Immediate Release –Sports
February 29, 2016
(5)Sinclair Men to host opening round game Tuesday at 6:30pm
The (5)Sinclair Men’s Basketball (27-2, 13-1) will host Clark State on Tuesday night (6:30pm) in the opening round of the NJCAA Division II Region XII District 11 Men’s Basketball Tournament.
The Pride won the 2015-16 OCCAC Regular Season Conference Championship and has been ranked in the Top 10 of the NJCAA D-II Basketball Polls all year, getting as high as #2 for three consecutive weeks.
The Pride finished the regular season 27-2 overall with a final NJCAA ranking of #5 in the nation. After starting the season with a record breaking 21 straight wins, they finished with 27 wins that also set a record for most regular season victories.
Sinclair earned the #1 seed in the District 11 Tournament that tips off Tuesday at the only Arena in the Nation named Building 8 on the Downtown Dayton Campus at Sinclair. Their opening round opponent will be the #8 seed Clark State (6-22).
This will be your final opportunity to cheer on this record setting group at home as they play their final game in Building 8 Arena.
The winner of the opening round game will advance to the District Final Four playing the winner of the 4/5 game (#4 Owens - #5 Cuyahoga) on Friday night at 6pm, that game will be played at Ohio Christian University.
The Finals of the District will be played on Saturday at 4:30pm at Ohio Christian University with the winner advancing to NJCAA Division II Sweet 16 Men’s Basketball Tournament in Danville, IL on March 15th.