University of the District of Columbia to Host 2015-16 East Coast Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship Tournaments
7/8/2015, 6:30 p.m. | Updated on 7/8/2015, 5:43 p.m.
Washington D.C Championship NCAA Division II hoops is coming to the nation's capital as the University of the District of Columbia will host the East Coast Conference Men's & Women's Basketball Championship Tournament at its Sports Complex on March 5th-6th, 2016.
"The East Coast Conference is thrilled to come to Washington, DC in 2016 for UDC's first ever ECC Championship Tournament," ECC Commissioner Bob Dranoff said. "We look forward to presenting a fun and exciting event in our nation's capital for the student-athletes participating, as well as all the families and fans who will be there to support the ECC."
An action-packed weekend featuring a total of six games (four semifinal games Saturday and two championship games Sunday) will culminate with both a men's and women's team cutting down the nets and earning coveted automatic bids to the NCAA Division II Tournament. Additionally, an All-Tournament Team and Tournament MVP will be announced at the conclusion of each tournament final, and several contests and other promotional activities will be announced at a later date.
"We are excited about this tremendous opportunity to host the East Coast Conference Basketball Championships," UDC Director of Athletics Patricia Thomas said. "Washington, DC, recently named 'America's Coolest City,' is a sensational destination for fans and tournament participants, and we will showcase our campus throughout tournament weekend."
Ticket prices will be $7 for adults, $4 for students (with ID), kids (ages 5-12), senior citizens and military.