Remarkable season comes to a close after a Second Round Tournament Loss
USCA’s Men’s Basketball team season has come to a close after the Pacers danced their way to the second round of the NCAA Division II tournament. The team dropped to their bitter “Battle for the Paddle” rival Augusta University with a final score of 93-89 in overtime.
The Pacers end the season with a 27-6 overall record.
The team was led by Ty'lik Evans, a senior guard from Macon, Ga. Evans averaged 19.8 points per game to go along with 5.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 3.79 steals per contest. Evans set not only a school records with 125 steals, but also set a PBC single-season record. He leads Division II in total steals and is second in steals per contest. Evans has been named a first-team all-district selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, NABC. To accompany this achievement, Evans also earned D2CCA all-region honors, multiple student-athlete awards and tied the PBC league-game mark and school record with 11 made three-point shots while pouring in a career-high 38 points in the win over North Georgia.
This marks the end of Head Coach Mark Vandesclice’s fourth season for USCA. Vanderslice sports a 192-61 overall record as a head coach (75.9 percent). He has coached 21 all-conference performers, along with a pair of All-Americans in his eight years as a head coach. Vanderslice has four Coach of the Year honors and has experience at Division I, Division II, Division III and Junior College levels.