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BASKETBALL PLAYOFF SCHEDULES SET

Both Muhlenberg basketball teams are headed to the Centennial Conference playoffs.

The Mule men (14-11, 9-9) qualified as the fifth and final seed with a 74-70 win against CC regular-season champion Ursinus on Saturday. They will travel to fourth-seeded Washington (12-13, 10-8) for a first-round game on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7:00. The winner goes on to the semifinals,
D3hoops.com Top 25
school record last rank
1. Southern Maine 24-1 1
2. Scranton 24-1 2
3. Washington (Mo.) 22-2 3
4. Mary Washington 25-0 4
5. DePauw 24-1 5
6. Bowdoin 22-2 6
7. Hope 24-1 7
8. Randolph-Macon 22-2 9
9. Messiah 23-2 10
10. Baldwin-Wallace 22-3 8
11. Capital 22-3 14
12. McMurry 23-2 13
13. Brandeis 18-4 12
14. Calvin 21-3 16
15. MUHLENBERG 23-2 17
16. Wheaton (Ill.) 20-4 11
17. Pacific Lutheran 21-3 18
18. Howard Payne 22-3 24
19. Simpson 21-4 23
20. Williams 21-4 19
21 Puget Sound 21-4 25
22. Hardin-Simmons 20-4 15
23. Maryville (Mo.) 20-4 rv
24. Moravian 20-5 rv
25. Bates 18-7 rv
which will be hosted by Ursinus (19-6, 15-3) next weekend. Johns Hopkins (17-7, 13-5) and Gettysburg (16-9, 12-6) round out the playoff field.

Muhlenberg, which is just 2-10 on the road this season, will be playing at one of its least-favorite venues. The Mules have lost 10 of their last 12 at Washington, including a 97-86 decision earlier this year. Their only wins in that span came by one point in 2002 and by two points in overtime in 2004. In the teams’ other meeting this year, Muhlenberg won at home, 81-56.

The Mule women (23-2, 16-2) claimed the outright CC regular-season championship when Johns Hopkins lost its finale to Franklin & Marshall on Sunday. Muhlenberg will host the semifinals and final at Memorial Hall on Feb. 25-26. The Mules, ranked 15th in the new D3hoops.com poll, play the winner of Wednesday’s first-round game between Gettysburg (15-10, 12-6) and McDaniel (18-7, 12-6) in the second semifinal on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 3:00. The first semifinal pairs Johns Hopkins (19-6, 15-3) with Dickinson (18-6, 14-4).

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students 13-18. Students with college identification from a participating school, as well as youths 12 and under, are admitted free of charge.

The winners of both CC playoff tournaments receive automatic bids to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

CC Playoff Schedule - Men
Wednesday, February 22
Muhlenberg at Washington, 7:00
Saturday, February 25 (at Ursinus)
Muhlenberg/Washington winner vs. Ursinus, 1:00
Gettysburg vs. Johns Hopkins, 3:00
Sunday, February 26 (at Ursinus)
semifinal winners, 2:00

CC Playoff Schedule - Women
Wednesday, February 22
Gettysburg at McDaniel, 7:00
Saturday, February 25 (at Muhlenberg)
Johns Hopkins vs. Dickinson, 1:00
Gettysburg/McDaniel winner vs. Muhlenberg, 3:00
Sunday, February 26 (at Muhlenberg)
semifinal winners, 2:00


Questions or comments? Send mail to falk@muhlenberg.edu
Last updated February 20, 2006