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The two returning national finalists will host quarterfinal games in the 2017 Division III men’s NCAA tournament.

The 12-team bracket, revealed Monday morning, gave four bids to Western teams — all of whom got first-round byes — and eight to Eastern teams.

Defending national champion Wisconsin-Stevens Point and St. Norbert will host two of the quarterfinals on March 18, against Adrian and Augsburg, respectively.

The eight Eastern teams will play first-round games on Saturday to complete the quarterfinal field.

The first-round games played Saturday, March 11 are:

• Salem State at Norwich, 7 p.m. EST
• Hamilton at Oswego, 7 p.m. EST
• Plattsburgh at Trinity, 7 p.m. EST
• Endicott at Hobart, 7 p.m. EST

The quarterfinal games that are set for Saturday, March 18 include:

• Adrian at Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 7 p.m. CDT
• Augsburg at St. Norbert, 7 p.m. CDT

Adrian, Hamilton, Hobart, Oswego and Wisconsin-Stevens Point gained entry via at-large bids in Pool B (for teams in conferences without an automatic bid) or Pool C (all remaining teams).

  • Gregg

    Can someone explain how the brackets are set for DIII Men’s Hockey? Why does #1 ranked Norwich not have a bye? Why are W-SP and Oswego, when by using any listed
    ranking are somewhere between 2 & 5 in the same bracket as #1 Norwich. The other bracket, based on rankings, is significantly weaker. Why are “west schools” guaranteed two final four slots? I just don’t understand.

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  • Gregg

    Can someone explain how the brackets are set for DIII Men’s Hockey? Why does #1 ranked Norwich not have a bye? Why are W-SP and Oswego, when by using any listed
    ranking are somewhere between 2 & 5 in the same bracket as #1 Norwich. The other bracket, based on rankings, is significantly weaker. Why are “west schools” guaranteed two final four slots? I just don’t understand.

    • fletcher.arthur@mail.ru

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