Pairings set for CCAA basketball tournament

The CCAA basketball tournament gets underway on Tuesday with the highest seeded teams hosting quarterfinal games.

Cal State San Bernardino was the lone school to get home games in both the men’s and women’s events so they will be hosting a doubleheader with the women seeded fourth and taking on fifth-seeded Humboldt State at 5:30 p.m. and the third-seeded men following against No. 6 Cal State Los Angeles.
The Coyotes swept the Humboldt women this season while the men split with Cal State Los Angeles, each team winning at home.
The Cal Poly Pomona women are a No. 2 seed and will host No. 7 Stanislaus at 7 p.m. The Broncos split with the Warriors but lost the most recent game just a week ago in Turlock.
The defending national champion men are the No. 6 seed and will play at San Francisco State.  The Broncos lost to the Gators twice by a total of six points so maybe the third time is the charm.
While both local women’s team look to be set for a regional bid both men’s team’s likely need to win the tournament. The Cal State men might get in the next poll after three wins last week but they have to win out to stay there.
The CCAA semifinals and finals will be hosted by Cal State East Bay. It seems like an odd choice since that school does not have a team in the field so there will likely be no local draw,
It’s better than Humboldt State which is hard to get to, not to mention expensive on a few days notice.

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