Local college’s compete in national basketball tournaments

The Commonwealth’s college basketball programs are getting ready to showcase their skills on a national stage and one local team already took home some hardware.

Christendom College’s women’s basketball team won the USCAA Division II National Championship last week.

The Crusaders set a school record for wins and won their Conference Championship before upsetting the 1, 2, and 3 seeds in the National Tournament.

James Madison and Longwood won their conference tournaments to earn a spot in the Men’s NCAA Division I Tournament.

Both teams will compete in Brooklyn for the South Region with the Dukes as a 12 seed taking on Wisconsin and the 16 seeded Lancers will take on Houston.

UVA will play in the First Four against Colorado State Tuesday night.

For the women’s bracket Virginia Tech earned a 4 seed and will take on Marshall and West Virginia drew the 8 seed matched up with Princeton.

The entire men’s NCAA basketball tournament will air on Fox Sports Radio 1450 with the Final Four and National Championship on The River 95.3.

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