March 3, 2014

MIT Headed to Plattsburgh for Opening NCAA Tournament Game

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. – After earning the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) automatic berth in the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament with a win over Springfield College yesterday in the NEWMAC championship game, MIT learned today where it will be playing its first round game when the NCAA revealed the 2014 bracket. The Engineers will be traveling to Plattsburgh, N.Y. where they will play Plattsburgh State on Friday.

MIT, which will be playing in the NCAA Tournament for the sixth straight year, enters Friday's contest with a 20-8 record. Plattsburg State, which fell in the SUNYAC title game on Saturday to Brockport State, 57-56, brings a 22-5 record into the contest with the Engineers. It will be the first-ever meeting in men's basketball between the two schools. The Engineers and Cardinals did play one common opponent this season, Bridgewater State. MIT fell to the Bears, 61-49, while Plattsburgh State defeated them 78-70.

Joining MIT and Plattsburgh State will be Eastern Connecticut State University and Husson College. Eastern Connecticut comes into the tournament with a 22-6 record, while Husson is 26-2. On Saturday the winner of the MIT/Plattsburgh State game will face off against the Eastern Connecticut State/Husson winner for the right to move on to sectional play the weekend of March 15.

Times of the games will be released later this week.