By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A pair of area college basketball squads are preparing for first-round match-ups in the Division III NCAA Tournament.
Both Cabrini College and Delaware Valley College will be on the road to start things off. Cabrini will visit Hampden-Sydney College on Saturday night at the same time Del Val will tip-off with Virginia Wesleyan.
The Cavaliers bring a 22-5 mark into the tourney and they earned an automatic bid after winning the Colonial States Athletic Conference for a fourth straight season. Despite that impressive ledger and the fact that they made it all the way to the National Championship game last season, the Cavs were sent on the road to start things off this time around.
“I’m a little surprised by that,” Cabrini head coach Marcus Kahn tells KYW Newsradio. “We were hoping to host. We’ve done a fantastic job, here with our administration, hosting the first two rounds the last two years. I was thinking winning our conference, having some other teams get knocked off and not even make it to their conference finals, that would give us an opportunity to at least host.”