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Men's Basketball Earns Program's First NCAA Tournament Appearance

The Dominican College men's basketball team has earned the program's first appearance in the NCAA East Regional Tournament as was announced by the NCAA last night. The Chargers have earned the fifth seed in the East Regional and will take on the fourth seed, the University of New Haven.

The regional will be hosted by #2 Saint Anselm College and all games will be played on the campus of #6 Southern New Hampshire University at the SNHU Fieldhouse.

Dominican earned the fifth seed after posting an overall record of 22-6 and a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) record of 15-3. DC won the CACC North Division Title and was the top seed in the north in the CACC Tournament. The Chargers fell to the top seed in the south, Philadelphia University, 71-68 in a CACC Semi-Final game.

The Chargers became the first team in the East Region to reach the 20-win plateau this season after topping Goldey-Beacom College, 89-69, on February 16th. DC also had a 10-game winning streak this season, which spanned late November through the middle of January. Dominican made appearances in all three East Regional Rankings this season in both the sixth and fifth spot.

DC will face New Haven on Saturday, March 16th at 8:30 pm in an NCAA East Region Quarter-Final matchup.

The other games will feature #3 Assumption College vs #6 Southern New Hampshire University, the Northeast-10 Tournament Champions, at 12pm, #7 University of Bridgeport, the East Coast Conference winner, vs #2 Saint Anselm College at 2:30 pm, #8 Bloomfield College, the CACC Tournament Champions vs #1 Franklin Pierce University at 6pm.

The Chargers have not faced the University of New Haven in the 2012-2013 season. DC owns wins over Franklin Pierce University, the University of Bridgeport and Bloomfield College, while suffering a loss to Assumption College.

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