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Captains Open Play in Coast-To-Coast Tournament Friday in Fredericksburg

(Sydney Smith/CNU Athletics)

NEWPORT NEWS — The schedule for the 2024 Coast-To-Coast Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament was released Monday morning by the league. The action will run from Thursday through Saturday at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.

Christopher Newport will be the top seed in the six-team tournament, and the Captains will begin play on Friday in the semifinal round. CNU will play the winner of Thursday’s game between UC Santa Cruz and Pratt, with Friday’s tip-off set for 5 p.m. at Ron Rosner Arena on the UMW campus.

Friday’s winners will advance to the C2C Championship Game Saturday night at 7 p.m.

The Captains, 19-6 and ranked 20th in the country, ended the regular season with a loss on Saturday at Salisbury, 71-55. CNU has won the first two Coast-To-Coast Tournaments, winning conference crowns at the Freeman Center in 2022 and last year in Santa Cruz, California, defeating Mary Washington in both previous Championship games.

Seeding for the C2C Tournament was determined by the Massey Ratings, which can be seen by clicking HERE.

The complete schedule:

Quarterfinals – Thursday, Feb. 22
Game 1 (5 p.m.): No. 4 UC Santa Cruz vs. No. 5 Pratt Institute
Game 2 (7 p.m.): No. 3 Salisbury vs. No. 6 Warren Wilson

Semifinals – Friday, Feb. 23
Game 3 (5 p.m.): No. 1 Christopher Newport vs. Game 1 Winner
Game 4 (7 p.m.): No. 2 Mary Washington vs. Game 2 Winner

Championship – Saturday, Feb. 24
Game 5 (7 p.m.): Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner

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