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Pairings announced for 2010 USCAA National Basketball Championships

2/25/2010 —

Penn State Fayette, the Eberly Campus will open up play in the 2010 United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Basketball Championships with a women’s and men’s doubleheader on March 3. The Lady Roaring Lions will battle Rochester College from Rochester Hills, Mich., at 6 p.m., while the men face World Harvest Bible College of Columbus, Ohio, at 8 p.m.

Pairings were announced from the USCAA National Office in Newport News, Va. A total of seven Penn State commonwealth campus teams received bids to the tournament.

Talladega received the top seed in Men’s Division I, followed by Rochester (2), Southern Virginia (3) and Oakwood (4).

Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference men’s champion Penn State Beaver received the number two seed in Men’s Division II and will face the winner of the Penn State Fayette/World Harvest winner on March 3 at 10 p.m.  Also in Men’s Division II, Penn State DuBois (4) opens play on March 3 at 10 a.m. when it faces New Hampshire Institute of Technology.  Penn State Wilkes-Barre (9) will play the University of Maine Augusta at 8 a.m.

The top seeds in Men’s Division II are Williamson (1), Penn State Beaver (2), Central Maine Community College (3) and Penn State DuBois (4).

In addition to Penn State Fayette, the PSUAC champion Penn State Beaver Lady Lions also received a bid to the tournament and is seeded first. The Beaver Lady Lions open play on March 4 at 4 p.m. against the Cincinnati-Clermont/St. Joe’s winner. Also in the Women’s Division, Penn State Brandywine (10) will play Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (7) at 2 p.m., March 3.

In the women’s division, tops seeds are Penn State Beaver (1), Talladega (2), Robert Morris Springfield (3) and Spalding (4).

Admission for the tournament is $7 per day for persons 14 years of age or older. Admission is free for children and all Penn State Fayette students. Tickets are available at the door.

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