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Support the Hawks in the America East Tournament!
The University of Hartford men’s and women’s basketball teams need your support this weekend, as they play for the 2010 America East Championship and a trip to the NCAA tournament!
The 2010 America East Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship presented by Newman’s Own will take place all weekend at Chase Arena in the Reich Family Pavilion (Sports Center).
At any session in which one of the Hartford teams plays, the first 400 University of Hartford students (with valid ID) can get in for FREE, courtesy of President Walter Harrison and Vice President for Student Affairs Lee Peters. Tickets for University of Hartford students will be given out at the information booth near the Fan Fest tent at the northwest corner of the Sports Center.
Hartford Women to Play New Hampshire on Friday Night
The Hartford women will begin their quest for a fifth America East Championship on Friday (March 5) at Chase Arena, with a 6 p.m. matchup against the New Hampshire Wildcats in the tournament quarterfinals. Ninth-seeded New Hampshire advanced through the first round of the tournament on Thursday night, defeating Maine 65-50.
If the top-seeded Hartford women win the quarterfinal game and advance to the semifinals, they would play on Sunday, March 7, at approximately 1:30 p.m. at Chase Arena. The women’s championship game will take place on Saturday, March 13, at 8 p.m., at the home of the highest remaining seed.
All games in which the Hartford women play can be heard live on WWUH radio (91.3 FM or www.wwuh.org).
See the bracket for the America East women's tournament.
The Hawks enter Friday’s game looking for their 19th-straight victory, after closing out the regular season conference schedule undefeated for the first time in school history and just the sixth time in the history of the America East. The Hartford women (25-3), who won the 2009-10 America East regular season championship, are ranked as the #21 women’s basketball team in the country in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll and the #23 team in the country in the latest Associated Press Poll.
Hartford Men to Play BU on Saturday
Meanwhile, the fifth-seeded Hartford men are scheduled to play No. 4 Boston University in the quarterfinal round of the men's tournament on Saturday, March 6, at approximately 2:15 p.m. at Chase Arena. If they win that game and advance to the semifinals, they would play on Sunday, March 7, at 5 p.m. at Chase Arena. The men’s championship game will take place on Saturday, March 13, at noon, at the home of the highest remaining seed.
All games in which the Hartford men play can be heard live on WDRC radio (1360 AM).
See the bracket for the America East men's tournament.