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Semling earns Coach of Year honors; Matt Moses makes West second team


MINNEAPOLIS (PRESS RELEASE) - UW-Stevens Point head men's basketball coach Bob Semling added another prize to an already growing trophy case from the 2009-10 season. Semling was named the 2010 Coach of the Year for leading the Pointers to the 2010 NCAA Division III national title. Senior guard Matt Moses was named to the men's All-West Region second team.

Semling guided the Pointers to their third Division III crown in the past seven seasons, closing out the season on an eight game winning streak en route to a 78-73 victory over Williams College. The Pointers become just the third team in NCAA Division III history to win more than two titles, joining North Park (5) and conference foe UW-Platteville (4).

Moses led the way on the court, finishing with the team lead in scoring (14.7 ppg), made field goals (174), free throws attempted and made (104-116) and assists (85). He finishes his career with 1,124 points, ranking him 20th on the all-time scoring list.

Moses was also named the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four, where he averaged 16.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game including scoring 22 in the championship game against Williams. He also earned First Team All-WIAC honors earlier this season.

As a team, the Pointers finished 29-4, tied for the most wins in school history along with the back-to-back national championship teams of 2004 and 2005.

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