DUBOIS – For the second year in a row, the Penn State DuBois men’s basketball program has received an official bid to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division II Men’s Basketball Championship in South Portland, Maine.
Last year, The Penn State DuBois team was runner up in the USCAA National Championship and brought home PSUAC Conference Championship. This year, team members hope their experience helps them capture the national title.
“Receiving a bid to the USCAA National Tournament for the second consecutive year is a great honor,” said Head Coach, Dave Bennett. “We look forward to competing against the best teams in the country and hopefully the experience we gained last year will be an advantage for us.”
The USCAA is a national organization that provides athletic opportunities to colleges with enrollments of less than 1500 students. That may sound small, but as Penn State DuBois Chancellor Anita McDonald notes, small campuses can produce big talent.
“Last season Penn State DuBois emerged as a basketball school by bringing home the PSUAC Championship,” McDonald said. “I’m confident that our players will continue to build upon that success and foster what is already becoming an athletic tradition at our campus.”
Eight teams will square off in the tournament set for Feb. 28 – March 1 at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland.