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Juckem Named HoopDirt.com Basketball Coach Of The Week

Juckem Named HoopDirt.com Basketball Coach Of The Week

UW-Oshkosh's Pat Juckem was named the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Coach of the Week by HoopDirt.com.

Juckem led the Titans to a 2-0 record during the week, including a 95-89 double-overtime victory over Augustana College (Ill.) in a battle of nationally ranked teams on Saturday (Dec. 2) in Kolf Sports Center.

UW-Oshkosh (5-0) went into Saturday's battle of previously unbeaten programs ranked 18th by D3hoops.com while Augustana College (4-1), which appeared in last year's Division III title game, listed second.

The Titans pulled out the thrilling double-overtime decision by outrebounding the Vikings, 48-35, including 19-11 on the offensive end. UW-Oshkosh also connected on 31 of 45 free throws as the Titans had their most attempts at the foul line since 2000.

UW-Oshkosh's triumph over Augustana College was the first in 11 all-time meetings since the series began during the 1922-23 season.

Juckem, who has guided UW-Oshkosh to the NCAA postseason the past two seasons, also coached the Titans to a 71-58 win at North Park University on Tuesday (Nov. 28) in Chicago, Ill.

Juckem sports a 75-65 record in his six seasons at UW-Oshkosh, including marks of 18-10 in 2016 and 17-11 last season. The Titans' 5-0 start this year is the program's best since opening the 2007-08 season with seven consecutive wins.

The HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week awards are presented weekly to one coach from Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA and junior college (JUCO).

Also collecting HoopDirt.com Week 3 Coach of the Week honors were Chris Mack from Division I Xavier University (Ohio), Darrell Walker from Division II Clark Atlanta University (Ga.), R-Jay Barsh from the NAIA's Southeastern University (Fla.) and Steve DeMeo from JUCO's Northwest Florida State College.

Coaches receiving weekly HoopDirt.com coaching honors are eligible for the HoopDirt.com National Coach of the Year Award.

HoopDirt.com is the largest website in the country dedicated specifically to college basketball coaching news, jobs and rumors at all levels.

Juckem and the unbeaten Titans host Finlandia University (Mich.) on Tuesday (Dec. 5).

HoopDirt.com Week 3 Coach of the Week Release