The Holy Family University men's basketball team received the number one seed in the upcoming NCAA Division II Men's Basketball East Regional and will host the eight-team tournament at the Campus Center Gymnasium beginning Saturday, March 12.
Holy Family, fresh off its first Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship, already qualified for the NCAA Tournament after receiving the conference's automatic qualifying bid. The Tigers defeated cross-town rival Philadelphia University, 87-68, to claim this year's title.
This will mark the second trip to the NCAA Tournament for the Tigers and the first since 2008. Holy Family lost to Assumption College, 74-66, in an overtime thriller in its lone appearance.
Holy Family will face Northeast-10 Conference champion and eighth seed Southern New Hampshire University in the first round on Saturday. The winner will advance and face either #4 Stonehill College or #5 Bentley University in the second round on Sunday, March 13.
The other side of the bracket features #2 Saint Anselm College versus #7 Philadelphia University and #3 Southern Connecticut State University vs. #6 St. Thomas Aquinas College.
More information, including game times and ticket information, on the East Regional will be available in the upcoming days.
NCAA Division II East Region Tournament Pairings
1. Holy Family (26-5)
2. Saint Anselm (21-7)
3. So. Connecticut (22-7)
4. Stonehill (21-8)
5. Bentley (21-8)
6. St. Thomas Aquinas (26-4)
7. Philadelphia (23-8)
8. So. New Hampshire (22-10)