GREYHOUNDS DEFEAT FAIRFIELD STAGS,
CLINCH BERTH TOWARD ‘FINAL FOUR’
Last men’s basketball title was in 1994
Loyola University Maryland clinched its first men’s basketball title in 18 years Monday, defeating Connecticut’s Fairfield University Stags by a score of 48-44.
The victory, in Springfield Mass., was not assured until game’s end, as the second-seeded Greyhounds defeated the number-four Stags to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament scheduled to begin in Dayton Ohio March 13.
Both Loyola and Fairfield are Jesuit universities.
Popularly known as “March Madness” a/k/a the “Big Dance,” the annual National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament was organized in 1939 and now features 68 college basketball teams. It is a single-elimination tournament.
— VoB Staff report
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