2013-14 University of Mary Washington Men's Basketball News

April 9, 2014
UMW's Riester Named First Team All-State; Wood Captures State College Division Coach of the Year
University of Mary Washington senior Bradley Riester was named to the first team of the all-state college division men's basketball team, as announced by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association on Wednesday. UMW head coach Rod Wood was named the state Coach of the Year in the college division.

March 31, 2014
UMW's Rod Wood Named as One of 12 Finalists for Glenn Robinson NCAA Division III Coach of the Year
University of Mary Washington head coach Rod Wood has been named one of 12 finalists for NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year.

March 26, 2014
Wood Joins UMW Administrative Team; Promoted to Expanded Position of Director of Athletic Facilities
The University of Mary Washington has announced the promotion of Rod Wood from head men’s basketball coach to the administrative position of Director of Athletic Facilities at the University, effective at the end of the year.

March 25, 2014
UMW Men's Basketball Closes Year Ranked 8th by D3Hoops.com for Highest Ranking Ever
The University of Mary Washington men's basketball team, thanks to its advancement to the NCAA Quarterfinals, climbed nine spots to eighth in the nation in the final national poll of the season by D3Hoops.com, for its highest ranking in program history.

March 23, 2014
Riester Named All-Region by D3Hoops.com
Senior guard Bradley Riester, who helped UMW to its greatest season ever and led the Capital Athletic Conference in scoring, has been named to the All-Middle Atlantic Region Team by D3Hoops.com.

March 15, 2014
UMW Men's Basketball Falls to Williams in NCAA Sectional Final, Capping Greatest Season in School History
The University of Mary Washington men's basketball team saw the greatest season in school history come to a close on Saturday in front of 1900 fans at the Anderson Center, falling to Williams College, 79-46, in the NCAA Division III Tournament Quarterfinals.

March 14, 2014
From Sweet to Elite: UMW Men's Basketball Tops Va. Wesleyan, 74-70, in NCAA Sectional Semifinal
The University of Mary Washington men's basketball continued its ride through the NCAA Division III Tournament on Friday night with a 74-70 victory over Virginia Wesleyan College before a sold-out crowd at the Anderson Center. The Eagles break the school record with their 25th win of the season, and advance to the sectional final on Saturday against Williams College.

March 11, 2014
UMW Men's Basketball to Host NCAA Sectional Tournament This Friday and Saturday
The University of Mary Washington men's basketball team will host the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 this weekend in Fredericksburg, Va.

March 9, 2014
UMW to be Featured on Sunday Night Edition of Hoopsville
UMW head coach Rod Wood and point guard Dom Morra will be interviewed on Sunday's edition of Hoopsville on D3Hoops.com.

March 8, 2014
#17 UMW Men's Basketball Tops DeSales, 77-49, in NCAA Tourney Second Round; Advances to Sweet 16 For First Time
The University of Mary Washington men's basketball team stormed out to a 38-15 halftime advantage and never looked back in a 77-49 victory over DeSales University in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Saturday in Ashland, Va. The Eagles improve to 24-5 on the season, and advance to the sweet 16 round for the first time ever.

March 7, 2014
Riester's 22 Points Lead #17 UMW Men's Basketball to 78-58 Win over Springfield in NCAA Tournament First Round
Senior guard Bradley Riester scored a game-high 22 points to lead the 17th ranked University of Mary Washington men's basketball team to its first-ever NCAA Tournament victory, a 78-58 win over Springfield College on Friday night in Ashland, Va. in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Division III Tournament. The Eagles improve to 23-5 on the season.

March 6, 2014
UMW Men's Basketball to Face Springfield in NCAA Tourney First Round on Friday
The University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team advances to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament for the second time in program history, taking on Springfield College, who finished 20-7 on the season, and advanced as an at-large selection to the tournament. The Eagles are 22-5 on the season, having won the Capital Athletic Conference championship on Saturday for the second time (the first being in 2002-03).

March 4, 2014
UMW's Riester, Johnson, and Farinet Named to 2014 All-CAC Men's Basketball Team
Senior Bradley Riester gained All-Capital Athletic Conference first team honors, and senior Dylan Farinet and junior Taylor Johnson were named to the league's all-second team on Monday.

March 3, 2014
NCAA Division III Men's Basketball to Face Springfield in NCAA Tourney First Round in Ashland, Va.
The University of Mary Washington men's basketball team will face Springfield College in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Friday on the campus of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.

March 1, 2014
UMW Men's Basketball Wins 2014 CAC Championship, 65-48, Over Christopher Newport; Advances to NCAA Tournament
The 17th ranked University of Mary Washington men's basketball team used a late 12-2 run to defeat Christopher Newport University, 65-48, in the 2014 Capital Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday at the Anderson Center. The Eagles clinch a bid to the 2014 NCAA Division III Championship tournament, and claim their second CAC crown.

February 28, 2014
#17 UMW Hosts CNU for 2014 CAC Championship
The 17th ranked University of Mary Washington men's basketball team will host Christopher Newport University on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. for the 2014 Capital Athletic Conference championship.

February 27, 2014
Johnson's 22 Points Leads #17 UMW Men's Basketball Past St. Mary's, 70-65, in CAC Semifinals
Junior guard Taylor Johnson scored 22 points to lead all scorers, as the 17th ranked University of Mary Washington men's basketball team topped St. Mary's College, 70-65, on Thursday night in the Capital Athletic conference semifinals. The Eagles advance to the CAC Championship, which they will host for the second time in three years, and improve to 21-5.

February 27, 2014
#17 UMW Men's Basketball Hosts St. Mary's in CAC Semifinal Thursday Night at 7 p.m.
The UMW men's basketball team will look for its third win of the season against St. Mary's tonight in the semifinals of the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament.

February 25, 2014
Former UMW Basketball Player Tad Dickman Rises From Intern to NFL
Former UMW men's basketball player has served internships with the UMW sports information office, the Australian Basketball League, and the New York Giants, all of which has prepared him for his current position as Communications Director of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

February 22, 2014
#19 UMW Men's Basketball Tops Penn State-Harrisburg, 82-56, in Regular Season Finale; Claim Second Seed in CAC Tournament
Senior Dajon Daniel scored 17 points, and classmate Bradley Riester added 16 to lead the 19th ranked University of Mary Washington men's basketball team to an 82-56 victory at Penn State Harrisburg on Saturday in the regular season finale. The Eagles improve to 20-5 on the season and gain the second seed in the CAC Tournament next week.

February 19, 2014
#19 UMW Men's Basketball Tops Southern Virginia, 103-97, to Snap Three-Game Skid
All five starters reached double figures as the 19th ranked University of Mary Washington men's basketball team topped Southern Virginia University, 103-97, on Wednesday night in Buena Vista, Va. The Eagles improve to 19-5 on the season.

February 15, 2014
#13 UMW Men's Basketball Falls to #9 Wesley in Home Finale, 91-75
The 13th ranked University of Mary Washington men's basketball team dropped a 91-75 decision to ninth-ranked Wesley College on Saturday afternoon at the Anderson Center. The Eagles fall to 18-5 overall, and 11-4 in CAC play.

February 12, 2014
#13 UMW Men Fall at Christopher Newport, 74-61
The 13th ranked University of Mary Washington men's basketball team dropped a 74-61 decision at Christopher Newport University on Wednesday night, falling to 18-4 on the season, and 11-3 in Capital Athletic Conference play.

February 11, 2014
Wednesday's UMW/CNU Basketball Start Times Altered Due to Pending Weather
Wednesday's Capital Athletic Conference basketball doubleheader with the University of Mary Washington traveling to Christopher Newport has been moved up 30 minutes due to the pending weather forecast. The women will start at 5:00 p.m., with the men tipping off at 7.

February 8, 2014
#12 UMW Men Fall to Salisbury, 81-71, to Snap Seven-Game Win Streak
The 12th ranked University of Mary Washington men's basketball team fell for the first time at home all season, snapping a seven-game win streak with an 81-71 loss to Salisbury University on Saturday in Capital Athletic Conference play. The Eagles fall to 18-3 overall, and 11-2 in CAC action.

February 5, 2014
Riester's 26 Points, Farinet's Late Three Leads #12 UMW Men Past St. Mary's, 67-61
Senior guard Bradley Riester scored a game-high 26 points, and senior Dylan Farinet capped the scoring with the shot clock expiring in the final seconds to lift the 12th ranked University of Mary Washington men's basketball team to a 67-61 win at St. Mary's College on Wednesday night. The Eagles improve to 18-2 on the season, and 11-1 in Capital Athletic Conference action.

February 4, 2014
UMW Head Coach Rod Wood Reminisces About Wichita State Head Coach, Former Teammate Gregg Marshall in Wednesday's USA Today
UMW men's basketball coach Rod Wood retells the infamous "fight" story with friend and former teammate Gregg Marshall, head coach at undefeated Wichita State, in Wednesday's edition of USA Today.

February 1, 2014
Daniel's 18 Points Leads #12 UMW Men to 64-53 Win Over Marymount; Improve to 17-2 for First Time Ever
Senior Dajon Daniel scored a game-high 18 points to lead the 12th ranked University of Mary Washington men's basketball team to a 64-53 win over Marymount University on Saturday at the Anderson Center. The Eagles improve to 17-2 for the first time in program history, and move to 10-1 in Capital Athletic Conference play.

January 29, 2014
Riester, Daniel Lead Offense as #12 UMW Men Top Frostburg State, 87-59
Senior Bradley Riester scored a career-high 31 points, and classmate Dajon Daniel added 20 points and added six rebounds to lead the 12th ranked University of Mary Washington men's basketball team to an 87-59 victory over Frostburg State University on Wednesday night in Capital Athletic Conference action. The Eagles improve to 16-2 on the year, and 9-1 in CAC play.

January 28, 2014
UMW Men's Basketball Climbs to #12 in D3Hoops.com National Poll, Tying Highest Ranking Ever
The University of Mary Washington men's basketball team climbed to 12th in the nation in this week's D3Hoops.com national poll. The ranking is the highest ever for the program in the D3Hoops.com poll, and ties the ranking of 12th by the NABC during the 2002-03 season.

January 25, 2014
Farinet's Double-Double Leads #15 UMW Men Past York, 63-57
Senior Dylan Farinet scored a team-high 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the 15th ranked University of Mary Washington men's basketball team to a 63-57 win at York College on Saturday afternoon in Capital Athletic Conference action. The Eagles improve to 15-2 overall and 8-1 in league play.

January 23, 2014
#15 UMW Men Sink School-Record 23 Three Pointers in 113-79 Win over Southern Va.
The fifteenth-ranked University of Mary Washington men's basketball team sank a school-record 23 three pointers, and six players reached double figures as the Eagles defeated Southern Virginia University, 113-79, on Thursday night at the William M. Anderson Center. The Eagles improve to 14-2 on the season.

January 22, 2014
Wednesday's UMW Basketball Doubleheader vs. Southern Virginia Postponed Until Thursday
Wednesday's University of Mary Washington basketball doubleheader vs., Southern Virginia University has been postponed until tomorrow. Game times will be at 6 and 8 p.m.

January 21, 2014
Farinet Named to D3Hoops.com's Team of the Week
One day after being named as the CAC Player of the Week, UMW's Dylan Farinet was named to the D3Hoops.com Team of the Week after setting the school record for scoring with 42 points in a win over Penn State-Harrisburg.

January 20, 2014
UMW Men Rise to #15 in D3Hoops.com National Poll
The University of Mary Washington men's basketball team rose to 15th in the nation in this week's D3Hoops.com's national poll, its highest ever ranking by the organization.

January 20, 2014
Farinet Named CAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Second Time
UMW senior forward Dylan Farinet gained CAC Player of the Week after scoring a school-record 42 points on Saturday, and 18 in 20 minutes last Wednesday.

January 18, 2014
Farinet's School-Record 42 Points, 12 Rebounds Leads #20 UMW Men's Basketball Past Penn State-Harrisburg, 88-47
Senior forward Dylan Farinet scored 42 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and dished out five assists to lead the #20 University of Mary Washington men's basketball team to an 88-47 win over Penn State-Harrisburg on Saturday afternoon at the Anderson Center. The Eagles improve to 13-2 overall and 7-1 in Capital Athletic Conference play.

January 15, 2014
Johnson, Farinet Lead #20 UMW Men's Basketball Past CNU, 76-65
Junior guard Taylor Johnson scored 19 points and senior Dylan Farinet overcame early foul trouble to add 18 as the 20th ranked University of Mary Washington men's basketball team defeated Christopher Newport University, 76-65, on Wednesday night in Capital Athletic Conference action from the Anderson Center.

January 11, 2014
#17 UMW Men's Basketball Sees Nine-Game Win Streak Snapped; Falls 68-67 at #16 Wesley
Junior Taylor Johnson scored 22 points and senior Bradley Riester added 21, but poor free throw shooting down the stretch proved costly in a 68-67 loss at #16 Wesley College on Saturday in Dover, Del. for the University of Mary Washington men's basketball team.

January 8, 2014
#17 UMW Men's Basketball Scraps to 75-70 Win at Salisbury as Eagles Equal Best Start Ever
Sophomore John Yoxthimer scored 15 first half points, and all five starters reached double figures to lead the 17th-ranked University of Mary Washington men's basketball team to a 75-70 come-from-behind victory at Salisbury University on Wednesday night in Capital Athletic conference action. The Eagles stand as the lone unbeaten team in conference play at 5-0.

January 8, 2014
UMW Head Coach Rod Wood to Appear on Hoopsville on D3Hoops.com on Thursday Night
Off to the best start in program history, UMW head men's basketball coach Rod Wood will sit down with host Dave McHugh on Thursday night on Hoopsville on D3Hoops.com.

January 7, 2014
Riester Repeats as CAC Basketball Player of the Week
Thanks to a 28 point, nine rebound performance in the Eagles' win over York, Bradley Riester picked up his second straight CAC Player of the Week award.

January 6, 2014
UMW Men's Basketball Ranks 17th in D3Hoops.com National Poll
The University of Mary Washington men's basketball team, riding an eight-game win streak and 10-1 on the season, joined the national top 25 ranking in the D3Hoops.com poll, released this evening. UMW checks in at 17th in the nation, their highest national ranking since being ranked 17th in 2003.

January 4, 2014
Riester's 28 Leads UMW Men's Basketball to 80-60 Win over York; Eagles' Win Streak at Eight
Senior guard Bradley Riester scored 28 points in 29 minutes, and added nine rebounds to lead the University of Mary Washington men's basketball team to an 80-60 Capital Athletic Conference win over visiting York College on Saturday. The Eagles improve to 10-1 overall, and 4-0 in league play.

December 21, 2013
Eagle Men Escape Randolph With 51-50 Win; Improve to 9-1
After back-to-back torrid shooting performances, the University of Mary Washington men's basketball team was forced to grind out a victory at Randolph College on Saturday afternoon, winning a half-court offense-inspired 51-50 decision to improve to 9-1 on the season. The win ties the best 10-game start in school history, as the 2002-03 team started 10-1 en route to a 24-5 season.

December 17, 2013
DOUBLE THE PLEASURE - UMW Men's Basketball Tops Second Top-10 Opponent in Four Days; Tops VA Wesleyan, 95-87, in Double OT
Senior guard Dom Morra scored a career-high 22 points, and added eight assists, six rebounds, three blocks and three steals to pace the University of Mary Washington men's basketball team to a 95-87 double overtime win over Virginia Wesleyan College on Tuesday evening. After having never beaten a top-10 opponent in program history, the Eagles have now done it twice in four days.

December 17, 2013
UMW Men's Basketball Receives Votes in Weekly D3Hoops.com National Poll
The University of Mary Washington men's basketball team, off to a 7-1 start and winners of five straight, received votes in this week's D3Hoops.com national poll, finishing just outside the top 25 with 38 votes.

December 14, 2013
Riester's Three Sinks #9 St. Mary's, 66-64, in CAC Thriller for UMW Men's Basketball
Senior Bradley Riester scored a go-ahead three pointer with 6.6 seconds remaining to give the University of Mary Washington men's basketball team a 66-64 victory over ninth-ranked St. Mary's College on Saturday in a Saturday afternoon Capital Athletic conference battle in the William M. Anderson Center. The Eagles improve to 7-1, equalling their best start since 2006-07.

December 9, 2013
Dylan Farinet Named CAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week
UMW senior forward Dylan Farinet was named the Capital Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of December 9.

December 7, 2013
Johnson, Farinet Lead UMW Men's Basketball Past Marymount, 64-56; Remain Unbeaten in CAC Play
Junior Taylor Johnson scored a game-high 17 points and senior forward Dylan Farinet added 15 to lead the University of Mary Washington men's basketball team to a 64-56 win at Marymount University on Saturday in Capital Athletic Conference action. The Eagles improve to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in league play, while the Saints fall to 6-2 and 1-1.

December 4, 2013
Farinet, Riester Lead UMW Men Past Frostburg, 75-48, in CAC Opener
Senior forward Dylan Farinet scored 24 points, and classmate Bradley Riester added 18 to lead the University of Mary Washington men's basketball team to a 75-48 victory at Frostburg State University on Wednesday night in both teams' Capital Athletic Conference opener. The Eagles improve to 5-1 overall.

December 3, 2013
Basketball Event Planned for December 7 in Arlington
Join the University of Mary Washington’s Director of Athletics, Ken Tyler, and head basketball coaches Deena Applebury and Rod Wood, for a day of fun, food, and fellowship in Arlington on Saturday, December 7. Visit with fellow alumni and basketball parents, and hear from Tyler, both coaches, and former Redskin great and NFL Hall-of-Famer Darrell Green before heading to the hardwood to cheer on the women’s basketball team at 2:00 p.m. and the men’s basketball team at 4:00 p.m.

December 3, 2013
UMW's Taylor Johnson, Sam Partonen Among Nominees for Allstate Good Works Team
University of Mary Washington junior Taylor Johnson and senior Sam Partonen are among the nominees for the Allstate NABC/WBCA Good Works Team, which recognizes outstanding community service in collegiate basketball.

November 26, 2013
Riester, Farinet Lead UMW Men Past NC Wesleyan, 93-68
Seniors Bradley Riester and Dylan Farinet combined to scored 53 points in leading the University of Mary Washington men's basketball team to a 93-68 victory over North Carolina Wesleyan College on Tuesday evening at the Anderson Center. Junior Taylor Johnson added 14 for the Eagles, now 4-1 on the year.

November 23, 2013
Farinet, Johnson Pace UMW Men's Basketball Past Shenandoah, 77-69
Senior forward Dylan Farinet scored 22 points and added eight rebounds and junior Taylor Johnson scored 19 points in leading the University of Mary Washington men's basketball team to a 77-69 victory over Shenandoah University on Saturday in the ACAC South Region Shootout in Farmville, Va.

November 22, 2013
UMW Men's Basketball Falls at Buzzer at #14 Hampden-Sydney, 66-65; End of Game Featured on ESPN's Top Plays
After leading throughout most of the contest, the University of Mary Washington men's basketball team dropped a 66-65 decision at 14th ranked Hampden-Sydney College on Friday night in Hampden-Sydney. The Eagles fall to 2-1 overall.

November 17, 2013
Riester Scores 1,000th Point, Captures MOP Award as UMW Men Top Eastern Mennonite, 77-64, for Hampton Inn South Tipoff Title
Senior Bradley Riester scored a game-high 25 points, including the 1,000th of his career early in the first half, to gain Most Outstanding Player honors and lead the University of Mary Washington men's basketball team to a 77-64 win over Eastern Mennonite University on Sunday in the Hampton Inn South Tipoff Tournament title game. The Eagles improve to 2-0, and Riester becomes the 17th player in school history to surpass 1,000 career points.

November 16, 2013
Johnson, Riester Lead UMW Men to Tipoff Win; Coach Wood Wins 250th
Junior Taylor Johnson scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and senior Bradley Riester added 21 as the University of Mary Washington men's basketball team downed Montclair State University, 70-64, on Saturday night in the Hampton Inn Tipoff Tournament before 1,000 fans at the Anderson Center. The win was the 250th in the career of head coach Rod Wood.

November 7, 2013
UMW Men's Basketball Picked Fourth in CAC Preseason Poll
2012 CAC finalist Mary Washington (57) placed fourth in the preseason poll, just four points behind Wesley, while Salisbury earned fifth place in the voting with 55 points.

November 6, 2013
CAC Set to Open 2013-14 Basketball Seasons With Opening Tip Event – An Interactive Online Video Chat
York, Pa. - The Capital Athletic Conference will open the 2013-14 men’s and women’s basketball seasons with an interactive video event on Thursday, Nov. 7. Each of the 10 head coaches will discuss their team’s prospects for the upcoming year through video conference technology on Google+ Hangouts.

September 24, 2013
UMW Basketball Hosts Ninth Annual 5K Run
The 9th annual UMW 5K Run was held on September 21, 2013 as part of the UMW Family Weekend Program. The race kicked off at 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning with a field of over 100 runners.