RIC Men Will Travel

ANCHORMEN SET TO BATTLE SALEM
STATE IN NCAA TOURNAMENT

Providence,
R.I.—The Rhode Island College men's basketball team will make the trek to Staten
Island, N.Y. to battle Salem State in first round action of the 2012 NCAA Div.
III Men's Basketball Tournament on Friday, March 2.

RIC (22-6) is
making its sixth consecutive trip to the Big Dance and will face the Vikings
(20-7), who captured both the MASCAC Regular Season and Tournament
Championships.

Staten Island (24-4), which won the CUNYAC Regular
Season and Tournament Championship, will battle Ithaca (14-13), which won the
Empire 8 Conference Tournament title, in the other first round
match.

Rhode Island College is one of five teams in the nation
(Hope, Whitworth, Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Wooster) to play in the NCAA
Tournament in each of the past six seasons.

The Anchormen are 8-5
in NCAA Tournament action under Head Coach Bob Walsh, reaching the Elite Eight
in 2007 and the Sweet 16 in both 2011 and 2010.

The Anchormen
finished the regular season with a 10-4 record and three-way tie for second
place in the Little East Conference. The Anchormen reached the 2012 Little East
Conference Tournament Championship Game for the sixth consecutive season and
fell to top-seeded Eastern Connecticut, 82-60, on Saturday, Feb. 25.