Times and Pairings Set for Men's Basketball Sectional at F and M

March 10, 2009

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's basketball team will play their NCAA Division III Tournament sectional round games at the Mayser Center at Franklin and Marshall University this weekend. The Corsairs will play DeSales of Allentown, PA Friday evening, March 13th at 6 p.m. while the host Diplomats will play Salem State at 8 p.m. The championship game is tentatively scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Saturday evening, March 14th.

It will be the second consecutive road trip for the Corsairs. "Obviously, we would have preferred to play at home," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Brian Baptiste. "Since we have to go to Pennsylvania, I'm looking forward to the trip."

DeSales is 24-5, and advanced to the NCAAs after defeating Wilkes and Manhattanville in the Freedom Conference playoffs, which they hosted. They defeated St. Joseph's of Long Island in the first game of the NCAA Tournament at home last Thursday night, 86-78, then won at Ithaca last Saturday, 77-71.