PSC Hosts ECAC Basketball Tournaments

February 26th, 2002 by Adam

Top-seeded PSC women to face Coast Guard; Fourth-seeded PSC men to meet Roger Williams

It will be an exciting evening of college basketball Wednesday night at Foley Gymnasium when the Plymouth State College men’s and women’s teams begin play in the 2002 ECAC New England tournaments.

Both Panthers squads earned the right to host an ECAC first-round game with outstanding regular season performances.The twinbill is open to the public, and admission is free. Plymouth State is seeking its first ECAC championship in either men’s or women’s basketball.

PSC, 18-8 overall, is the top seed in the women’s draw, and will host eighth-seeded Coast Guard, 16-10,Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Panther women, who will continue to play at home as long as they remain alive in the tournament, are participating in the ECAC Tourney for the third straight season and fourth time overall.

The rest of the women’s first-round games include #7 Wellesley at #2 Norwich, #6 Western New England at #3 Babson, and #5 Colby-Sawyer at #4 Keene State. The PSC-Coast Guard winner meets the survivor of the Keene State/Colby-Sawyer
encounter on Saturday, and the championship game is Sunday at the site of the highest remaining seed.

Plymouth State, 16-10, is the fourth seed in the men’s bracket, and will host fifth-seeded Roger Williams, also 16-10, Wednesday at 8 p.m. This will be PSC’s first post-season appearance in three years since making three straight ECAC tournaments from 1997-99.

The remainder of the men’s first-round games include #8 Fitchburg State at #1 Keene State, #7 Johnson and Wales at #2 Salve Regina, #6 Gordon at #3 UMass Dartmouth.The PSC-Roger Williams winner meets the survivor of the Keene
State/Fitchburg State encounter on Saturday, and the championship game is Sunday at the site of the highest remaining seed.

Check for scores at http://www.plymouth.edu/psc/athletic/