Rhode Island College Men’s, Women’s Basketball Sweep Conference Championships
Rhode Island College Press Releases
ANCHORMEN TAKE DOWN TOP-SEEDED EASTERN CONNECTICUT TO WIN LITTLE EAST CHAMPIONSHIP
Willimantic, Conn.- Junior forward Chris Burton (New Rochelle, NY) was named the Most Outstanding Player as second-seeded Rhode Island College upset top-seeded Eastern Connecticut, 70-61, in the Championship Game of the 2014 Little East Conference Men's Basketball Tournament at Geissler Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon.
With the win over host Eastern Connecticut, Rhode Island College (20-8) will advance to the NCAA Div. III Men's Basketball Tournament for the eighth consecutive season. It marks the second straight season and the sixth time (2014, ‘13 '11, '10, '08, '07) in the program's history that the Anchormen have clinched the Little East Conference Tournament Championship.
With the Rhode Island College women's basketball team also cutting down the nets on Saturday, it marks only the second time in league history that a single institution has won both the Little East Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament Championship (Eastern Connecticut, 1992) in the same season. It also marks just the second time in Rhode Island College history that both the Anchormen and Anchorwomen will be competing in the NCAA Tournament at the same time.
ANCHORWOMEN WIN LITTLE EAST TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP IN, 64-59, VICTORY OVER USM
Providence, R.I.- Sophomore forward Vandell Andrade (Providence, RI) poured in 19 points and was named the Most Outstanding Player as top-seeded Rhode Island College defeated second-seeded Southern Maine, 64-59, in the Championship Game of the 2014 Little East Conference Women's Basketball Tournament on Saturday afternoon at The Murray Center.
Rhode Island College (20-8) will advance to the NCAA Div. III Women's Basketball Tournament for the fourth time in program history and the second time in the last three years. The Anchorwomen will find out their opponent and where they will play when the NCAA announces the 64-team tournament field on Monday, March 3.