By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Cabrini College men’s basketball team finds itself in a familiar position – still playing in March and getting ready for another game in the Division III NCAA Tournament.
The Cavaliers have advanced to the second round and this week they will travel to Delaware, Ohio, to play Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday night.
Cabrini went on the road in the first round, outlasting #16 Hampden-Sydney College down in Virginia, 80-78. Head coach Marcus Kahn talks about what he took out of that performance.
“That we can go win tough games in a tough environment on the road.” Kahn tells KYW Newsradio. “We can travel a great distance and still win games against good teams. We’re going to need to be able to do that again this weekend and if we advance, probably have to do it the following weekend, throughout the tournament. I think that’s the biggest thing (taken out of the victory) is that we can win in a hostile environment and beat a very good team on their own floor.”
Ohio Wesleyan, in addition to having one of the best nicknames in all of the land in the “Battling Bishops”, brings a 23-5 record into Saturday’s game. They are the champions of the North Coast Athletic Conference and they beat St. Vincent in the first round of the tournament, 84-75.
“They’re very good,” Kahn says. “Very similar to us, got some big guys. They’re a little bit bigger, a little bit stronger. I think we’re going to be a little bit quicker, same way it was this past weekend. Run very similar styles of play, so it’s going to be a good game that we’re looking forward to playing.”