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Wheaton's Aston Francis scores 44 points.

Wheaton College losses to UW-Oshkosh in NCAA Div. III semi-finals

FORT WAYNE, Ind., March 15, 2019 – The Wheaton College Thunder men’s basketball team lost their thunder in tonight’s NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball semi-final. Wheaton was defeated 104-85 by balanced scoring and tough defense from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The nation’s leading Division III scorer, senior Aston Francis ended his Wheaton career with 44 points.

Last championship: Wheaton College in 1957 won the first NCAA Division II Championship tournament defeating  Kentucky Wesleyan College. 89 -57. Mel Peterson of Wheaton was the tournament MVP. The head coach was Lee Pfund. They also returned to the Final Four in 1958. 

Wheaton College loss.
Wheaton’s Aston Francis leaves the NCAA Division III semi-final game after scoring 44 points in a Wheaton loss. Screen capture

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