honor — Cochise's Steve White averaged 28.5 points and South Mountain's Tyrone Kelley averaged 30.5 points, including a 41-point effort, to earn the ACCAC Division 1 and Division 2 Player of the Week honors, respectively. | More |
Tang, Stokelin Capture ACCA Honors — Chop Tang helped Eastern Arizona to a pair of conference wins to earn ACCAC Division 1 Player of the Week honors. Pima's Rashaad Stokelin had 39 points and 19 boards in two games to be selected the ACCAC's Division 2 Player of the Week. | More |
Mehdi Cheriet Tabbed NJCAA Top Weekly Performer —Arizona Western's Mehdi Cheriet is the NJCAA Division I Player of the Week for the week ending February 3, 2008. Cheriet scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds in an 87-74 win over Yavapai. He then tallied 17 points aand grabbed six board in a 101-63 victory over Phoenix.
AWC's Cheriet, CG's Uqdah Selected ACCAC POWs —Mehdi Cheriet averaged 18.5 points to help Arizona Western to a pair of wins on the week and earn the ACCAC's Division 1 Player of the Week honor. Chandler-Gilbert's Talib Uqdah was selected the ACCAC's Division 2 Player of the Week after 23.5 points in a pair of Coyote wins. | More |
Barraza & Forbes Share D1 Honor, Cuen Selected D2 POW — Yavapai's Louis Barraza and Cochise's Dynile Forbes have been named the ACCAC 's Division I Co-Players of the Week for the week ending January 27th. South Mountain's David Cuen averaged 20 points per game in a pair of conference wins to earn the ACCAC's Division II Player of the Week honor. | More |
ACCAC Honors Mesa's Jackson, SMC's Kelley — David Jackson led Mesa to a split in a pair of ACCAC contests by averaging a double-double to earn the ACCAC's Division I Player of the Week honor. South Mountain's Tyrone Kelley averaged 24 points to garner the ACCAC's Division II Player of the Week honor. | More |
Mesa to Host First MLK Basketball Classic — Mesa will host Cochise, while South Mountain and Chandler-Gilbert will square off in the Inaugural JUCO/MLK Basketball Classic on Saturday, Janaury 19, at Mesa CC. | More |
Tang, Jones Capture First ACCAC Honors of 2008 — Eastern Arizona's Chop Tang averaged 18.5 points and 5.5 rebounds to help keep teh Gila Monsters atop the ACCAC standings and win the ACCAC's Division I Player of the Week honor. LJ Jones averaged 13.5 points and 16.5 rebounds fro Scotrtsdale on the week to garner the ACCAC's Division II Player of the Week honor. | More |
ACCAC Honors Central's Saunders, Glendale's Campbell —Central Arizona's Dominique Saunders was named the ACCAC's Division I Player of the Week after averaging a double-double in a pair of Vaquero victories. Glendale's TJ Campbell helped the Gauchos to a 1-1 record by averaging 29 points and five assists to earn the ACCAC's Division II Player of the Week honor. | More |
EAC's Bynum, Pima's Stokelin Tabbed ACCAC's Weekly Bests — Eastern Arizona's Will Bynum was anmed the ACCAC's Division I Player of the Week after leading the Gila Monsters to a pair of ACCAC victories. Rashaad Stokelin averaged 19 points and posted a triple double in a pair of Pima losses to take the ACCAC's Division II Player of the Week award. | More |
ACCAC Pair earn NJCAA National Player of the Week Honors — Arizona Western's Sean Imadiyi earned the NJCAA Division I Co-Player of the Week award while Chandler-Gilbert's Talib Uqdah took home the Division II honor for the week ending December 2, 2007. | More|
Imadiyi & Uqdah Earn First ACCAC Player of the Week Honors of 2007-08 — Arizona Western's Sean Imadiyi and Chandler-Gilbert's Talib Uqdah have been selected the ACCAC's Division I and Division II Players of the Week, respectively. Imadiyi averaged 23 points and connected on 19-of-22 shots from the field in two games. Uqdah averaged 35 points in a pair of games. | More |
2007-08 Season Off & Running — Check out the 2007-08 composite ACCAC schedule as scores will be added as they are provided. Also, any game information provided will be added and a link posted where the score is listed. | View Schedule & Results |
ACCAC's 2007 Jamboree Set for October 6th — Scottsdale will again host the ACCAC's Men's Basketball Jamboree to showcase the talents of the student-athletes in the Conference. | View Schedule |
Arizona Western Selected #1 in ACCAC's Preseason Poll —After a 31-8 season, Eastern Arizona sits atop the ACCAC's 2007-08 Preseason Coaches Poll after receiving eight of the 12 first place votes. Eastern Arizona is picked second and received three first place votes after its 23-7 season, while Cochise (20-12) is picked third. | More |