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Vikings, Lakers to Meet in NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament First Round Friday, March 1

Vikings, Lakers to Meet in NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament First Round Friday, March 1

Salem, Mass. - Salem State will face Oswego State in the opening round of the 2019 NCAA Division III Tournament, which will be hosted by the Lakers, on Friday, March 1 at 7:30 pm. This will be the first ever matchup between the two schools.

Tournament Notes

MASCAC champion Salem State (18-9) is making its 25th NCAA Tournament appearance. The Vikings last made the Tournament in 2017, losing to Tufts 84-81 in the opening round. Salem State is looking for its first tournament win since 2009, a 69-67 second round win over Widener. The Vikings are 21-25 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.    

Oswego State (22-5), which is ranked 25th in the latest Top 25 poll, is making its sixth all-time appearance, all of which have come in the last nine years. The Lakers, winners of the SUNYAC conference, last made the 2017 Tournament, losing to Scranton 82-77 in overtime.  

Tournament Bracket Schedule

Friday, March 1st starts with a 5:30 p.m. contest between Baldwin Wallace and Salisbury before the host Lakers battle Salem State at 7:30 p.m. The advancing teams will tip-off at 7 p.m. on Saturday with a trip to the Division III Sweet 16 on the line.

Ticket Information

Tickets for the games this weekend will go on-sale on Wednesday and will be available via phone (315) 312-3073, online at or by visiting the Marano Campus Center Box Office. Prices of tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, students and children while children under the age of two will be free.

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2019 Division III Men's Basketball Championship Official Bracket


 Friday, March 1 -- Oswego, N.Y.



Baldwin Wallace University vs. Salisbury University

Max Ziel Gymnasium - Laker Hall (5:30 pm)

Oswego State vs. Salem State University

Max Ziel Gymnasium - Laker Hall (7:30 pm)


Saturday, March 2



Advancing Teams from Friday's First Round

Max Ziel Gymnasium - Laker Hall (7:00 pm)