MSOE's Kirmse Picks Up Third NACC Student-Athlete of the Week Honor

MSOE's Matthew Kirmse has been named NACC Men's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week for the third time this season.
MSOE's Matthew Kirmse has been named NACC Men's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week for the third time this season.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (naccsports.org) --- Milwaukee School of Engineering guard Matthew Kirmse (Saukville, Wis.) has been named Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) Men's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of December 10-16, 2018, as selected by the league's sports information directors.

Kirmse, a junior, averaged 25.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.0 steals per game as MSOE improved to 9-1 overall with wins over Maranatha Baptist and Aurora. He tallied 22 points while pulling down six rebounds in just 21 minutes in a 91-67 win over Maranatha, then followed that up with 28 points on 10-of-14 shooting and five 3-pointers in a 116-85 NACC road win at Aurora. Kirmse shot 63.3 percent (19-of-30) from the field and 56.3 percent (9-of-16) from behind the arc on 3-point attempts.

The Raiders' 116 points against the Spartans ranks third-most in program history in a single game and the most since tying the school record with 123 points in a January 1990 game against Northland International.

This is Kirmse's third NACC weekly honor this season.

Other nominees -- Eric Grygo, Benedictine; Jake Jurss, Concordia Wisconsin; Dennis Handy, Dominican; Anthony Mosley Jr., Illinois Tech; Shakur Jinad, Lakeland; Tavaris McCullough, Marian; Kevin Diemer, Rockford

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NACC Men's Basketball Student-Athletes of the Week

Nov. 13    Matthew Kirmse, MSOE
Nov. 20  Matthew Kirmse, MSOE
Nov. 27  Jake Digiorgio, Illinois Tech
Dec. 4  Jalen Meeks, Concordia Chicago
Dec. 11  Tony Diemer, Rockford
Dec. 18  Matthew Kirmse, MSOE
Dec. 26  
Jan. 2  
Jan. 8  
Jan. 15  
Jan. 22  
Jan. 29  
Feb. 5  
Feb. 12  
Feb. 19  
Feb. 26  

Last Week's Results

Date Away Home Notes Status Links
Tue., Dec. 11 Greenville 145 Dominican 123 Final
Wed., Dec. 12 Aurora 73 North Central (Ill.) 83 Final
  Knox 59 Rockford 90 Final
  Silver Lake 77 Lakeland 80 Final
Thu., Dec. 13 Maranatha 67 MSOE 91 Final
Sat., Dec. 15 Lakeland * 55 Illinois Tech 74 Final
  Concordia Wisconsin * 81 Marian 66 Final
  Edgewood * 73 Rockford 86 Final
  Wisconsin Lutheran * 80 Dominican 93 Final
  Concordia Chicago * 65 Benedictine 85 Final
  MSOE * 116 Aurora 85 Final
Sun., Dec. 16 Martin Luther 72 Marian 67 Final - OT
  Wisconsin Lutheran # 64 Milwaukee 87 Final
Mon., Dec. 17 Aurora * 75 Dominican 59 Final
  Concordia Chicago 83 Puget Sound 89 Final
# Exhibition
* Conference


This Week's Games

Date Away Home Notes Status Links
Tue., Dec. 18 Rockford 72 Dubuque 87 @ Daytona Beach, Fla. Final
  Benedictine # 47 Loyola Chicago 75 Final
  Carroll (Wis.) 74 Lakeland 59 Final
Wed., Dec. 19 Dubuque 78 Marian 59 @ Daytona Beach, Fla. Final
  Albion 83 Aurora 77 Final
  Lawrence 65 Wisconsin Lutheran 55 Final
  North Park 72 Dominican 58 Final
  Illinois Tech * 71 Concordia Wisconsin 61 Final
  Concordia Chicago 95 Whitworth 143 Final
Thu., Dec. 20 St. Joseph (Conn.) 85 Rockford 62 @ Daytona Beach, Fla. Final
  Marian 76 LaGrange 70 @ Daytona Beach, Fla. Final
  Benedictine 97 Puget Sound 85 Final
Fri., Dec. 21 Benedictine 67 Pacific Lutheran 64 Final
Sat., Dec. 22 MSOE * 96 Lakeland 84 Final
  Wisconsin Lutheran * 70 Edgewood 77 Final
# Exhibition
* Conference


2018-19 NACC Men's Basketball Standings

    Conference Overall
GP W-L PCT PF PA GP W-L PCT PF PA L10 STRK
1 MSOE* 20 16-4 0.800 1675 1448 26 21-5 0.808 2135 1820 7-3 Lost 1
2 Concordia Wisconsin* 20 16-4 0.800 1631 1442 26 18-8 0.692 2083 1923 7-3 Lost 1
3 Aurora 20 12-8 0.600 1699 1647 29 17-12 0.586 2404 2347 8-2 Lost 1
4 Illinois Tech 20 11-9 0.550 1316 1281 28 16-12 0.571 1855 1791 5-5 Lost 1
5 Rockford 20 11-9 0.550 1742 1741 26 12-14 0.462 2161 2225 4-6 Lost 4
6 Edgewood 20 10-10 0.500 1562 1514 26 10-16 0.385 1952 1987 4-6 Lost 2
^ Benedictine 20 10-10 0.500 1462 1428 25 13-12 0.520 1831 1796 5-5 Lost 2
Lakeland 20 10-10 0.500 1608 1612 25 12-13 0.480 1983 2006 6-4 Won 2
Wisconsin Lutheran 20 10-10 0.500 1615 1604 25 12-13 0.480 1980 1960 6-4 Won 1
Concordia Chicago 20 6-14 0.300 1712 1813 25 6-19 0.240 2127 2330 2-8 Lost 3
Marian 20 5-15 0.250 1404 1577 25 7-18 0.280 1726 1921 3-7 Lost 2
Dominican 20 3-17 0.150 1349 1668 25 3-22 0.120 1726 2117 1-9 Lost 6

*-Conference Champion
#-Conference Tournament Champion & Automatic Qualifier to NCAA Championship
x-Clinched Tournament Berth (or number indicates seed)
^-Not eligible for NACC Tournament (Transition to NCAA Division II)

Glossary
GP: Games Played
W-L: Win-Loss Record
PCT: Winning Percentage
PF: Points For
PA: Points Against
L10: Last 10 games
STRK: Current Streak

Standings are updated with the completion of each game.