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Men's Basketball Team Advances to NCAA Tournament

Men's Basketball Team Advances to NCAA Tournament

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   For the second straight year, and the fourth time in school’s history, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown’s Mountain Cat men's basketball team has earned a bid to the NCAA Division II post-season tournament.  Pitt-Johnstown, 24-7 and seeded #8 in the Atlantic Region, will take on the host school and #1-seeded Gannon University on Saturday, March 14.  Gannon enters the tournament with a 27-3 overall record. 

    The Mountain Cats earned an automatic bid to this year’s tournament by winning the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) Tournament Championship.  Pitt-Johnstown defeated #2-seeded Alderson-Broaddus (WV) College, 74-73, in double overtime on Saturday to claim the title.

   For more information on the Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cat mens' basketball team, click here.

   Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural, and economic environment, Pitt-Johnstown offers a high quality educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.

Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 3/9/2009 2:45:00 PM