NEW HAVEN, Conn. (March 10, 2019) -- Fresh off winning the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship earlier in the day on Sunday, the Dominican College men's basketball team received more exciting news at night as the Chargers earned the No. 7 seed for next weekend's NCAA Division II East Region Tournament at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.
The Chargers received the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament after downing Bloomfield College, 70-55, in the CACC Final at Caldwell University in Caldwell, N.J.
Dominican will face second-seeded Merrimack in Saturday's first round, as the Warriors enter the regional as the NE-10 Champion. A win over Merrimack would advance the Chargers to the second round where they would face the winner of the 3-6 contest between Le Moyne (#3) and St. Thomas Aquinas (#6).
It marks the second-consecutive year a CACC team received the No. 7 seed in the East Regional. But don't let the lower seed fool you as last year's No. 7 seed, Bloomfield College, blitzed a majority of the teams in the field with a sizzling shooting performance to reach the regional final.
Dominican will enter the regional on a roll, as the Chargers used stingy defense and crisp ball movement throughout the CACC tournament to rack up the conference crown. The Chargers held opponents to under 60 points in each of their three wins in the conference tournament and limited the opposition to a combined 33-of-120 shooting from the field in the semis and final.
2019 NCAA DIVISION II EAST REGION TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
at Saint Anselm College (March 16-19, Manchester, N.H.)
First Round (Saturday, March 16)
#1 Saint Anselm vs. #8 Molloy
#2 Merrimack vs. #7 Dominican
#3 Le Moyne vs. #6 St. Thomas Aquinas
#4 New Haven vs. #5 Daemen
Regional Semifinals (Sunday, March 17)
St. A's/Molloy Winner vs. UNH/Daemen Winner
Merrimack/Dominican Winner vs. Le Moyne/STAC Winner
Regional Final (Tuesday, March 19)
Semifinal Winner vs. Semifinal Winner
ABOUT THE CACC
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), Nyack College, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.