Emmitsburg, Md. (March 12, 2017) – The Northeast Conference Champion Mount St. Mary's men's basketball team was announced as a No. 16 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament, and will face another 16-seed, New Orleans, in a First Four round on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:40 p.m. in Dayton, Ohio.
Playing in the East Region, a win in the First Round would propel the Mount into a Second Round matchup with No. 1 overall seed Villanova on Thursday, March 16 in Buffalo.
This is the Mount's fifth appearance in the NCAA Tournament, joining teams from 1995, 1999, 2008 and 2014. The Mountaineers have been a No. 16 seed in each of their five trips to the Big Dance.
Mount St. Mary's earned an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament by defeating Saint Francis U, 71-61, in the Northeast Conference Championship game this past Tuesday at Knott Arena. The Mountaineers also claimed the regular season title with a 14-4 mark in league play.
Tickets will be available through the Mount St. Mary's Ticket Office beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 13. The ticket office can be reached at 301-447-5700. Tickets are $65.00 apiece. Limited tickets available.