The Gettysburg College men’s basketball team, led by Dan Capkin ’05, will make the trek back to Collegeville to face No. 16-ranked Ursinus in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Friday at 8 p.m. Ursinus will host a four-team sectional, with Coast Guard and No. 13-ranked Rochester meeting in the other Sweet 16 game at 6 p.m. on Friday. The two winners will meet in the Elite Eight back at Ursinus on Saturday at 7 p.m., and the sectional winner will advance to the Final Four to be held in Salem, Va., March 21-22. Gettysburg and Ursinus have already met three times this season, with the Bears (27-2) winning all three meetings, including an 85-78 victory in the Centennial Conference championship game on March 2.
The Bullets (24-4) earned the trip to Ursinus thanks to two thrilling victories at home last weekend. On Friday night, Capkin scored 30 points to help lead the Gettysburg to a first-ever NCAA tournament victory, a 95-87 shoot-out against Salem State. Capkin scored 16 points in the Bullets’ 66-65 last-second victory over Elms on Saturday; teammate Corey Dorsey hit three three-pointers with less than 15 seconds to play, including a game-winner at the buzzer.
For more coverage of Gettysburg’s NCAA run, visit the following links:
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