Men's Basketball

2016-17 Record: 23-5; GNAC 16-2 / NCAA Tournament: 6 appearances / GNAC Titles: 7 (1999, 2010,'12, '13, '14, '15, '17)

Men's Basketball NCAA Tournament Preview: First Round (Rochester (N.Y.))

Men's Basketball NCAA Tournament Preview: First Round (Rochester (N.Y.))

2017 DIVISION III MEN'S BASKETBALL
NCAA TOURNAMENT

FIRST ROUND - Friday March 3th
Wesleyan vs. Union (NY) - 5:30 PM
Rochester vs. Albertus Magnus - 7:30 PM

SECOND ROUND - Saturday March 4th
Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 - 7 PM

LINKS: LIVE STATS | LIVE VIDEO | LIVE AUDIO (UR game(s) only)
LINKS: NCAA.com | BRACKET | D3HOOPS.COM

SPECTATOR INFORMATION
Tickets  (Seating area open 1 hour prior to game start)
Adults - $10 (includes admission to both games on Friday) (separate charge for Saturday's game)
Children/Seniors/Military/Students with ID - $5
Children 4 and under – Free

Parking
FRIDAY - Stop at parking booth on Wilson Boulevard to purchase a day parking pass.
SATURDAY - Free parking

Directions - LINK
Louis Alexander Palestra (name of gym)
within the Robert B. Goergen Athletic Center
Rochester, NY 14611

SCOUTING ALBERTUS MAGNUS
LINKS: ROSTER | STATS | SCHEDULE/RESULTS

  • The Falcons boast one of the high-scoring teams in Division III as the team averages 89 points a game and are ranked 12th in scoring average. 
  • Albertus Magnus defeated Lasell College in the title game of the GNAC playoffs, 101-83, to secure the bid. 
  • Albertus Magnus has topped 100 points in a game five times this year (the Falcons are 23-4) with a high point total of 112 vs. Newbury College.
  • This is the Falcons sixth trip to the NCAA Tournament and enters the first round on a nine-game winning streal.

SCOUTING ROCHESTER (N.Y.)
LINKS: ROSTER | STATS | SCHEDULE/RESULTS

  • Rochester finished the regular season at 21-4, 10-4 in the University Athletic Association. 
  • The Yellowjackets lost their season finale, 63-62, to Emory University.
  • This is Rochester's 19th appearance in the NCAA basketball playoffs, its 15th such appearance in the Division III tournament. 
  • It is Rochester's third appearance in the NCAA playoffs in the last seven years. 
  • Rochester heads into the tournament averaging 80.1 ppg. 

SCOUTING WESLEYAN
LINKS: ROSTER | STATS | SCHEDULE/RESULTS

  • The Cardinals, who boast a 19-6 overall record and spent most of the season ranked in the D3hoops.com Top 25 poll, return to the national postseason tournament after a year removed.
  • It is also just the second time ever that Wesleyan has qualified for the NCAA Championships.
  • The team's impressive 2016-17 regular-season featured three wins over top-10 programs; No. 4 Marietta (81-65), No. 5 Amherst (73-59) and No. 8 Amherst (73-72, OT). 
  • The Cardinals also finished 6-4 in the NESCAC to earn the No. 4 seed in the conference tournament.

SCOUTING UNION
LINKS: ROSTER | STATS | SCHEDULE/RESULTS

  • This is Union's fourth appearance all-time in the tournament, as the Dutchmen also competed in the NCAA's in 2004-05, 2001-02 and 1982-83.
  • Union enters the NCAA Tournament with a record of 16-10.
  • The Dutchmen are first in the Liberty League in turnover margin (1.58), three pointers made (9.0) and rebounding (39.2, tied with RIT).
  • Union is the champion of the Liberty League (Pool A) as the Dutchmen defeated Hobart College in the Liberty League title game last Saturday. 

SIDENOTES

  • Albertus Magnus and the University of Rochester (N.Y.) has not played one another.
  • Albertus Magnus and Union have not played one another.
  • Wesleyan holds a 19-4 lead over Albertus Magnus in the all-time series.