Morrisville State women to host Keuka College Tuesday night in opening round of NEAC Championship Tournament

Morrisville State women to host Keuka College Tuesday night in opening round of NEAC Championship Tournament

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women's basketball team wrapped up the regular season with a 13-5 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 Keuka College, who completed the season 11-7 within conference play, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21 on the Mustangs home court.

SUNY Polytechnic earned the right to host the tournament, finishing atop the NEAC standings with a 17-1 conference record. Morrisville State was the lone team to best the Wildcats during the regular season, a 67-60 victory on the Poly home court at the end of January.

The Mustangs swept Keuka College during the regular season, earning a 62-50 decision in December before running wild in a 76-49 defeat in early February.

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 Penn State Abington travels to Lancaster Bible for a 6 p.m. tip, and College of St. Elizabeth to Bryn Athyn for a 7 p.m. start.

Winners of the quarterfinal rounds will advance to the semi-finals, scheduled to take place Saturday, February 25 starting at 2 p.m. at SUNY Poly.

The winner of Morrisville State/Keuka will face the winner of the Penn State Abington / Lancaster Bible game in the 4 p.m. semi.

SUNY Poly, who earned a bye, will take on the winner of Bryn Athyn and College of St. Elizabeth in the first semi, scheduled to tip at 2 p.m.

The title game will take place Sunday, February 26 at 1 p.m. at SUNY Poly. 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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