Emory Men’s & Women’s Basketball Teams Earn NCAA D-III Tournament Berths

 

The Emory women’s basketball team will be travelling to Crestview Hills, Kentucky, and the campus of Thomas More College for the opening rounds of the NCAA D-III Tournament. The Eagles, 19-6 on the season, will battle Trine University (25-2) of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association in first-round action on Friday (Mar. 1) at a time to be determined.

The other first-round match-up sees host and No. 2-ranked Thomas More (27-0) entertain Saint Vincent (23-4). The two winners then move into Saturday’s second round.  The Connor Convocation Center on the TMC campus will serve as the venue for the opening rounds.

The Eagles of head coach Misha Jackson were one of 21 programs to receive an at-large bid to the postseason after compiling a regular-season ledger of 19-6 including a 10-4 effort in the league that was good for a second-place tie.  Emory will be making its fourth-ever trip and first since 2013 to the NCAA Tournament.

 

The Emory men’s basketball team will be travelling to Greensboro, North Carolina, and the campus of Guilford College for the opening rounds of the NCAA D-III Tournament.  The Eagles, 20-5 on the season, will battle Wittenberg University (23-5) of the North Coast Athletic Conference in first-round action on Friday (Mar. 1) at a time to be determined. The other first-round match-up sees host Guilford square off against Sewanee. The two winners then will move into Saturday’s second round.

The Ragan-Brown Field House on the GC campus will serve as the venue.

The Eagles of head coach Jason Zimmerman were one of 43 programs to receive an automatic bid to the postseason after capturing the University Athletic Association title with a 92-82 triumph over the University of Rochester this past Saturday.  Emory will be making its seventh straight trip and eighth in program history to the NCAA Tournament and holds the distinction to being the lone D-III program to have won at least one postseason contest in each of the past six years.

 

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