February 27, 2006


RIC Menís Basketball Selected For ECAC Tournament
Anchormen Host Coast Guard on Wednesday Night


Providence, RI--Head Coach Bob Walshís team has been selected to compete in the upcoming Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Div. III New England Menís Basketball Tournament. RIC is the fourth seed and will host fifth-seeded Coast Guard in first round action on Wednesday, Mar. 1 at 7 p.m. The Championship Round will be played on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 3-4. This is the second consecutive year the Anchormen have been selected to participate in this tournament. RIC lost in the Championship Game to Wheaton in 2005.


ECAC Div. III New England Menís Basketball Tournament seeds: 1. Keene State 2. M.I.T. 3. Emmanuel 4. Rhode Island College 5. Coast Guard 6. Wheaton 7. Plymouth State 8. Colby-Sawyer.


The team is 17-9 overall and was 9-5 in the Little East Conference during the regular season. RIC has already played Coast Guard once this season, downing the Bears, 82-70, on Jan. 30.


In the Little East Conference Menís Basketball Tournament, the third-seeded Anchormen defeated sixth-seeded Western Connecticut at home, 63-58, in the first round. RIC lost in the Semi-Finals of the Tournament to second-seeded UMass Boston, 76-70. The game was hosted by top-seeded Keene State, who fell to UMass Boston in the title contest.