Guilford College Quakers get Friday home game to open up DIII tournament

The Quakers (26-2) will play Christopher Newport Univeristy (15-12) at 6 p.m. Friday in the first round of the 64-team tournament.

The game will be played in the Ragan-Brown Field House on the Guilford College campus, just off of West Friendly Avenue and New Garden Road…..

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from the Guilford College sports information staff:

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College has been selected as a host of first-
and second-round games for this weekend’s NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball
Championship Tournament. The Quakers (26-2) will play USA South Athletic
Conference champion Christopher Newport University (15-12) Friday (3/5) at
8:00 p.m. in one first-round game. John Carroll University (20-6) meets
Maryville (Tenn.) College (23-4) at 6:00 p.m. in Friday’s other first-round
game in the Quakers’ Ragan-Brown Field House. The winners will play Saturday
(3/6) at 7:00 p.m.

Guilford, which is making its fourth straight national playoff appearance,
last hosted NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament games in 2008. The Quakers won
the 2010 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament title on Sunday and
placed third in the 2009 Division III Tournament with a 26-6 record.

Tickets cost $6 for adults and $3 for students, children and seniors per
day. Tickets may be purchased on Guilford’s campus in 101 Alumni Gym
starting Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 am – 12 noon.

The 61-team NCAA Tournament concludes March 19-20 in Salem, Va. Washington
University-Saint Louis is the two-time defending tournament champion.

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics