By Matt Noonan
Due to popular demand via Twitter on Thursday afternoon, I’ve decided to provide my final predictions for the GNAC and LEC conferences.
Here is my “two-cents” on which basketball squads will receive automatic bids to the upcoming NCAA March Madness Division III tournament.
GNAC – Albertus Magnus is having a great season, and has only lost one contest this this year to Medgar Evers. However, since that particular clash on December 6, the Falcons have flown past their opponents, and currently reside in first place. Should we expect them to cut down the nets in their home gymnasium in two weeks? Well, according to a source, they’d say, “yes!” Prediction – Albertus Magnus
LEC – At the moment, Keene State is the clear favorite to scoop up the tournament trophy in late February, but I’m not counting out Western Connecticuit or Eastern Connecticuit, who could certainly provide some issues for the Owls. Both Keene State and West Connecticuit have won 18 games this season, and is possibly a perfect match for the tournament title. Prediction – Western Connecticuit
GNAC – This particular conference race will come down to three teams, Emmanuel College, St. Josephs (Maine) and Rivier. Also, it’s possible that Suffolk University could contend for the tournament crown too. Although, three losses in conference play could certainly derail the Rams chances of GNAC glory. Prediction – Rivier College
LEC – Rhode Island College has been unstoppable this season. Their 20-2 record isn’t a fluke, and currently they’re riding a 17-game winning streak, too. Can they be stopped? We’ll find out! Prediction – Rhode Island College