Saint Joseph's only Maine team playing Div. III post-season basketball

7 p.m. game, Wednesday, February 28
Saint Joseph's College vs. Roger Williams University,
Alfond Center, Saint Joseph's College, Standish

For the first time ever, Saint Joseph's College has been invited to play post-season in the ECAC Tournament and The Monks are the #2 seed among eight teams. A win on Wednesday night advances St. Joe's to Friday's semifinal game.

The Monks (20-7) will play host to seventh-seed Roger Williams University (15-10, 10-6) in a first-round match up scheduled for Wednesday, February 28 at 7pm in the Alfond Center on the campus of Saint Joseph's College.

St. Joe's holds a 5-2 advantage in previous meetings and both teams were 2-0 this season against University of New England and Maine Fort Kent.

The other first round games are #8 Castleton State at #1 Western New England , #6 Curry at #3 Emerson and #5 Lasell at #4 Endicott.

The first-round winners will advance to the semifinals which will be at the highest remaining seeds on Friday, March 2. The winner of Western New England/Castleton will face the winner of Endicott/Lasell and the winner of Saint Joseph's College/Roger Williams will face the winner of Emerson/Curry. The semi-final winners will meet at the highest remaining seed on Saturday, March 3 for the championship.

February 27, 2007 Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail cdaniels@sjcme.edu