Johns Hopkins to Face Richard Stockton in NCAA First Round
Feb. 28, 2011
BALTIMORE, MD - The Johns Hopkins women's basketball team will make its ninth appearance in the NCAA Tournament this weekend as the Blue Jays secured an at-large bid into the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Christopher Newport will host a four-team regional that includes Johns Hopkins, Richard Stockton and York (PA). This marks the first NCAA Tournament appearance for JHU since the 2003-04 season.
Hopkins will face off against Richard Stockton on Friday, March 4 at 5:30 pm, while Christopher Newport will take on York (PA) at 7:30 pm in the other first round matchup. The two winners will meet on Saturday, March 5 at 5 pm to determine who advances to the NCAA Sweet 16.
The Blue Jays earned an at-large bid into the tournament after a 72-61 loss to Muhlenberg in the Centennial Conference championship on Sunday. Hopkins (21-5) and Richard Stockton (19-7) will meet for the first time ever on Friday. The Ospreys received an at-large berth after a third-place regular season finish in the New Jersey Athletic Conference and will be making their fifth NCAA Tournament appearance in school history. Stockton is 2-4 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.
Christopher Newport is currently ranked 12th in the nation and will serve as a first and second round host for the second year in a row. The Captains (25-3) won the USA South Championship for the third straight season and will play York (16-12), who earned the Capital Athletic Conference's automatic bid with a victory over Wesley last Saturday.
Live stats and live video will be provided free of charge and can be accessed via the links below.
Johns Hopkins vs. Richard Stockton - Friday, March 4 at 5:30 pm
Christopher Newport vs. York (PA) - Friday, March 5 at 7:30 pm
For more information about this weekend's games, visit Tournament Central.