Osborne plays role as No. 1 Whitman advances to D3 Sweet 16

March 4, 2018

Trevor Osborne basketball

Trevor Osborne

Trevor Osborne of Anchorage played 29 minutes and scored nine points to help No. 1 Whitman escape with an 89-84 win in overtime over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the second round of the NCAA D3 Championships.

Whitman [28-1] advanced to the Sweet 16 and will face Wisconsin-Stevens Point [21-8] on Friday.

Osborne, of Grace Christian High fame, is the only Alaska player still alive in the national tournament.

The sophomore had a hand in a total of 15 points for Whitman.

He knocked down three 3-pointers while his assist, steal and offensive rebound also led to buckets.

The 6-foot-3 guard scored six points in the first half. In the second half his final triple gave Whitman a 49-37 lead. His assist provided a 55-46 cushion.

Osborne comes off the bench to rank fourth in scoring at 9.7 points per game.

He’s also one of just three Whitman players to collect at least 200 points, 100 rebounds and 40 steals on the season.