2016-17 Carthage College Men's Basketball 2016-17 CCIW Regular season champions

Despite being picked 8th in the preseason coaches poll, the Red Men had plenty of confidence going into the season.

The Carthage College Red Men defied the odds in the 2016-17 season after being picked eighth in the preseason coaches poll, as the Red Men went 18-8 on the season and earned a share of the CCIW title for just the seventh time in program history with an 11-5 CCIW record and earned the right to host the 2017 CCIW Tournament as the No. 1 seed. During their championship run, Carthage went 4-1 against nationally ranked opponents on the season, defeating North Park twice (#10 & #25), North Central once (#9) and Augustana once (#16). Additionally, the Red Men went 5-0 in overtime, which included a stretch of three-straight games in overtime. The Red Men also found a habit of digging themselves out of the hole, coming back from 15-point deficits against Elmhurst, Augustana and North Park to win, and almost coming back from 23 down in the CCIW Tournament before a buzzer beater ended the season.

Comeback against #16 Augustana College (January 28, 2016)

Four days later, the Red Men did it again as Carthage overcame a 21-point second half deficit with 13:11 remaining in the second half to stun the Bluejays at Elmhurst in overtime, 93-91.
On Wednesday, February 15th with three games remaining and three games behind Augustana in the CCIW, the Red Men began an improbable comeback.

Wednesday, February 15

Carthage 78, North Central 74

Carroll 75, Augustana 70

Saturday, February 18

Carthage 99, Millikin 66

North Park 87, Augustana 82

Tuesday, February 21

Illinois Wesleyan 107, Augustana 77

Carthage 75, Wheaton 73

CCIW Champions

Carthage College Honors and Awards

#20 Mike Stevenson

MIKE STEVENSON

2017 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin First Team

#25 Brad Kruse

BRAD KRUSE

2017 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin First Team

#54 Brad Perry

BRAD PERRY

2017 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Second Team

2017 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Freshman of the Year

2017 D3Hoops.com Central Region Rookie Of The Year

Bosko Djurickovic

HEAD COACH BOSKO DJURICKOVIC

2017 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Coach of the Year

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