By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – For a fifth straight season, the Cabrini College men’s basketball team is headed to the Division III NCAA Tournament.
The Cavaliers were ranked as high as #2 in the country this season and are currently the #6 team in the land thanks to a 25-1 record. Now they were headed to the tournament regardless of what happened in their conference tournament, but they earned an automatic bid after winning the Colonial States Athletic Conference title.
“It’s always great to see your name come up (during the selection show),” Cabrini head coach Marcus Kahn tells KYW Newsradio. “We got the automatic bid, so we knew our name was going to show up on the board, just weren’t sure when. So when you do see it, it’s exciting. Then you have the little hashtag next to it, meaning that you’re hosting, that gives a whole extra level of excitement to the team.”
The Cavaliers will be the host team for their four-team pod, opening play against Bridgewater State on Friday night. The Cavaliers have had a ton of success in the tournament under Kahn. They advanced to the National Championship game in 2012. Last season, they made it to the Elite 8, a run they put together by winning three straight games on the road. So getting the chance to host this year is big.