F&M Heads to Ramapo for NCAA Sectional Action

F&M Heads to Ramapo for NCAA Sectional Action

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Game 29
Friday, March 9, 2018 - NCAA Sweet 16
Franklin & Marshall vs. Ramapo
Ramapo College | Bradley Center - Mahwah, N.J. | 7:30 p.m.

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Series Record: F&M leads 1-0
Streak: F&M + 1
First Meeting: March 15, 1991
Last F&M Victory: 109-56, March 15, 1991 - Final Four
Last RC Victory: Never

Game 30 - If F&M advances
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - NCAA Elite 8
Franklin & Marshall vs. Winner of Middlebury and MIT
Ramapo College | Bradley Center - Mahwah, N.J. | 7:00 p.m.

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Series Record: First Meeting
Streak: N/A
First Meeting: N/A
Last F&M Victory: N/A
Last MC Victory: N/A

Series Record: Tied 1-1
Streak: MIT +1
First Meeting: Jan. 8, 1988
Last F&M Victory: 102-52, Jan. 8, 1988
Last MIT Victory: 69-54, Mar. 10, 2012 - Elite 8

Series History: F&M takes on Ramapo for the second time in program history. F&M last faced the Roadrunners in the 1991 Final Four and came away with a 109-56 victory to advance to the national championship game. If F&M advances, the Diplomats will face either Middlebury or MIT. F&M has never faced Middlebury and would face MIT for the third time. The series with the Engineers is tied at 1-1 with MIT winning the last contest 69-54 in the 2012 Elite Eight.

F&M in the Tournament: Franklin & Marshall continues its 25th NCAA run this weekend and will be making its 17th appearance in the Sweet 16, and first since 2012, after winning the Christopher Newport pod in the opening two rounds. F&M has also advanced to the Elite Eight on 10 occasions and the Final Four five times with one title game appearance in 1990-91. The Diplomats defeated Emory & Henry 73-59 in the first round and took down host Christopher Newport 66-52 in the second round last Saturday.

Tickets: Tickets prices are $10 for general admission, $5 for all students and seniors. Tickets will be available before the game. Tickets for Saturday's game will be available onsite only.

Jostens Finalist: Senior Brandon Federici was named a finalist for the prestigious Jostens Trophy, announced last Tuesday. The honor was the second for Federici in his career and he is the only player in program history to be named a finalist. Click here to read the full release.

20-Win Plateau: F&M reached the 20-win plateau for the 28th time in head coach Glenn Robinson's 47 seasons. It was also the eighth time in the last 10 seasons that the Diplomats have reached that milestone.

Two Grand: Brandon Federici became the first player in F&M and Centennial history to reach 2,000 points, and one of just 120 players from all of Division III since 1975 to hit the milestone, when he tallied 14 points against Swarthmore on Feb. 17.

Federici has reached several career milestones this season and is now both F&M and the Centennial's active leader in career points (2,058).

Outstanding In His Field: Glenn Robinson improved his career win total to 952 this season. Already the winningest coach in Division III history, he is in third place for career NCAA wins and trails only Herb Magee of Philadelphia University and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski.

All-Conference: All-CC: Three members of the Franklin & Marshall men's basketball team were recognized by the Centennial Conference (CC) on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Brandon Federici was named Player of the Year and earned First Team All-CC honors, J.C. McGrath landed on the second team and Matthew Tate received honorable mention.

Last Time We Met Ramapo: F&M defeat Ramapo 109-56 in the 1991 Final Four. The margin of victory was a Final Four record. After trailing by a 15-14 score 10 minutes into the game, F&M went ahead 27-23 with five minutes left. The Diplomats hit another gear and closed out the half with a 25-0 run and never looked back.

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Last Time We Met MIT: No. 3 MIT defeated No. 9 Franklin & Marshall 69-54 in the NCAA Elite Eight on Mar. 10, 2012.

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Georgio Milligan finished with a game-high 23 points, shooting 6-for-6 from the line and 3-for-5 from behind the arc. The senior scored 20 or more points in three of F&M's four NCAA Tournament games this season. Hayk Gyokchyan and Jon Salandra both tallied 11 points. Salandra finished with a game-high 11 boards.