Babson College bagged the 2017 NCAA Division III title. Joey Flannery played the protagonist in the finals as he not only scored 23 points for his team, he also made a clutch defensive play and blocked a shot of Augustana’s Nolan Ebel. Thanks to his heroics, Babson was able to hold on for the 79-78 win.
‘‘He’d been getting to the rim on the right side all day and I said I’m going to meet him at the rim,’’ Flannery said of the block
Flannery was national player of the year. However, not all the credit can land on his shoulders. Isaiah Nelson added 18 points, while Nick Comenale contributed 16 points of his own.
Nolan Ebel led the Vikings with 20 points.