The Middlebury men's basketball team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 68-66 win over Curry before a capacity crowd of 1,200 in Pepin Gym. The Panthers (23-3) will meet Cortland, an 85-59 winner over Elms, in a second-round game next Saturday with the site to be determined. Middlebury's Joey Kizel became the third Panther this season and the 19th all-time to surpass the 1,000-point mark, now owning 1,010 points as a junior. Peter Lynch led the Panthers with 17 points. Jake Wolfin had a game-high six assists and team-high nine rebounds.
Six Plattsburgh State players recorded at least 10 points as the Cardinals beat Husson, 84-63 at Memorial Hall on Saturday night in a first round NCAA D-3 men's basketball game. The Cardinals upped their overall mark to 20-8. That includes a 12-1 record in Memorial Hall.
Ezra Hodgson led the way for Plattsburgh State with a game-high 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting. Jordon Moody added 13 for the Cardinals who secured their fourth 20-win season in program history. Plattsburgh State travels to Amherst to face next Saturday to face off against the No. 2-ranked Lord Jeffs in the second round.
Courtesy: Middlebury and Plattsburgh Athletic Departments
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