Williams College reaches Division III title game
Blake Schultz scored 18 of his team-high 25 points in the second half to lift Williams College past Guilford College 97-88 in an NCAA Division III national semifinal on Friday.
Williams (30-1) extended its winning streak to 21 games and advanced to the national championship game on Saturday afternoon. Wis.-Stevens Point and Randolph Macon met in the other semifinal.
Schultz hit five of Williams' championship series record 16 3-pointers, helping the Ephs rally from an 11-point deficit early in the second half.
Williams trailed 46-35 after a three-point play by Guilford's Martin Stephenson with 18:42 to go, but the Ephs went on a 17-6 run and tied the game at 52 on a 3-pointer from Schultz with 12:20 remaining.
Williams then put the game away in the final four minutes by scoring on its final 11 possessions. The Ephs hit all eight of their free throw attempts in that stretch, including four by Schultz, who also hit 8 of 14 from the floor and 5 of 7 from beyond the 3-point arc.
Williams shot 58.9 percent from the floor and 57.1 percent from beyond the 3-point arc for the game. James Wang added 19 points for the Ephs, while Alex Rubin finished with 18.
Tyler Sanborn led Guilford (30-3) with a game-high 27 points and 13 rebounds. Clay Henson added 17 for the Quakers.