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FINAL FOUR CENTRAL - Springfield College Headed To NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship Weekend

FINAL FOUR CENTRAL - Springfield College Headed To NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship Weekend


For the first time in program history, the Springfield College men's basketball team has earned a spot in the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship Final Four at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va.  Springfield captured the sectional title with a 74-62 win at Swarthmore on Saturday evening.

Friday, March 16 | National Semifinals
Ramapo (25-6) vs. Wisconsin-Oshkosh (24-7), 5 p.m.
Springfield (22-8) vs. Nebraska Wesleyan (28-3), 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 17
National Championship Game, 6:07 p.m. (CBS Sports Network -- Announcers: Brad Johansen & Mo Cassara)

A social for Springfield College alumni and parents will take place on Friday evening, March 16, prior to the start of the Pride's appearance in the national semifinals.  The event will take place in the Community Room inside the Salem Civic Center, beginning at 6:00 p.m. You will need to purchase tickets at the game to gain access into the Civic Center and the social - Reserve tickets and register for the free social here.

Friday, March 16:  Semifinals at 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 17:  NABC Reese's All Star Game at 3:30pm, AND Championship at 6:00 pm

2-Day Ticket Packages:
2-Day Adult - $25.00
2-Day Student / Senior (62+) / Military ID - $12.50

Single Day Tickets:
Single Day Adult - $15.00
Single Day Student / Senior (62+) / Military ID - $7.50

Rooms has been set aside for Springfield parents, fans, and alumni at The Hyatt Place in Roanoke.  Please contact Robin Sampson at (540) 366-4700 and request the "Springfield College" block of rooms to book your stay at Springfield's headquarters!  A full list of area hotels can be found here.

This will be the 87th NCAA Championship hosted by the City of Salem, including both Division II and III, since 1993 and will be the 71st NCAA Division III Championship co-hosted by the ODAC and the City of Salem since 1993.  Additionally, this will be the 22nd time the Division III men's basketball trophy will be handed out in Salem, and the the final season of 23 straight years that Salem has hosted at least the semifinals, as in 2013, Salem hosted the quarterfinals and semifinals before the final was played in Atlanta along with the Division I and II title games.

If you are unable to make it to Salem to support the Pride, you can watch Friday's game at Saturday's game will be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network. Additional content and an inside look on the Pride's journey will be available on TwitterFacebook and Instagram for coverage throughout the week.