The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh men’s basketball claimed its first National Championship in the program’s 121-year history in convincing fashion Saturday (March 16), defeating Swarthmore College, 96-82, in the title game.
The championship is also the 47th overall for the UW Oshkosh athletics department and first since the Titan women’s indoor track & field won the national championship in 2014.
UWO’s Jack Flynn, named the Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four, paced five Titan starters in double figures with a career-high 33 points, shooting 13 of 18 from the field and 7-for-8 at the free throw line
Connor Duax added 16 points for the Titans, who also received 14 apiece from Adam Fravert and Brett Wittchow, and 10 from Ben Boots Fravert, who joined Flynn on the five-member All-Tournament Team led all players with 12 rebounds for his 15th career double-double.
UW Oshkosh was making its second straight Division III title game appearance. The Titans suffered a 78-72 setback to Nebraska Wesleyan University during the last year’s championship contest in Salem, Va.