By Josh Lynch
Just when you thought the season would be over for the St. Francis Terriers men’s Basketball team after suffering their 69-65 first round loss in overtime to Robert Morris, the team will still get a chance to see the hardwood this season.
Just not in the NEC tournament, of course.
The Terriers men’s Basketball team has just accepted their invite to the Collegeinsider.com Tournament (CIT), as made public by Terriers head coach Glenn Braica.
The invite will stamp the first time in history that a Terriers team qualifies for a CIT tournament. The Terrier’s have not qualified for a postseason tournament since the 2015 season when they were accepted to the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).
“We’re excited to be invited to the CIT and appreciate the opportunity to play in a national postseason tournament. It’s a chance for our guys to continue their season and it’s something they’ve earned as a reward for their accomplishments throughout the year. The CIT gives seniors Glenn Sanabria and Keon Williams an opportunity to extend their careers, and it also will serve as a tremendous learning experience for our returners,” said Braica.
Before a premature ended postseason thanks to Robert Morris, the Terriers finished with a regular season record of (17-15, 9-9 NEC), while earning the number 5 seed in the conference. The teams 17 wins were the most recorded since the year of 2013-2014 season, finishing the season with 18 wins that year.
Time and dates are TBA, as the Terriers look to prepare for their tournament appearance in their first ever CIT game.