MIT Secures No. 2 Seed For ECAC Championships

Feb. 27, 2006

CAPE COD, Mass. - MIT (20-8) has been selected as the No. 2 seed in the ECAC Division III Men's New England Basketball Tournament and will face No. 7 Plymouth State in the opening round in Rockwell Cage on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The ECAC Championship is an eight-team field with quarterfinal, semifinal and championship rounds.

Keene State College has been selected the top seed in the postseason championship. Keene State enters the tournament as the regular-season champions of the Little East conference and enters the tournament with an overall record of 20-7.

The first-round winners will advance to the semifinals on Friday, March 3 at the highest remaining seeds. The winner of Game #1 will face the winner of Game #4 and the winner of Game #2 will play the winner of Game #3 in the other semifinal. The 2006 ECAC Championship will be played on Saturday, March 4 at the highest remaining seed in the tournament.

"THE ROCK," the official ball of the 2006 ECAC Basketball Championships, will be used during all rounds of competition. Anaconda Sports, the home of "THE ROCK," will honor the tournament champion with an autograph ball and participant t-shirts.

2006 ECAC Division III Men's New England Basketball Championship
No. 1 Keene State (20-7)
No. 2 MIT (20-8)
No. 3 Emmanuel (20-7)
No. 4 Rhode Island College (17-9)
No. 5 Coast Guard (17-8)
No. 6 Wheaton (16-10)
No. 7 Plymouth State (16-10)
No. 8 Colby-Sawyer (17-10)

Quarterfinal Games - Wednesday, March 1
Game #1 - No. 1 Keene State hosts No. 8 Colby Sawyer, 7 p.m. 
Game #2 - No. 2 MIT hosts No. 7 Plymouth State, 7 p.m. 
Game #3 - No. 6 Wheaton hosts No. 3 Emmanuel, 7 p.m. 
Game #4 - No. 4 Rhode Island College hosts No. 5 Coast Guard, 7 p.m. 

Semifinals - Friday, March 3 (hosted by each highest seed*)
Game #5 - Winner of Game #1 plays Winner of Game #4,TBA
Game #6 - Winner of Game #2 plays Winner of Game #3, TBA

Championship - Saturday, March 4 (hosted by remaining top seed*)
Semifinal winners, TBA

* - MIT will be unable to host the semifinal and championship round of the ECAC Tournament and will play on the road regardless of seeding.