CNU men and women’s basketball teams headed to NCAA tournament

NEWPORT NEWS (WAVY) – A great season for Christopher Newport University basketball continued on Monday when both the men’s and women’s team found out they would have a chance to play for a national championship.

The men (28-1) didn’t have anywhere near the stress when the field was announced on Monday, considering they ran through the regular season with only one loss and locked up their spot with a 68-67 overtime win over Salisbury for the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament championship.

The women, however, lost in the CAC Tournament semifinals, thus having to hope for an at-large bid. They earned just that, and will face St. Joseph’s College in Allentown, PA on Friday. The Captain men, meanwhile, will host Lycoming at the Freeman Center in Newport News on Friday. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm.

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