Bloomfield College and Philadelphia University Earn Bids to 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (March 4, 2012) – Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) members Bloomfield College (automatic) and Philadelphia University (at-large) received bids to the 2012 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament, following the NCAA Selection Show Sunday night.
The Deacons (24-7), the No. 5 seed in the East Region, will open play against No. 4 seed UMass-Lowell (19-10/Northeast-10/at-large) on Saturday, March 10 at 8:30 p.m.
The Rams (19-9), the No. 8 seed in the East Region, will open play against No. 1 seed Franklin Pierce (21-7/Northeast-10/at-large) on Saturday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m.
The East Regional will be held at Andrew Laska Gymnasium on the campus of Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts from March 10-13. Franklin Pierce will serve as the host institution.
Bloomfield is coming off a 62-50 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship game victory over Goldey-Beacom College on Saturday. The Deacons are 24-7 this season and won the CACC North Division Regular-Season Championship with a 15-3 conference mark.
This marks Bloomfield's second consecutive NCAA Tourney bid as it advanced to the Elite Eight last season as the No. 7 seed out of the East Region.
Philadelphia advanced to the semifinals of the 2012 CACC Conference Tournament before falling to Bloomfield 72-63. The Rams posted a regular-season mark of 19-9 and finished tied for first in the CACC South Division at 13-4.
2012 NCAA DIVISION II MEN'S BASKETBALL EAST REGIONAL
At Assumption College, Worcester, Mass.
QUARTERFINALS – SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012
#3 Adelphi (20-8) vs. #6 C.W. Post (23-5), 12:00 p.m.
#2 Stonehill (21-8) vs. #7 District of Columbia (22-5), 2:30 pm.
#1 Franklin Pierce (21-7) vs. #8 Philadelphia (19-9), 6:00 p.m.
#4 UMass-Lowell (19-10) vs. #5 Bloomfield (24-7), 8:30 p.m.
SEMIFINALS - SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012
#3-#6 winner vs. #2-#7 winner, 5:00 p.m.
#1-#8 winner vs. #4-#5 winner, 7:30 p.m.
CHAMPIONSHIP - TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012
East Regional Championship Game, 7:00 p.m.
Winner advances to Elite Eight in Highland Heights, Ky., March. 21-24