#3 nationally-rated Rochester CTC ran its record to 27-3 and earned a trip to the national JC DIII tournament with an 89-76 win over Minnesota West Sunday afternoon. The Yellowjackets have now won 19 straight games. They were national runners-up in 2010 and 2011.
Joe Beck, 6-8 post from Lake City, averaged 15 points and 11 boards in 3 MCAC tournament games this weekend, including 12 and 15 in Sunday's final. Rico Gunn led the Yellowjackets on Sunday, however, with 27 points. Beck, Gunn and Justyn Galloway were named to the all-tournament team for RCTC.
The national tournament is scheduled for March 14-16 in Loch Sheldrake, NY.
Player of the Day: Rico Gunn, RCTC, freshman guard
Coach of the Day: Brian LaPlante, RCTC