Men’s Basketball Team Advances to NCAA Atlantic Region Semifinals

Posted on 3/13/2011 12:05:17 AM
Julian Sanders prepares to shoot during IUP's game against West Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday, March 12, 2011, in the NCAA Atlantic Region tournament. (Photo courtesy of IUP Athletics)

The men’s basketball team advanced to the NCAA Atlantic Region semifinals after defeating West Virginia Wesleyan 66-59 in the tournament’s opening round Saturday, March 12, 2011.

Next, the Crimson Hawks will face Bowie State on Sunday, March 13, at 5:00 p.m. Bowie State defeated Mansfield 79-59 in its quarterfinal Saturday.

The Atlantic Region tournament is being held in West Liberty, W.Va., but IUP games are being aired online at and on IUP-TV (Comcast Channel 6).

Winners of Sunday’s semifinals will face off for the Atlantic Region championship on Tuesday, March 15, at 7:00 p.m.

On Saturday, Julian Sanders led the Crimson Hawks with 17 points, followed by Darryl Webb with 14 points and 15 rebounds, and Ashton Smith with 12 points and five assists.

Find more news and the latest sports updates on the IUP Athletics website: IUP Advances to Atlantic Regional Semifinals after Holding Off West Virginia Wesleyan Comeback Attempt.