The Baruch College men will play Messiah College in the first round of the NCAA Division III men’s tournament in Grantham, Pa. Saturday afternoon.

The Bearcats are making their sixth appearance in the tourney.

“We are very excited about playing in the NCAA,” head coach Dima Kamenshchik saod. “The whole year is about getting to this stage and to be among the 62 teams playing in it and representing the CUNYAC is an honor.”

Game times will be announced Tuesday.

Saturday, Nov. 10 – First Round
Time TBA – #1 Messiah (16-0-3) vs Baruch (8-5-4)
Time TBA – #13 Johns Hopkins (13-4-1) vs Washington & Lee (14-3-1)

Sunday, Nov. 11 – Second Round
Time TBA — Messiah/Baruch winner vs Johns Hopkins/Washington & Lee winner

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