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2014-03-01 Larson, Davis selected to postseason All-CCAC teams
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Sophomore Aaron Larson was named the All-CCAC First Team for the first time

Larson, Davis selected to postseason All-CCAC teams

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2014 at 12:22 PM
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Junior Austin Davis was named to the All-CCAC Honorable Mention list for the first time

CHICAGO, Ill. — The Olivet Nazarene University men's basketball team had two Tigers recognized by the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s (CCAC) postseason honors. Since 1987, Olivet has had 88 all-conference selections.

The complete list of conference honors can be found here: http://www.ccacsports.com/awards/12/8.php 

Sophomore Aaron Larson (Tolono, Ill.) was the first Tiger since 2012 to be named to the All-CCAC First Team, his first such honor. He is the first to be named to the five-member CCAC Division II team. In 2013, he was the CCAC Freshman of the Year.

Junior point guard Austin Davis (North Augusta, S.C.) was one of ten named to the All-CCAC Honorable Mention list.

Larson was the third-leading vote-getter in the conference behind the Player of the Year Derek Semenas (Cardinal Stritch) and Brad Karp (St. Xavier). In 19 games of conference play, the 6'7" guard/forward led the team in minutes (31.2), scoring (17.2 points), rebounds (8.6), blocks (20), free-throw percentage (.842), and field goals made and attempted (122-235, .519). He finished third in three-pointers made (18) and fourth in assists (49). He also finished with eight double-doubles and scored in double figures 16 times in CCAC play. On February 1, Larson recorded a career-high 30 points against Purdue University-Calumet (Ind.) and in rebounds (17) on January 25 against Roosevelt University (Ill.). Among CCAC leaders, he was sixth in scoring, fourth in rebounding, third in free-throw percentage, seventh in blocked shots, first in defensive rebounds and seventh in offensive rebounds.

Davis missed five conference games with an ankle injury but still managed to be among the top 20 players in the CCAC this season. He finished second on the team in minutes (30.5), scoring (13.9), second in assists (53), third in free-throw percentage (.815), and led the team in three-pointers made and attempted (34-94, .362). He scored in double figures 11 times in conference play. Among CCAC leaders, he was 20th in scoring, fifth in assists (3.8), fifth in three-pointers made (2.5) and fifth in assist/turnover ratio (2.0).

The Tigers finished the 2013-14 season with a 16-13 (14-5) record.

Final season statistics: http://web.olivet.edu/sports/basketball/men/stats/2013/teamstat.htm