Two college sports tournaments take up residence in New England this week.
- College basketball – Four of the remaining 16 teams in college basketball’s annual “March Madness” head to Boston for the tournament’s next round. Four teams, Syracuse vs. Wisconsin, and Cincinnati vs. Ohio State, will square off at the TD Garden in Boston this week. The NCAA East Regional games will take place on March 22 and March 24, both at 12:00 PM.
- College hockey – Four of the 16 teams in the NCAA Division I Hockey Tournament are headed to Worcester. The Northeast Regional games will feature Boston College vs. Air Force and Minnesota-Duluth against Maine. Game times are Saturday March 24, 2012 at 4 PM for BC/Air Force and 7:30 PM for Minn.-Duluth/Maine. On Sunday March 25, 2012 the winners of Saturday’s games will face-off for the Northeast Regional Final at 8:00 PM. All games are at Worcester’s DCU Center.
It is worth noting that while for March Madness there are no New England teams participating, for the Division I Hockey Tournament there are four Hockey East New England teams participating – BC, BU, Maine, and UMass Lowell.