Tonight Bloomsburg University will host two Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference quarterfinal games at Nelson Field House.
The Bloomsburg Women who finished the regular season at 24-4 (18-4 PSAC), will kick off the night with a matchup against Shippensburg at 5:30 p.m. The Huskies enter the tournament as the number one seed after clinching the East division for the second straight year. In the two regular season matchups against Shippensburg, the Husky women won both games 70-59, and 72-63. The women will look to make a deep run into the tournament being led by senior guard Kelsey Gallagher, who is averaging 15.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. Dana Wieller and Kayla Oxenrider have also made big contributions this year averaging 18 and 12.2 points per game this year. With only one home loss on the year, the Huskies enter the game as favorites to continue on to a semifinal matchup on Friday, March 2 in which they would meet the winner of IUP vs. Gannon.
The Bloomsburg Men finished their regular season with a 19-8 (17-5 PSAC) record. The Huskies are the second seed in the East and will take on the number three seed West Chester at 7:30 pm. This will be the first time the Bloomsburg Men’s team has reach the PSAC playoffs since 00’-01’ season when they won 20 games. Coincidently, the last playoff win for the Huskies came against West Chester during the 00’-01’ season. Unfortunately the men have lost both meetings this year against West Chester 64-70, and 71-74. Dontahe Jordan, who leads the team in points with 16.2 a game, and Larry Webster, who leads the team with 7.3 rebounds per game, will look to change this trend tonight and edge out a win against the Golden Rams. If the Huskies overcome West Chester they will advance to a semifinal matchup on Friday, March 2nd against the winner of California vs. IUP.
Tickets for the game are $7 for adults, $2 for students and senior citizens. All BU students can enter for free with a student ID, and are encouraged to attend and cheer on the Huskies. The Nelson Field House doors will open at 4:30 p.m.