CMS men’s team to hit the road

The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team now knows its postseason playoff destination.

The Stags No. 11 (25-2) will head to Wisconsin-Whitewater to face reigning NCAA Division III national champion St. Thomas (Minn.) in a 3:30 p.m. game on Friday. It will be the 11th playoff appearance in the last 13 years for CMS, which won both the SCIAC regular season title as well as the post-season tournament.

St. Thomas (21-6) captured the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title for the sixth time in the last seven years. The Tommies are not unfamiliar with SCIAC foes. They opened the season with games in Southern California against Occidental and Pomona-Pitzer, winning both 82-61 and 82-79 in double overtime.

The winner of the St. Thomas-CMS game advances to face the winner of No. 8 Whitewater (23-4)-Northwestern (Minn.) (17-10).