February 27, 2012

CUA selected for ECAC Tournament, will host Griffins on Wed.

WASHINGTON – The Cardinals have learned that they will host Gwynedd-Mercy on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the ECAC Tournament.  CUA is 17-8 on the season, and has not played since downing Goucher 84-51 on February 18.

CUA has enjoyed playing at home this season, posting a 10-4 record, including 6-1 vs. non-conference foes. 

Steve Limberiou is the Cardinals top scorer, averaging 13.9 points per contest, with All-Landmark Conference selection Shawn Holmes next in line at 13.5 per game.  Chris Kearney adds 10.5 points per game and also paces the team in rebounding (6.5).

This marks the fourth consecutive year in which CUA will play in the ECAC Tournament.  The Cardinals have won at least one game in two of the previous three tournaments, including last season when they advanced to the championship.

The Griffins enter Wednesday's game with a record of 17-9, which includes a 12-6 mark in the Colonial States Athletic Conference.  Dan DelConte leads the team in scoring at 20.2 points per game, while Brandyn Wims (12.1) and Frank Champion (10.2) join him in double figures.

The third-seeded Cardinals and sixth-seeded Griffins have not faced any common opponents this season.

Wednesday's game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip.

The other first round matchups are No. 8 Penn State-Behrend at No. 1 Juniata, No. 7 DeSales at No. 2 La Roche, and No. 5 Wilkes at No. 4 Alvernia.  The top remaining seed following the quarterfinal round will host the semifinal and final rounds, on March 3 and 4.

For more information on the tournament, click here.

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