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The Opponents

By Jessica Gershen

Section: Sports

March 2, 2007

Brandeis Men vs Trinity College of Connecticut
The Men will face Trinity College of Hartford Connecticut. Trinity finished this season with a record of 21-4. They received an at large bid to the tournament resulting in their sixth inivitation to the tournament. Trinity's last appearance was in 2004 where they lost in their second game. However, Trinity did advance to the final four in 1995 and the elite eight in 1999. The Trinity Bantams are 13-12 against the Judges, but have the teams have not met since the 1986-1987 season. The Bantams bring four players who average in double figures in scoring. Team leader Russ Martin is ranked fourth in scoring in the NESCAC. Senior guard Kino Clarke is ranked fifteenth in the league in scoring and third in three point shooting.

Brandeis' assistant coach Colin Tabb is one of Trinity's all time leading scorers. In addition, he is the brother of the current Trinity assistant coach Sean Tabb. Brandeis will meet Trinity College at Rhode Island College tonight at 6pm.

Brandeis Women vs University of Maine at Farmington
The University of Maine at Farmington women's team finished this season with a 25-3 record and will make their second straight appearance in the NCAA tournament as the NAC champions. The UMF Beavers are ranked 24 in the nation, while the Judges received a ranking of 15. The Beavers are lead by senior Kari Simpson who averages 15.8 points and 8.6 rebounds a game. Simpson the NAC tournament MVP for the second year in a row. Also in tow is the NAC rookie of the year Caitlyn Laflin who averages 14.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.

The Judges and Beavers have never met in competition, yet they will meet tonight at Emmanuel College at 5:30 pm.

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