Curry College has earned the top seed for the 2013 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) men's basketball championship, which begins with quarterfinal matchups on campus sites Tuesday.
The Colonels (18-7 overall) captured the top seed in the upcoming conference tournament after compiling a league-best 15-3 record in CCC play. Curry will be seeking to capture its first CCC Tournament title since 2008.
On Tuesday, Curry will host #8 seed Western New England (9-16, 7-11), while #2 seed Gordon (19-6, 14-4) will host #7 seed Roger Williams (10-15, 7-11), #3 seed Wentworth (15-10, 11-7) will host #6 seed Nichols (13-12, 8-10), and #4 seed Eastern Nazarene (17-8, 11-7) will host #5 seed Salve Regina (13-12, 9-9). All four quarterfinal games will tip off at 7:00 p.m.
CCC tiebreaking procedures were utilized to determine the third and seventh seeds in the tournament. Both Wentworth and Eastern Nazarene finished tied for third place in the CCC regular-season standings with identical 11-7 conference records. The Leopards claimed the third seed by virtue of sweeping both conference games against ENC, while the Lions were seeded fourth.
Additionally, Roger Williams and Western New England both tied for seventh place with 7-11 conference records. RWU was slotted into the seventh seed due to two victories over WNE in regular-season play. The Golden Bears were seeded eighth.
Quarterfinal winners will advance to the semifinal round which will be played on Thursday, February 21 at the sites of the higher seed. Games are scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m., but may be altered in the event that one institution hosts both a men's and a women's contest.
Semifinal winners will square off for the conference championship on Saturday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the site of the higher seed.
(Release Courtesy of the Commonwealth Coast Conference)
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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