NEW YORK, NY – St. Joseph's-L.I. is the top seed for the 2012 Skyline Men's Basketball Championship, which begins on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
The Golden Eagles (21-3) captured the regular season crown with a 17-1 mark in league play. Vying for its second title in program history and first since 2009, SJC boasts four seniors averaging double figures in points, led by guard Oliver Laurent (15.8 ppg.).
Farmingdale State (20-5/16-2) earned the No. 2 seed and a first round bye for the six-team Championship. The Rams are led by junior AJ Matthews, who leads the nation in rebounding (16.04 rpg.) and double-doubles (22).
Action commences at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, as No. 6 Mount Saint Vincent (11-14/9-9) visits third-seeded Mount Saint Mary (19-6/14-4), while fourth-seeded and two-time defending champion Purchase (12-13/10-8) hosts No. 5 Old Westbury (13-12/10-8).
Semifinal contests at St. Joseph's-L.I. and Farmingdale State will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, while the title game will be played on Saturday, Feb. 25.
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2012 Skyline Conference Men's Basketball Championship
Quarterfinals – Tuesday, Feb. 21
#5 Old Westbury at #4 Purchase - 7:00 p.m.
#6 Mount Saint Vincent at #3 Mount Saint Mary - 7:00 p.m.
Semifinals – Thursday, Feb. 23
Purchase/Old Westbury winner at #1 St. Joseph's-L.I - 7:00 p.m.
Mount Saint Vincent/Mount Saint Mary winner at #2 Farmingdale State - 8:00 p.m.
Championship Game – Saturday, Feb. 25
Semifinal winners (at campus site of highest remaining seed)