For the first time in school history, the Guilford College Quakers are hosting three games TONIGHT (3/12) and Saturday (3/13) in the Ragan-Brown Field House with four teams competing for a spot in the National DIII Semifinals.
Sectional play opens TONIGHT at 6:00 p.m. when Eastern Mennonite University (24-4) plays Whitworth University (26-2). Guilford (28-2) meets the College of Wooster (25-5) at 8:00 p.m. TONIGHT’S winners play in Saturdayâ€™s sectional final at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets cost $7, $4 for children, seniors and students. All remaining tickets are going to be sold TONIGHT at the door.
The Quakers (28-2), champions of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, reached the sectional round of the national playoffs for the third time in four years after last weekend’s home victories over Christopher Newport University (83-59) and John Carroll University (85-82). Guilford is ranked third in the current D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll and has won nine games since losing to Eastern Mennonite at home Feb. 10. The Quakers placed third in the 2009 NCAA Division III Tournament.
Williams College, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and St. Maryâ€™s College of Maryland are the other three sectional hosts. Each section champion advances to the national semifinals and finals, which will be held March 19-20 in Salem, Va.