Hudson Valley College to Participate in March Madness
It's that time of year again! March Madness, the time when we all (not so) covertly try to stream college basketball games on our computers while we're supposed to be working, is back. The brackets were announced Sunday night, and millions of people all over the country will spend the next couple days feverishly filling theirs out in an attempt to win
big money office bragging rights.
If you're looking for a local team to root for in this year's tourney, look no further than Iona College. The Gaels, who play their home games in New Rochelle, are going dancing for the fourth straight year after winning the MAAC regular season and conference tournament championships. They're the first team to ever win four straight championships in the MAAC (the same conference Marist plays in).
Iona actually got off to a rough start this season, opening the year 2-9 before dominating the rest of the way. They'll need that momentum to propel them into their first-round match-up against top-seeded North Carolina. The 16th-seeded Gaels take on the Tar Heels in Columbus, OH on Friday night. But hey, a 16-seed beat a #1 for the first time last year, so anything's possible!