The women's team, which is the the No. 3 seed, will take on No. 2 Babson at 2:00 pm. The women's team used 14 points from Corey Finch to defeat Wellesley, 69-55, on Wednesday night in Blake Arena. The Pride will take on Babson, which was a 59-35 victor over #7-seed Coast Guard on Wednesday. In fact, all four of the top four seeds won their quarterfinal matches, as #1-seed WPI downed #8-seed Mount Holyoke, 52-42, and #4-seed Wheaton defeated #5-seed Clark, 73-62. The NEWMAC Tourney semifinal games will be played at WPI's Harrington Auditorium Saturday at 12 noon and at 2 pm.
On the men's side, the Springfield College men's basketball team used a balanced scoring attack to take down visiting Clark, 85-66, in the NEWMAC Tournament Quarterfinal on Wednesday. The 4th-seeded Pride will take on top-seeded WPI on Saturday at 4:30 pm. Leading the way for the Pride was Pat Crean, who continued his sensational play of late as he pumped in a game-high 24 points to go along with a game-high eight rebounds and three assists. In the other semifinal matchup, No. 2 MIT needed overtime to advance to the next round and will take on No. 6 Babson, which upset Wheaton in another quarterfinal.
Admission to the events will be $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for seniors, $1.00 for students, and children under 12 free.