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Lord Jeff Nation will be looking to give Amherst a true home-court advantage in the second round of the NCAA Tournament

Amherst to Host Widener University in Second Round of NCAA Tournament

March 2, 2007

AMHERST, MA – The sixth-ranked Amherst College men’s basketball team will host Widener University 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 Pride (15-12) advanced to the second round with Thursday night’s 76-63 victory over King’s College.

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 Ramapo College first-round site. The host Roadrunners (21-7) will face the City University of New York Athletic Conference champions, York College (18-10) in the opening round on Friday, and the victor will play the winner of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (22-3) and Stevens Institute of Technology (21-6), on Saturday. Sectional play will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 9-10, at on-campus sites to be determined.

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AMHERST IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT: 10th appearance / 15-11 all-time (9-1 home, 6-10 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… beat Hamilton, 83-59, in second round… beat Tufts in overtime, 90-85, in Round of 16… beat St. John Fisher, 93-70, in National Quarterfinals… fell to Wittenberg, 64-60, in National Semifinals… fell to Illinois Wesleyan, 71-68, in Championship consolation)
  • 2006-07 (First-round bye… paired up with Widener University in second round)