Andrew Olson '08
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Corrigan's extensive postseason experience will be a huge asset for the Jeffs this weekend.

Jeffs Set to Host Hamilton in NCAA Second Round

March 2, 2006

AMHERST, MA - The fourth-ranked Amherst College men’s basketball team will host Hamilton College in the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament Saturday night at 7 p.m. The Jeffs (25-2) drew one of five first-round byes, while the Continentals (23-4) advanced to the second round with Thursday night’s 66-65 overtime home win over Plattsburgh State University.

Hamilton comes to LeFrak as a representative of the Liberty League. The Jeffs and the Continentals last squared off on February 11, 2000, as Amherst came away with an 88-75 victory.

Ticket prices are $6 for adults and $3 for children, senior citizens and students with valid ID. Children under 2 are free. Tickets will be only sold on site and doors at LeFrak Gymnasium will open at 5 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on the Internet by Amherst’s campus radio station, WAMH.

Saturday night’s winner will advance to the NCAA Sectionals (Round of 16) and face the winner of the Cortland State University first-round site. The host Red Dragons (23-4) will face the Little East Conference champions, UMass-Boston (18-10) in the opening round on Friday, and the victor will play the winner of Tufts University (21-6) and the Commonwealth Coast Conference champs, Endicott College (19-9), on Saturday. Sectional play will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 10-11, at on-campus sites to be determined. For a complete tournament bracket and updated scores, visit www.ncaachampionships.com or www.D3hoops.com.

For a full tournament bracket visit: http://www.ncaasports.com/basketball/mens/brackets/viewable/2006/DIII

AMHERST IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT: Ninth appearance / 12-9 all-time (7-1 home, 5-8 road)

  • 1993-94 (Qualified for the NCAA Tournament in its first year of eligibility… drew first-round bye… won at Colby in second round… beat the No. 1 team in the nation, Franklin & Marshall College, which entered the game with only one loss, in the Round of 16… Fell to eventual national champion Lebanon Valley in the national quarterfinals)
  • 1996-97 (Beat visiting Colby, 83-60, in first round… fell at Williams, 86-63, in second round)
  • 1999-00 (Beat visiting WNEC, 79-77, in first round… fell at Salem State, 81-75, in second round)
  • 2000-01 (Beat visiting St. John Fisher, 89-76, in first round… fell at Clark, 89-76, in second round)
  • 2001-02 (First-round bye… beat visiting Western Connecticut State, 82-77, in second round… fell at SUNY Brockport, 69-64, in Round of 16)
  • 2002-03 (First-round bye… beat visiting Southern Vermont, 84-60, in second round… beat Rochester, 74-68, in Round of 16… fell at Sectional host Williams, 91-75, in National Quarterfinals)
  • 2003-04 (First-round bye… beat visiting Plymouth State, 113-85, in second round… beat New Jersey City, 92-74, in Round of 16… beat Sectional host Franklin & Marshall, 82-70, in National Quarterfinals… fell to Williams, 86-81, in National Semifinals… fell to John Carroll, 96-85, in Championship consolation)
  • 2004-05 (First-round bye… beat Springfield, 81-68, in second round… fell to Rochester, 69-62, in Round of 16)
  • 2005-06 (First-round bye… second-round match up with Hamilton)