Men and Women’s Basketball Teams—They’re Kind Of A Big Deal!

Men and women’s teams are UAA co-champions and champions (respectively) and both teams are also contenders for NCAA Division III titles!

Men’s Team

UAA (University Athletic Association) co-champion title: The 72-54 victory over the University of Rochester tied Emory with Rochester and Wash U as UAA co-champions (all three teams have 10-4 records in the UAA league)

Big news: The men’s team advanced to the NCAA Division III tournament for the first time since 1990.

1st round of NCAA tournament: The team beat Randolph College 77-56—hear from senior, Michael Friedberg, in his interview about the game: 

Spring Break plans have to be cancelled—the team is off to the 2nd round: On Saturday, March 9th, the men will play Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington (10 PM Eastern time). The game can be viewed via live webcast here.

What happens next: If Emory wins, they will play the winner of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor vs. Concordia Texas University game on March 16th. After that, the Eagles could advance to the quarterfinals in Salem, Virginia on March 22nd. Emory could even end up playing Rochester or Wash U at some point, as both teams are also advancing to the 2nd round in the tournament. For the Men’s NCAA Division III bracket, click here.

Women’s Team

First ever UAA title: The Eagles beat the Rochester YellowJackets 65-57, giving them a league record of 12-2 and an overall record of 22-3! Even more exciting…the 22 wins establish an Emory record for most victories in a season.

Automatic bid to first round of NCAA Division III tournament: And they won! The 72-56 victory was played at home on March 1st against Whitworth University.

2nd round: The very next day, March 2nd, the women played at home against Huntingdon College and beat them 88-62!

3rd round: On Friday, March 8th, the team will play Whitman College (from Washington) at Williams College in Massachusetts. The game can be watched live via webcast here.

Then what?: If Emory wins, they will play the winner of the Williams College vs. Ithaca College game on March 9th in the quarterfinals. The Eagles may still have the chance to play Wash U, their UAA rival that is still in the tournament. For the Women’s NCAA Division III bracket, click here.