The University of Mary Washington is headed to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III men's basketball tournament for the first time. The Eagles' roster includes Broad Run alum Taylor Johnson and Loudoun Valley grad John Yoxthimer.
Mary Washington (24-5) defeated DeSales University 77-49 at home March 8 to earn their first Sweet 16 spot. Johnson, a 6-foot-3 junior guard, scored a game-high 22 points and pulled down eight rebounds in the win.
"We feel like it's us against the world," Johnson said in a press release. "We have so many guys that go out and give everything they have every day ... It's contagious."
Yoxthimer, a 6-foot-5 sophomore forward, scored two points, grabbed a rebound and blocked a shot in 13 minutes of action.
Mary Washington will host West Virginia Wesleyan (24-6) in the Round of 16 on March 14 at 7:30 p.m.