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No. 1 Triton Seeded No. 1 In Juco Dance

The Triton College men's basketball team now knows who their opening round opponent will be in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Tournament in Danville, Ill.

The top seeded Trojans (31-2) will face Metropolitan Community College (MCC) Penn Valley from Kansas City, Missouri, in the first round on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

The MCC Scouts are 16-15 this season under head coach Marcus Harvey. His team will compete in the national tournament for the eigth time in his 14 seasons at the helm. The Scouts defeated North Arkansas 99-91 on March 5 to claim the NJCAA District 13 title.

Triton, ranked No. 1 in the nation and winners of 27 games in a row, advanced to the nationals by virtue of their 59-47 win over Black Hawk College-East on March 5 at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove.

For the Trojans, the national tourney appearance is their sixth in school history and third during head coach Steve Christiansen's 12-year tenure.

This is the third time that the two teams will meet in the national tournament. Triton and MCC-Penn Valley faced off at the 1997 and 2004 tournaments.

For the complete tournament bracket, visit the official NJCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament page.


See also, from the Danville Commercial-News: National Tournament Seedings, Pairings Are Set.


Previously in Triton:
* Triton Men's Basketball Team No. 1 For First Time.

* Lady Triton Trojans Reach First Regional Title Game Since 1994.

* No. 1 Triton Men Advance To Juco Dance.


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Posted on Oct 11, 2021