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Second may be bad news for Blue Bears
Livingstone awaits regional poll for tournament fate
 
Published Thursday, March 7, 2013 8:42 am
by Herbert L. White

Livingstone coach James Stinson knows what it’s like to sit on the NCAA tournament bubble.


The Blue Bears, who entered the CIAA tournament as the 24th-ranked team in Division II, advanced to the championship before losing to Bowie State. The only sure way to advance to the national playoff is to win a league title, but is a 22-6 record good enough with a runner-up finish.


“I don’t know,” Stinson said after Livingstone beat Elizabeth City State in the semifinals. “With us being (in the Atlantic regional rankings) at sixth, anything can happen.”


The top eight teams in Division II’s four regions advance to the playoffs. Bowie State’s win carries the automatic CIAA berth; Winston-Salem State (21-6), which was ranked 10th last week, was second in the region. Livingstone could be left on the outside looking in unless the Blue Bears remain in the top eight.


“They’re going to take the top eight teams in our region and with us being in the sixth spot, you don’t know if other people who are not in the top six won their tournament or not,” Stinson said. “We’re dealing with the PSAC and the West Virginia conference, so they’re finishing up as we’re finishing up the CIAA. We have to take care of business here and prayerfully we’ll get a chance to make it.”

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