Best of Babson Athletics 2016-17: Moment #5

Best of Babson Athletics 2016-17: Moment #5

Flannery Surpasses 2,500 Points on His Way to Finishing Eighth in Division III History in Scoring

BABSON PARK, Mass.—After becoming the program's all-time leading scorer in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament, Babson College men's basketball standout Joey Flannery (Acton, Mass.) became just the 17th player in Division III history to surpass 2,500 career points in the Beavers' 72-65 NCAA Tournament Second Round victory over Skidmore on March 4 inside Staake Gymnasium.

One of the most prolific scorers in Division III history, Flannery rewrote the record books during his time at Babson. He needed just 86 games to pass Tom Groth's '84 record of 1,854 points, and then became the first men's player in school history to reach 2,000 points in a late-November win over Bowdoin.

Flannery poured in 18 first-half points in the Beavers' second round win over Skidmore, and reached the 2,500-point plateau in the opening minute of the second half. The rare player who was always at his best in the biggest moments, he averaged 29.5 points during Babson's run to the national title and eighth in Division III history with 2,620 points.

The program's single-season and all-time leader in points, made field goals and made free throws, Flannery reached double figures in 110 of 119 career games, including a stretch of 57 straight from January 17, 2015, to January 28, 2017. He scored 30 or more points in 17 contests and put up at least 20 points on 73 occasions. 

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