May 5, 2013

MD2 Bracket Announcement: 'Hurst, Adelphi On Top

by Jac Coyne | | Coyne Archive | Twitter | Printable Bracket (PDF)

Brackets: MD1 | WD1 | MD2 | WD2 | MD3 | WD3
Analysis: MD1 | WD1 | MD2 | WD2 | MD3 | WD3

Mercyhurst and Adelphi, the top two teams in the weekly poll, grabbed the top seeds in the North and South region, respectively, in the NCAA Division II men's tournament bracket announced on Sunday evening.

Mercyhurst will entertain ECAC rival Lake Erie in the quarterfinals, which begin on Saturday, May 11, while Adelphi will host Long Island neighbor NYIT on the same day.

Rounding out the quarterfinals, Limestone — which played in last year's national championship game — will welcome Seton Hill and Le Moyne tangles with LIU Post.

After operating with only four bids for much of its existence, Division II has expanded to eight teams this year, and traded out its former three regions for two. The semifinals, which will feature the two regional winners, will take place on the weekend of May 18, with the championship occurring on May 26 in Philadelphia.

With the exception of last year, when Dowling won the national championship, one member of this year's field has won the D-II crown from the 1995 season.

NCAA Division II Men's Tournament First-Round Games

Saturday, May 11
Lake Erie at Mercyhurst
Seton Hill at Limestone
Le Moyne at LIU Post
NYIT at Adelphi

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