March Madness has spread throughout the country to places big and small —everywhere, from Duke to Washington.
In the Philadelphia area, Temple and Villanova are locks for the NCAA tournament. Drexel is likely headed for the NIT. And don’t forget about Cabrini College.
The Cavaliers, who compete in Division III, have advanced to the Sweet Sixteen with a matchup set for Friday at No. 5 The College of Wooster (Ohio). Cabrini is 24-5 record, the program’s third straight 20-win season.
“It’s been a real fun ride,” said third-year Cabrini coach Marcus Kahn, who is 44-2 at home in his three seasons at the small Radnor college. “Things have clicked for us this year in many ways. It has been fun for the coaches, the fans and the players. There is a buzz on the campus.”
If Cabrini can get past Wooster (28-2), it will play in the regional final on Saturday against either Whitworth (27-1) or Marietta (27-3).
“Last year, we got bounced badly by Randolph-Macon in the first round,” Kahn said. “It left a bad taste in our mouths. We took it as motivation to come back and not let it happen again.”