Sunday, March 12, 2006

CAA Sends Two to NCAAs

Tonight the Colonial Athletic Association got the news it wanted, two of its members were named to the field of 65 teams going to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Two additional CAA schools were invited to join the field of 40 in the National Invitational Tournament.

The winner of the CAA tournament, UNC Wilmington (25-7), is seeded 9th in the NCAA’s Atlanta Regional bracket and will face George Washington (26-2), the 8th seed on Thursday in Greensboro. That took care of the league's automatic bid. Then George Mason (23-6) was added as an at-large team in the Washington, DC bracket. Mason, seeded 11th, will face 6th-seeded Michigan St. (22-11) in Dayton on Friday.

ODU (21-9) and Hofstra (24-6) received bids to the NIT. The VCU Rams (19-10) were left out of the field. In spite of VCU's No. 81 ranking, according to the latest RPI, it was excluded from the two post-season tournaments, which included 105 schools.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

VCU and Northeastern got hosed by the NIT. They deserved to be in...