March 4, 2007
One In, One Out; Men's Basketball Gets NCAA Regional Bid
Men to play Clayton State in Augusta, GA
The Catawba College men’s basketball team received an at-large bid to the NCAA South Atlantic Region Tournament, but the women were denied in the selection announcements made by the NCAA on Sunday night. The Catawba women finish the season at 20-9, marking its first 20-win season since the 2003-04 campaign.
The men are the #6-seed in next weekend’s tournament which will be held at Augusta State University in Augusta, GA. The Tribe will face a rematch from earlier this season as Catawba will play third-seeded Clayton State in the opening round. The Lakers defeated Catawba 76-75 on a buzzer-beating three-pointer in early December.
Host Augusta is the top-seed and will face CIAA Champion Elizabeth City State, the eight-seed. The winner of that opening round game will face the winner of the game between fourth-seeded Armstrong Atlantic and fifth-seeded Wingate, who earned the SAC automatic bid as tournament champions.
Looming as a potential semifinal opponent for the Tribe is Virginia Union, coached by Catawba Hall of Famer Dave Robbins. The Panthers are seeded second and have knocked the Indians out of the regionals on two occasions. VUU will face the #7-seed, Lander, who earned the Peach Belt’s automatic bid.
More information on game times and ticket prices will be announced in the next few days.