WPI Hosts NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament Games, March 3 and 4

Contact: WPI Media Relations, +1-508-831-5609


March Madness is coming to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute campus.

For the second year in a row, the WPI men's basketball team captured the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championships. WPI also earned the right to host first and second round games of the NCAA tournament in Harrington Auditorium. The team will play Bridgewater State College on Friday, March 3, at 8 p.m. during the second of two first-round games. The two winners of Friday's games will meet on Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m. for a berth in the Sectionals (Sweet 16 and Elite 8).

First Round

Friday, March 3, 2006
Gordon College (23-4) vs. Utica College (21-6)
6 p.m.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (22-3) vs. Bridgewater State College (17-9)
8 p.m.

Second Round

Saturday, March 4, 2006
7 p.m


Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Harrington Auditorium
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Mass.


Tickets will be available both days at the door. All seats are general admission.


$6 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. Children under the age of 2 are admitted free.

Audio Webcast


More Info

For more information, please contact WPI Sports Information Director Rusty Eggen at 508-831-5328.