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Eastern Men's Hoops Team Makes the Sweet Sixteen

Eastern's men's basketball team had one of its most successful seasons ever when it gave fifth-ranked Cabrini College all it could handle before succumbing 72-65 in the semi-finals of the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament on March 9 at Middlebury College.  The Warriors had advanced to the NCAA Division III Sweet 16 for the third time and the first since 1992-93.

Eastern senior guard Nick Nedwick of Irvington, NY, the program's all-time leading scorer, concluded his career by scoring Eastern's final 15 pointssports-nedwick300dpi_6769.jpg and 17 of its last 20 over the final four minutes. Nedwick finished with a season-high 31 points and a team-high five assists.

Eastern ended the season with a 24-6 record, the most wins ever in the program, posting its third straight 20-win season and winning its first LEC regular-season title and its first LEC tournament championship since 1999-00. Nedwick also became the second player in Eastern history and the first in 19 seasons to be selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-Northeast District Team. Head Coach William Geitner was named Northeast District Coach-of-the-Year, the first Eastern coach to receive the honor.

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