DANBURY, Conn. (Feb. 27) - The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has announced Bethany College as one of the 12 selections for the 2017 ECAC Division III Men's Basketball Championship.
The Bison will host Penn State Altoona on Wednesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. in an opening round game at the Hummel Field House. The winner will draw Moravian College, who was selected as the overall top-seed, on Friday, March 3 in a quarterfinal game that will be played in Erie, Pennsylvania on the campus of Penn State Behrend at 11 a.m.
This year's men's tournament features a field of 12 teams with the top four seeds receiving byes into the quarterfinals. The top four seeds for the tournament are No. 1 Moravian College (19-8), No. 2 DeSales University (18-9), No. 3 Penn State Behrend (19-7) and No. 4 Carnegie Mellon University (14-11).
The first round of games to be played on Wednesday, March 1 will see SUNY Canton (19-8) host Pine Manor College (16-9), Stockton University (14-11) host Baruch College (18-9), Bethany College (15-12) host Penn State Altoona (14-13) and Westminster College (15-11) host Juniata College (13-12).
Winners of Wednesday evening's matchups will travel to Penn State Behrend on Friday, March 4 for the quarterfinal round. Penn State Behrend will serve as host for the entire weekend.
First Round - Wednesday, March 1
Game 1: Pine Manor College (16-9) at SUNY Canton (11-7)
Game 2: Baruch College (18-9) at Stockton University (14-11)
Game 3: Penn State Altoona (14-13) at Bethany College (15-12)
Game 4: Juniata College (13-12) at Westminster College (15-11)
Quarterfinals - Friday, March 3 (at Penn State Behrend)
Game 5: 11 a.m. Moravian College (19-8) vs. Winner Bethany/Altoona
Game 6: 2 p.m. DeSales University (18-9) vs. Winner Juniata/Westminster
Game 7: 5 p.m. Carnegie Mellon University (14-11) vs. Winner Stockton/Baruch
Game 8: 8 p.m. Penn State Behrend (19-7) vs. Winner Canton/Pine Manor
Semifinals - Saturday, March 4 (at Penn State Behrend)
Game 9: 3 p.m. Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 5
Game 10: 6 p.m. Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 6
Championship - Sunday, March 5 - hosted at Penn State Behrend at 1 p.m.