MEDFORD - For the second time in his career, Tufts University's Vincent Pace has been selected to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Conference teams in men's basketball. Pace is one of five first-team honorees on the 2018 All-Conference squad announced today.
A second-team selection in 2016, Pace was one of the top scorers and rebounds in the league this season. With four teams heading into NCAA play starting this weekend, the league statistics show Pace second in scoring at 18.3 points per game and fourth in rebounding with 8.3 caroms per contest. In addtion to making 165 of his 384 field goal attempts (43 percent), Pace was one of the best in NESCAC at getting to the foul line with 75 makes in 101 attempts for a .743 percentage. He's also 16th among conference players with 61 assists in 24 games, a 2.5 average.
In 10 NESCAC games, Pace averaged 17.6 points and 8.3 reabounds per contest. His 2.7 assists per game in the league ranks 10th.
Pace scored 27 ponts with eight rebounds and four assists in the Jumbos' 60-56 win on February 2 versus Amherst, who finished as the #1 seed for the NESCAC regular season. He had 24 points in a win at Connecituct College on January 26, while his season-high of 27 came versus MIT at home on November 21. In a pair of Tufts wins to open the NESCAC season versus Colby and Bowdoin January 5-6, Pace had 12 rebounds in both games while averaging 19.5 points and 4.5 assists.
One of the top scorers in program history, Pace finished with 1,395 points in exactly 100 games to rank 10th in the Jumbo record book.
Tufts finished 17-8 overall this season and 6-4 in a very competitive NESCAC.