The College of Saint Rose announced Friday that it has been chosen as a co-host for next month’s NCAA Division II men’s basketball East Regional.
Saint Rose is hosting the regional in conjunction with Albany Capital Center and Times Union Center.
“The opportunity to host the NCAA men’s basketball Regional Championship is a testament to the well-deserved reputation of Saint Rose basketball and the past success of NCAA Championships held at the Albany Capital Center and the Times Union Center,” Saint Rose athletic director Lori Anctil said in a press release. “We are thrilled to be in a position to add to the rich tradition of elite level college basketball being played in the Capital Region.”
Regional quarterfinal games will begin Saturday, March 13, followed by the semifinals Sunday, March 14, and the regional championship Tuesday, March 16. Winners will advance to the NCAA Division II men’s basketball Elite Eight in Evansville, Indiana, on March 24-27.
“We were very pleased with the quantity and quality of the options the committee was able to select from under the circumstances,” Fran Reidy, Chair of the Division II Men’s Basketball Committee and Saint Leo athletic director, said in the press release. “We are confident that while predetermined sites are new for our regional format, that each host site has a history of successfully hosting NCAA events and that our basketball student-athletes will have a championship experience at each of the venues.”