Men's Basketball Tabbed as NCAA No. 3 Seed

Indianapolis, Ind. (March 10) -- The Assumption College men's basketball team, coming off a second-place finish in the Northeast-10 Conference regular season, has earned an at-large bid to the 2013 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament Championship. The bid is the 26th overall for Assumption, the first since 2009 and the first under second-year head coach Matt Mahar.

Assumption enters the NCAA Tournament at 20-7 overall after a quarterfinal loss to Saint Rose in the Northeast-10 Tournament. Led by five seniors, the Hounds finished second in the league standings after being chosen eighth in the Northeast-10 Conference Preseason Poll, as voted by the league's 16 head coaches.

The Hounds, who have been ranked as high as 13th in the NABC/Division II National Poll this season, earned the No. 3 seed in the field and will take on Southern New Hampshire University in the regional quarterfinals on Saturday, March 16th.

Complete NCAA East Regional Field
1. Franklin Pierce (at-large)
2. Saint Anselm (at-large)
3. Assumption (at-large)
4. New Haven (at-large)
5. Dominican (at-large)
6. Southern New Hampshire (Northeast-10 Champions)
7. Bridgeport (ECC Champions)
8. Bloomfield (CACC Champions)

Complete Schedule (All games played at Southern New Hampshire Univ., Manchester, N.H.)
March 16 - Regional Quarterfinals
Game One: No. 6 Southern New Hampshire vs. No. 3 Assumption - Noon
Game Two: No. 7 Bridgeport vs. No. 2 Saint Anselm - 2:30 p.m.
Game Three: No. 8 Bloomfield vs. No. 1 Franklin Pierce - 6 p.m.
Game Four: No. 5 Dominican vs. No. 4 New Haven - 8:30 p.m.

March 17 - Regional Semifinals
Game Five: Game One vs. Game Two Winner - 5 p.m.
Game Six: Game Three vs. Game Four Winner - 7:30 p.m.

March 19 – Regional Final
Game Seven: Game Five and Game Six Winners - 7 p.m.

Ticket Information
All tickets for the 2013 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball East Regional Tournament are general admission and are good for all games during that session (one session per day; arena will not be cleared between games). Please see ticket representatives for re-admittance information if you intend to leave the arena and return at a later time that day.

Ticket prices:
$10 for adults all day SATURDAY and SUNDAY
$10 for adults on TUESDAY
$5 for youth (ages 5-17), students and senior citizens each day
$20 for Adult all session tournament pass
$10 for youth/student/senior all session tournament pass

The ticket office and pass gates will open 90 minutes prior to the start of the first game of each daily session and the arena will open 60 minutes prior to the scheduled start of each game.

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