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MCC to host Region III men's hoops tournament this weekend

MCC to host Region III men's hoops tournament this weekend

ROCHESTER - Thanks to a successful regular season, the MCC men's basketball team has earned the right to host this weekend's Region III, Division II tournament.

The tournament semifinals will be at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Saturday, with Sunday's championship slated to tip off at 1 p.m.  MCC (26-3) will play the 1 p.m. game Saturday against Mercyhurst North East, which defeated Genesee 97-94 in Tuesday's quarterfinals.

Erie Community College is seeded second and will take on Niagara County CC, which beat Jamestown Community College 87-68 Tuesday.

Monroe earned the top seed based on a 13-1 record in regional play during the regular season. Erie finished second at 12-2, followed by Niagara County (11-3), Mercyhurst (7-7), Genesee (6-8), and Jamestown (4-10).

The winner of the regional tournament will host a district championship game on March 9 for the right to advance to the NJCAA Division II national tournament in Danville, Ill., March 19-23.



Tournament Schedule
Semifinals - Saturday, March 2
#1 Monroe 105, #4 Mercyhurst 91 - Box Score - RecapWatch Archived Game
#2 Erie 97, #3 Niagara County 94 - Box Score - Watch Archived Game
Championship - Sunday, March 3
#1 Monroe 98, #2 Erie 89 - Box Score - RecapWatch Live