Johns Hopkins to Travel to Tufts for NCAA Basketball Tournament
Feb. 27, 2012
BALTIMORE, MD – The 25th-ranked Johns Hopkins women’s basketball team learned on Monday afternoon that its season will continue when the NCAA Division III Tournament field was announced. Hopkins will travel to Tufts University for the first and second rounds and will face the University of New England on Friday, March 2. The Blue Jays earned an at-large bid to the tournament after going 23-4 and finishing as the Centennial Conference regular season champions.
Hopkins is making its 10th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and second consecutive. The Blue Jays are 12-9 all-time in the tournament and have made three Sweet 16 appearances. Hopkins and the University of New England will meet for the first time on the hardwood. The Nor’easters (22-5) made it into the field of 64 with an at-large bid after falling in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) semifinals. UNE finished atop the CCC standings with a 16-2 league record and is making its second NCAA Tournament appearance in the last three seasons. The winner of the Johns Hopkins/University of New England game will advance to the face the winner of host Tufts and Misericordia.
Misericordia is making its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance after winning the Freedom Conference Championship with a 64-54 win over King’s (PA) in the title game. The Cougars went 17-10 on the season and were the second seed in the conference tournament. Host Tufts earned an at-large bid to the field after falling to top-ranked Amherst in the championship game of the NESCAC. The Jumbos are 21-6 entering the NCAA Tournament and are making their fourth appearance in the last five years. Hopkins has never faced Misericordia or Tufts in women’s basketball.
First round games are scheduled for Friday, March 2 at Tufts University, located in Medford, MA. More details, including game times and ticket prices, will be announced on Tuesday, February 28. Stay tuned to HopkinsSports.com for more information on the Blue Jays’ postseason plans.
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