NCAA men's basketball championship 1st/2nd round preview

NCAA men's basketball championship 1st/2nd round preview

The NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship returns to Hamilton College's Margaret Bundy Scott Field House this weekend for the first time since 2006.

NCAA Men's Basketball Bracket | Visitor's Guide
Tickets | Digital Program

First Round (Friday, March 1)
Keene State vs. Moravian, 5:30 p.m.
Penn State Behrend at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m.

Second Round (Saturday, March 2)
First round winners, 7 p.m.

Watch the Games
Northeast Sports Network
Rick Sassone on the call for all three games

MEET THE TEAMS
No. 10 Hamilton College Continentals
Roster | Results | Statistics
Overall record: 23-4
NESCAC record (finish): 7-3 (T1st)
NCAA bid: At-large, runner-up in NESCAC Championship
NCAA championship appearances: 11th
Most recent: 2018, advanced to 3rd round
Head coach: Adam Stockwell, 8th season at Hamilton
Scoring leader: Kena Gilmour '20, 19.1 ppg
Rebounding leader: Michael Grassey '19, 6.8 rpg
Assist leader: Tim Doyle '19, 3.2 apg

Penn State Behrend Lions
Roster | Results | Statistics
Overall record: 23-4
AMCC record (finish): 14-4 (2nd)
NCAA bid: Automatic, won AMCC Tournament
NCAA championship appearances: 8th
Most recent: 2014, advanced to 2nd round
Head coach: Dave Niland, 25th season
Scoring leader: Justin Gorny (Sr.), 14.1 ppg
Rebounding leader: Gorny, 5.9 rpg
Assist leader: Andy Niland (Sr.), 6.2 apg

Keene State College Owls
Roster | Results | Statistics
Overall record: 20-7
Little East Conference record (finish): 13-3 (T1st)
NCAA bid: Automatic, won Little East Championship
NCAA championship appearances: 6th
Most recent: 2017, advanced to sectional final (quarterfinals)
Head coach: Ryan Cain, 4th season
Scoring leader: Ty Nichols (Sr.), 27.3 ppg
Rebounding leader: Nichols, 7.3 rpg
Assist leader: Nichols, 5.0 apg

Moravian College Greyhounds
Roster | Results | Statistics
Overall record: 19-8
Landmark Conference record (finish): 10-4 (2nd)
NCAA bid: Automatic, won Landmark Tournament
NCAA championship appearances: 4th
Most recent: 2018, first round
Head coach: Justin Potts, 4th season
Scoring leader: Oneil Holder (Sr.), 18.4 ppg
Rebounding leader: Holder, 6.6 rpg
Assist leader: Will Brazukas (Sr.), 3.3 apg