Anchormen defeat Rutgers-Newark and Middlebury to reach NCAA Sweet 16

RIC men's basketball advanced to the NCAA Div. III Sweet 16 after defeating Rutgers-Newark, 72-60, and Middlebury College, 75-59, in the opening rounds of the NCAA tournament, held at Middlebury College March 5 and 6.

Next, the Anchormen (22-7) will battle Brandeis (21-6) with a chance to reach the Elite Eight on Friday, March 12, at sectional host Williams (27-1). Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.

If RIC wins, it will face the winner of SUNYIT (26-4) and Williams on Saturday, March 13, at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the games will go on sale on Tuesday, March 9, at 10 a.m. in The Murray Center athletic office at RIC.

RIC will be sending a fan bus to Friday’s game and it is expected to sell out. Ticket prices, which include a space on the bus, are $10 for adults and $7 for students. Ticket prices, not including bus transportation, are $7 for adults and $4 for students.

If the Anchormen win on Friday night, tickets and transportation will be also be available. Please visit: for updated information.