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CCRI Knights to face MCC-Penn Valley at Nationals!


Basketball Team CCRI Men's Basketball Team 2012

 The No.4 ranked (NJCAA DII poll) CCRI Knights men’s basketball team defeated Lackawanna College from Scranton, PA on Saturday March 10th to qualify them for the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Danville, IL March 20th-24th.  The Knights defeated the Falcons 97-63.  With the victory the Knights return to the Nationals for the 12th time. The last time they made it to Danville was in 2007, also under Head Coach Rick Harris.  In addition, with the victory the Knights improve on the program-best record to 28-4 on the season.   
The Knights will play MCC-Penn Valley from Kansas City, MO (16-16) Tuesday March 20th at 3:00pm.  Penn Valley the Region XVI Champion upended No.15 ranked St. Louis Community College in the Region XVI championship 87-75 to earn a berth to the nationals. If the Knights win their first game they will face the winner of the Erie Community College vs. Baltimore City Community College Wednesday March 21st at 8:00pm. If they lose they would move to the consolation bracket and play Thursday morning at 9:00am versus that game’s loser.      
District 1 (Regions 1): South Mountain Community College, Ariz. (25-7)
District 2 (Region 2,5,6): Johnson County Community College, Kan. (15-18)
District 3 (Region 3): Erie Community College, N.Y. (24-4)
District 4 (Region 4A): South Suburban College, Ill. (30-3)
District 5 (Region 4B): Moraine Valley Community College, Ill. (26-7)
District 6 (Regions 9,13): Bismarck State College, N.D. (22-11)
District 7 (Region 11): Iowa Central Community College (26-9)
District 8 (Region 12A):Grand Rapids Community College, Mich. (21-9)
District 9 (Region 12B): Mott Community College, Mich. (31-1)
District 10 (Region 12C): Lakeland Community College, Ohio (25-7)
District 11 (Regions 15,19,21): CC of Rhode Island (28-4)
District 12 (Region 16): MCC-Penn Valley, Mo. (16-16)
District 13 (Region 24A): Rend Lake College, Ill. (17-14)
District 14 (Region 24B): Danville Area Community College, Ill. (19-13)
District 15 (Regions 8,10): Louisburg College, N.C. (27-5)
District 16 (Region 20): Baltimore City Community College, Md. (23-10)
The NJCAA DII Men's Basketball committee met Monday night to determine the seeding.  The results of the tournament seeding are:
South Suburban
Rhode Island
South Mountain
Moraine Valley
TOP POD (in alphabetical order):
Baltimore City
Bismarck State
Iowa Central
Johnson County
BOTTOM POD (in alphabetical order):
Grand Rapids
Penn Valley
Rend Lake
After we determined the seeding, we did a blind draw to determine the match-ups (listed below).  Please note that we had to adjust the bracket to accommodate for Danville (the tournament host school) to play the last game of the day on Tuesday.
9:00am - Moraine Valley vs. Johnson County
11:00am - South Suburban vs. Rend Lake
1:00pm - Erie vs. Baltimore City
3:00pm - Rhode Island vs. Penn Valley
6:30pm - Louisburg vs. Iowa Central
8:30pm - Mott vs. Danville
11:00am - Lakeland vs. Bismarck State
1:00pm - South Mountain vs. Grand Rapids
For more information about the tournament including schedules and Tournament brackets please visit the NJCAA Men’s Basketball division II Tournament site:

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