Saturday, February 24, 2007

CAA tournament pairings set

Following the last games of the regular season in the Colonial Athletic Association, which were played today, the news below has come in from the CAA Assistant Commissioner Rob Washburn:

The tournament’s paring are set. for the CAA Men's Basketball Championship, which will be held Mar. 2-5 at the Richmond Coliseum.

First-round action tips off at noon on Friday as the No. 8 seed Wm. & Mary (15-14, 8-10 in CAA) takes on No. 9 Georgia St. (10-19, 5-13 in CAA). At 2:30 p.m., No. 5 Northeastern (12-18, 9-9 in CAA) meets No. 12 Delaware (5-25, 3-15 in CAA). In the evening session, No. 7 Towson (14-16, 8-10 in CAA) takes on No. 10 UNC Wilmington (7-21, 4-14 in CAA) at 6 p.m., followed by No. 6 George Mason (15-14, 9-9 in CAA) versus No. 11 James Madison (7-22, 4-14 in CAA) at 8:30 p.m.

In Saturday's quarterfinals, No. 1 VCU (24-6, 16-2 in CAA) goes against the W&M/Georgia State winner at Noon, while No. 4 Drexel (22-7, 13-5 in CAA) takes on the Northeastern/Delaware victor at 2:30 p.m. The evening session features No. 2 Old Dominion (23-7, 15-3 in CAA) against the Towson/UNCW winner at 6 p.m., followed by No. 3 Hofstra (22-8, 14-4 in CAA) versus the Mason/JMU winner at 8:30 p.m.

The semifinals are set for 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, with the championship game taking place at 7 p.m. on Mon., Mar. 5. The four Saturday quarterfinal contests and both semifinal games on Sunday will be televised by CN8 (and other CAA television affiliates). ESPN will televise the championship game on Monday night.

Visit the
CAA's web site for more infomation about buying tickets and updated television listings.

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