Morrisville State men to host Wells College Tuesday in opening round of NEAC Championship Tournament

Morrisville State men to host Wells College Tuesday in opening round of NEAC Championship Tournament

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men's basketball team wrapped up the regular season with a 15-3 conference tilt Saturday, finishing second overall in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) North Division, and earning the right to host a quarterfinal round Tuesday.

The Mustangs will face Wells College, who completed the season 14-4 within conference play, at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21 on the Mustangs home court.

SUNY Polytechnic claimed the regular season North Division title with a 16-2 conference record. The Wildcats will face Cazenovia College at 7 p.m. on the campus of SUNY Poly on Tuesday.

Morrisville State split with Wells College during the regular season, falling at the buzzer in Morrisville, 72-71, in early January, before avenging the loss with an 84-70 victory on the Express' home court on February 5th.

Admission for the contest is $4 per adult. Non-Morrisville State students and senior citizens (12-17) are $2, and children 12 and under are free.

Tournament action gets underway in the South Division Tuesday night, as well, as Bryn Athyn College travels to Lancaster Bible for an 8 p.m. tip.

Winners of the quarterfinal rounds will advance to the semi-finals, scheduled to take place Saturday, February 25 starting at 2 p.m. at South Division regular season champion, Gallaudet University (18-2).

The winner of Morrisville State/Wells will face the Bison in the 2 p.m. semi. The Mustangs and Express were the lone two teams in the conference to defeat the Bison during the regular season.

The victor in the SUNY Poly/Caz game will face the winner of the South Division quarterfinal between Bryn Athyn and Lancaster Bible at 4 p.m. at Gallaudet.

The title game will take place Sunday, February 26 at 1 p.m. at Gallaudet. The winner will receive the conference's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.

Keep up to date with tournament action on the college's web site at www.morrisvillestateathletics.com.

Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.

The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.

 

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