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2011 NCAA DIII Tournament

2010 NCAA DIII Tournament Appearance



2010-11 Skyline Conference Player of the Year
Marvin Billups

2009-10 Skyline Conference Player of the Year
Marvin Billups

2010-11 All-Skyline Selections Billups, Mike McNair

2009-2010 All-Skyline Selections Billups, Corey Orgias

2009-10 All-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year
Jeff Charney

2009-10 D3Hoops All-Atlantic 1st Team Marvin Billups

2009-10 All-Met Coach of the Year Jeff Charney

2009-10 All-Met First Team
Marvin Billups

2009-10 ECAC ALL-STAR 1st Team Marvin Billups

DIII News Coach of the Month
(Nov. 2010) 
Jeff Charney

Eastern Connecticut Tip-Off MVP
Marvin Billups
All Tournament Team: Billups, Mike McNair, Elliot Watson

1,000-PT Scorer Marvin Billups (2010)

1,000-PT Scorer Michael McNair (2011)

2011 NABC All-District 1st Team
Marvin Billups

2011 State Farm Coaches' Second Team All-America
Marvin Billups

2010-11 ECAC ALL-STAR 1st Team Marvin Billups

2010-11 All-Met First Team Marvin Billups

DIII All-Star Marvin Billups


2010-11 Season in Review


Repeat as Skyline Champs, Go Step Further in Tourney
Back-to-Back PofY Billups, Tourney MVP McNair Lead Way

Purchase, NY (Mar. 12, 2011) – Talk about a second act.

NCAAMBB2011.jpgIt’s not easy to follow up the greatest season in Purchase College men’s basketball history with something better, but the Panthers managed to do just that in 2010-11. For an encore, the Panthers and their supreme nine seniors won back-to-back Skyline Conference titles, clinching consecutive NCAA DIII Tournament appearances in the process. And although they came up short in the first round of March Madness a year ago, Purchase won its tourney opener this March, downing Hartwick 79-69 to advance to the second round – another first in program history.

Up big in the first half, the Panthers were edged by Cabrini in the second round as the regional host pulled a comeback. Nonetheless, Purchase completed the greatest season in college history by going 24-5 overall – an improvement on last year’s 20-9 overall showing.

Highlights were abounding. The Panthers were the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament, won the league title in a thrilling 81-66 victory over SJC-LI before the largest home crowd in history and then followed that win with the program’s first-ever NCAA tourney victory – in the same season that the Panthers also played at Madison Square Garden and won the Eastern Connecticut Tip-Off Championship.

Purchase went 17-3 in conference play during the regular season – one that was filled with highlight win after highlight win, including 14 straight victories leading up to its second-round defeat in “The Big Dance.”

It was a happy ending for arguably the greatest recruiting class in Purchase history and perhaps Skyline Conference history. Sadly, the Panthers say goodbye to a senior group of nine players, including tri-captains Marvin Billups, Corey Orgias and John Simmons.

Billups added to his trophy collection this winter, garnering back-to-back Skyline Player of the Year honors. He was later named to the D3 All-Star Game. Billups graduates this May as the most honored athlete in program history. The Panthers will sorely miss the captain trio and fellow seniors Justin Walters, Angel Gonzalez, Maurice Richardson, Kevin Major, Jr., Charles Thompson and Michael McNair, who was named Skyline Tournament Most Valuable Player after leading the Panthers with 23 points in the conference championship. McNair was later named to the All-Skyline 2nd Team.

Although the Panthers return only two players from the championship roster in reserve guard Derrick Stanton and Beijon Warrington, both were solid contributors during this year’s run and are expected to shoulder even more of the load in 2011-12.

One thing’s for sure: The foundation of a winning program is set at Purchase.

-Bobby Ciafardini, SID

2010-11 Recaps: 
Cabrini Keeps Panthers from "Sweet 16"
Panthers Topple Hartwick in NCAA Tourney Opener
MVP McNair Shoots Panthers to Skyline Crown
Panthers Roll into Championship
Panthers Win Regular Season Title
Perfect 10! Panthers Stun No. 1 MSMC
Senior Day Rings in Ninth Consecutive Win
Streaking Panthers Overwhelm FSC, Win Eighth Straight
McNair, Panthers Keep Rolling at CMSV
Road Show: Streak Hits Six at SJC-LI
Five Straight Wins for Red-Hot Panthers
Walters, Panthers Steal Win from Maritime
Panther Scare Can't Slow Win Streak
Panthers Steamroll NYU-POLY for Second Straight
Panthers Crush Bard
MSMC's Hot Shooting Erases Early Lead
Purchase Bounces Back at OW
Sizzling Hot Farmingdale Upends Purchase
Panthers Pummel York
Big Powers Clash, Panthers Prevail
Shorthanded Panthers Overcome by SJC-LI
Second Half Fuels MVille Win at MSG
Panthers Roll to 7th Straight Win at Maritime
Win Streak Stretches to Six at Bard
Quick 5: Unbeaten Streak Rolls to Fifth Straight
Panthers Stifle Brooklyn, Win Fourth Straight
Panthers Win Eastern Connecticut Tip-Off Crown
Thompson Spearheads Opening Win

2010-11 News:
A Thank You from Marvin Billups and Men's Basketball
Billups Adds All-Met First Team Honor
Prez Toasts Hoop Champs' Success
Billups Also Grabs ECAC All-Star
Billups Wraps Career with ASG, All-American Nod
Billups Named NABC All-District
Billups Bound for DIII All-Star Game in Salem, VA
Billups Wins Consecutive PofY, McNair 2nd Team
No. 1 Purchase Will Face Hartwick in Tourney
Inside the Championship Victory with Mike Zacchio
Journal News Chronicles Championship Game
Billups Back on HR
Second Straight HR Mention for McNair
McNair Surpasses 1,000-Point Mark
McNair Scores His Way to Honor Roll Nod
Sensational Play Clinches PofW for Billups
Billups Named to HR
Another Honor Roll Mention for Billups
Billups Earns Fourth HR Mention
MSG Performance Lands Billups on Honor Roll
Journal News Captures Experience at Garden
Journal News Previews Battle at MSG
Billups Named Player of the Week
Panthers Finally Receive Vote for Top 25
Charney Named DIII News' Coach of the Month
Consecutive Honor Roll Mentions for Billups
Billups Collects Honor Roll Mention
Coaches' Poll: Purchase No, 1
Billups Named Preseason All-American
Men at Work: Ball Never Stopped for Billups, McNair
Men's Basketball to Battle Rival Manhattanville at MSG
Panthers Nationally Ranked in Pre-Season Poll 


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