Commonwealth Coast Conference Announces Pairings in 2013 Men's Basketball Championship

Commonwealth Coast Conference Announces Pairings in 2013 Men's Basketball Championship
CCC Release

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--Eighth-seeded Western New England will play regular-season champion Curry on the road Tuesday in the first round of the 2013 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Colonels Student Center in Milton.

Western New England (9-16 overall) tied Roger Williams (10-15) for seventh place in the CCC standings with identical 7-11 conference marks. As a result, RWU was slotted into the No. 7 seed due to two victories over WNE in regular-season play.

The 18-7 Colonels captured the top seed in CCC Tournament after compiling a league-best 15-3 record. Curry will be seeking to capture its first CCC tournament title since 2008.

Curry swept WNE during the regular-season, winning in Springfield on Jan. 15, 73-54, and in Milton on Feb. 6, 71-60. Interestingly, the Colonels were swept by No. 4-seeded Eastern Nazarene, which split with Western New England.  

Quarterfinal winners will advance to the semifinal round which will be played on Thursday at campus sites of the higher seed.

2013 CCC MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

Quarterfinals • Tuesday, February 19
#8 Western New England (9-16, 7-11) at #1 Curry (18-7, 15-3), 7:00 p.m.
#7 Roger Williams (10-15, 7-11) at #2 Gordon (19-6, 14-4), 7:00 p.m.
#6 Nichols (13-12, 8-10) at #3 Wentworth (15-10, 11-7), 7:00 p.m.
#5 Salve Regina (13-12, 9-9) at #4 Eastern Nazarene (17-8, 11-7), 7:00 p.m.

Semifinals • Thursday, February 21
#1/8 winner vs. #4/5 winner, 7:00 p.m. (at higher seed)
#2/7 winner vs. #3/6 winner, 7:00 p.m. (at higher seed)
Times subject to change in the event of a men’s/women’s doubleheader

Championship Game • Saturday, February 23
Semifinal Winners, 2:00 p.m. (at higher seed)

Time subject to change in the event of a men’s/women’s doubleheader

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