Men's Basketball to Host NEWMAC Tournament Semifinals and Finals

Worcester, MA --- WPI is once again proud to host the NEWMAC Men's Basketball Tournament.  The Engineers earned a quarterfinal bye and will play fourth-seeded Springfield in the semifinals.  Eighth-year head coach Chris Bartley has guided the Engineers to a 20-4 record this season, the sixth straight year the Crimson and Gray have won 20 or more games and captured the NEWMAC regular season crown.  The senior class, featuring four-year players Adam Lirette (Dover, NH) and NT Izuchi (Boston, MA), set a new NEWMAC standard for wins by a class.  WPI went 11-1 in NEWMAC action and is an eye-popping 42-6 in conference regular season play over the last four years.

#1 WPI will take on #4 Springfield in Saturday's first semifinal matchup by virtue of the Pride's opening-round win over #5 Clark, 85-66. Tipoff will be at 4:30pm.

#2 MIT pulled out an overtime victory in round one on Wednesday, 66-62 over #7 Coast Guard. MIT will face #6 Babson, which upset #3 Wheaton by a 72-65 score. MIT and Babson will get the second semifinal under way at 6:30pm.

The schedule and team information for all NEWMAC tournament participants is listed below.

 

First Round Wed., February 25th  7pm    (#2) MIT 66 -  (#7) Coast Guard 62 (OT)  Box ScoreRecap 
First Round  Wed., February 25th 8pm    (#6) Babson 72 - (#3) Wheaton 65 Box Score - Recap
First Round Wed., February 25th 7:30pm    (#4) Springfield 85 - (#5) Clark 66 Box Score - Recap
           
Semifinal #1 Sat., February 28th  4:30pm   (#4) Springfield 61 - (#1) WPI 46 Box Score - Recap
Semifinal #2 Sat., February 28th  6:30pm
  (#2) MIT 50 - (#6) Babson 39 Box Score - Recap
Championship Sun., March 1st 2:30pm   (#2) MIT 76 - (#4) Springfield 50 Box Score - Recap

 


Audiocast

Audio broadcasts of Saturday's semifinals and Sunday's championship games can be heard at http://www.sportsjuice.com/ with Mark Simon providing the play-by-play of all games.

Live Stats

Live Stats of all three games this weekend can be found at - http://livestats.prestosports.com/wpi/ 

Directions to WPI and Parking
Directions to WPI can be found at the following website: http://www.wpi.edu/About/Visitors/directions.html

Parking is available in the Quad, at the Higgins House Lot and in lot on Institute Road, across from the football end zone. Please visit this site for detailed parking information: http://www.wpi.edu/About/Visitors/

Ticket Sales
Ticket prices per session are as follows:

  • Adults $4.00
  • Senior Citizens $2.00
  • Students $1.00
  • Children under 12 Free

Please Note: The ticket booth will open at 11am on Saturday and Sunday

Lodging
Information on lodging can be found at the following website: http://www.wpi.edu/About/Visitors/hotels.html

Area Dining
Information on places to eat can be found at the following website: http://www.wpi.edu/About/Visitors/dining-off.html

 

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