February 25, 2013

We're Dancing! Tigers to Host Cabrini on March 2

INDIANAPOLIS, IN-For the 14th time in school history and first since 2007, the Hampden-Sydney Tigers have earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers, who received an at large bid courtesy a 23-4 record and a second place regional ranking heading into the final week of play, will host Cabrini College on Saturday, March 2. Exact details on Saturday's game will be announced soon.

The Tigers have a storied history and success in the postseason with a 19-14 record, a 2003 final four appearance, and a championship game appearance in 1999. The last time Hampden-Sydney went dancing, the Tigers advanced to the second round in 2007, defeating Hood College 68-65 before falling to national runner-up Virginia Wesleyan 61-51.

In Fleet Gymnasium, the Tigers boast an 8-2 tournament record since 1997 and their last home post season game was a 74-71 win over Elizabethtown in 2004.

The Cabrini Cavaliers, located in Radnor, Pennsylvania, stand at 22-5 and won their fourth consecutive Colonial States Athletic Conference defeating Keystone College 90-74. The Cavaliers also had an incredibly successful 2011-12 campaign, reaching the national championship game, falling to UW-Whitewater.    

The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is incredibly well represented in this year's tournament, and for the second time in conference history boasts four teams in the field with Virginia Wesleyan, Randolph-Macon, and Randolph each receiving bids as well.

Please stay tuned for more information on Saturday's match up including ticket information. The entire bracket can be seen here.