WINTHROP, Mass. - Albertus Magnus College has finished out the regular season with a 16-2 league mark to cement the No. 1 seed in next week's 2017 GNAC Men's Basketball Tournament. After winning four straight league crowns from 2012-15, the Falcons fell to Johnson & Wales University in last year's title game. The quest to get back to the top and earn the GNAC's NCAA Tournament automatic bid begins Tuesday evening (7:00 PM) when Albertus hosts eighth-seeded Anna Maria College.
In other Tuesday quarterfinal action, No. 2 JWU hosts Suffolk University at 7:30 PM, third-seeded Lasell College welcomes Emmanuel College at 7:00 PM, and fourth-seeded Mount Ida College will get set for Saint Joseph's College of Maine (7:00 PM).
Thursday's semifinals and next Saturday's championship contest will take place at the highest remaining seeds.
Quarterfinals - Tuesday, February 21
Game 1: #8 Anna Maria at #1 Albertus Magnus - 7:00 PM
Game 2: #5 Saint Joseph's of Maine at #4 Mount Ida - 7:00 PM
Game 3: #6 Emmanuel at #3 Lasell - 7:00 PM
Game 4: #7 Suffolk at #2 Johnson & Wales - 7:30 PM
Semifinals - Thursday, February 23
Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner
Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner
Final - Saturday, February 25
Game 7: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.