As we the prepare for the summer days, we want to take a look back at some of the outstanding accomplishments and special moments from the 2017-18 athletic seasons and revisit those events that each of our 25 teams celebrated this year.
We hope you enjoy looking back at the great accomplishments by our cadet-athletes and teams. We are going in alphabetical order today we look at men's basketball. Next up on Friday, will be women's basketball.
DOMINATING THE NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
The Bears won eight straight early in the season including wins over rival Merchant Marine (93-88 in OT) and Connecticut College (84-69), to improve to 8-1 heading into conference action.
Coast Guard's eight straight wins were the most since the team won 13 straight in the 2007-'08 season before the streak was snapped in the Elite 8 to end the season.
The 8-1 start was also the best since that 2008-'09 team started with nine straight wins.
PACKY AND THE BEARS UPSET MIT
Coast Guard beat MIT, which would advance all the way to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Division III tournament this season. Coast Guard beat #12 MIT 74-71 at home on Feb. 8th.
Sophomore Packy Witkowski had 21 of his 30 points in the second half including a pair of free throws with 1.5 seconds left and MIT freshman Hamilton Forsythe's full court heave hit the front of the rim as the Bears held on for the upset win.
Sophomore Noah Baldez finished with a career-high 21 points as he connected on 7 of 10 from the field and made 7 of 9 from the foul line. Junior Luke Daniels had a career-high nine rebounds for the Bears while sophomore Justin Kane finished with eight.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Witkowski led the team with 16.8 points per game, 44 three-pointers and a 41.5 shooting percentage from 3-point range.
The team won 11 games, finishing 11-12, it was the most wins in seven years when the 2010-11 team finished 11-14.