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Ray Corrigan '05
Junior point guard Ray Corrigan was a perfect 5-for-5 shooting from the floor in the Jeffs' quarterfinal win over Wesleyan.

Fourth-Ranked Jeffs to Play 15th-Ranked Trinity in Saturday's NESCAC Tournament Semifinals, Hosted by Williams

February 25, 2004

AMHERST, MA - The fourth-annual NESCAC Menís Basketball Championship Tournament is down to four teams and times and ticket prices were announced on Tuesday. Fourth-ranked and third-seeded Amherst College (23-2), which advanced to the NESCAC Final Four with Saturdayís 97-65 first-round win over Wesleyan University, will travel to Williams College to take on 15th-ranked and second-seeded Trinity College Saturday at 2 p.m., followed by a 4 p.m. semifinal game between host Williams (24-1), which enters the weekend as the No. 1 team in the nation, and fifth-seeded Bates College (18-7). The winners will meet in the championship game Sunday at noon (also at Williams), with an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship Tournament at Stake.

Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $2 for students. One ticket purchase is good for both games on Saturday. A bank of tickets has been set aside for Amherst and will be on sale in the athletic department between 9 and 11 a.m. and 2 and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Amherst is 9-1 all-time in NESCAC Tournament play, winning consecutive championships in 2000-01 and 2001-02 before falling in last yearís title game.

Behind senior tri-captains Tim Jones (Richmond, VA), John Donovan (Holmdel, NJ), Adam Harper (Washington, DC) and senior center Don Quinn (Princeton, NJ), who have led the Jeffs to a school record 91 wins over four seasons, Amherst has appeared in four straight NCAA Tournaments, advancing to the last yearís national quarterfinals for the first time since 1994 and only the second time in school history.

2003-04 NESCAC MENíS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Quarterfinal Results

No. 1 Williams 74 - No. 8 Middlebury 52
No. 2 Trinity 72 - No. 7 Tufts 57
No. 3 Amherst 97 - No. 6 Wesleyan 65
No. 5 Bates 87 - No. 4 Bowdoin 52

Semifinals - Saturday, Feb. 28 (@ Williams)
No. 3 Amherst vs. No. 2 Trinity (2 p.m.)
No. 1 Williams vs. No. 5 Bates (4 p.m.)

Championship - Sunday, Feb. 29 (@ Williams)
Semifinal winners (Noon)