By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Once again, the Cabrini College men’s basketball team is off and running.
The Cavaliers have started the 2013-14 season 7-0, and it is safe to say that the program should really now be considered one of the elites on a national level.
Two seasons ago, Cabrini, located in Radnor, PA, advanced to the Division III national championship game, losing by three points to Wisconsin-Whitewater in the final. Last season, the Cavaliers advanced to the “Elite 8” of the NCAA Tournament, picking up all three of their wins on the road against nationally ranked opponents. Throw in a “Sweet 16” appearance in 2011, and the Cavaliers have won 10 games in the last three NCAA tournaments.
Their success so far this season has them ranked #6 in the country.
“We’re off to a really good start,” Cabrini head coach Marcus Kahn tells KYW Newsradio. “It’s a little bit better than what maybe I had expected just because of the challenging schedule that we put in place this year. I think we’ve challenged ourselves a lot more with our scheduling, playing a couple ranked teams early on. We opened up with Eastern, which is probably our biggest rivalry game. It was our first game. Then our second game of the year was down in Maryland to play the #10 team in the country (St. Mary’s College) at the time. So we certainly haven’t taken the easy way to a 7-0 record, but I’m very proud of what our guys are doing and how hard they’ve been working.”