CLAREMONT, CA. -- The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Basketball team will serve as a host for the 2019 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Postseason Tournament as they host No. 4 seeded Redlands on Friday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m.
Pomona-Pitzer secured the top seed in the conference tournament for the first time, and will be in search of its first league tournament crown since 2008. The Sagehens highlighted a 23-2 overall record during the 2018-19 regular season with a 15-1 mark in SCIAC play. Pomona-Pitzer's sole defeat came at the hands of Occidental, 64-63 on Feb. 16 that snapped an 18-game winning streak. The Sagehens will host fourth-seeded Redlands at 7 p.m. on Friday in semifinal action. The Bulldogs (15-10, 10-6 SCIAC) are making their fifth appearance in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament and first since 2016. Redlands won the tournament title in 2013 and 2011. Pomona-Pitzer twice defeated the Bulldogs during the regular season - 82-77 on Jan. 2, and 81-68 on Jan. 30.
Friday's other semifinal features defending tournament champions - second-seed Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) (19-6, 13-3 SCIAC) - against third-seeded Occidental (21-4, 12-4 SCIAC). The Stags are making their 12th consecutive appearance in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament and have won six times (2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018) They will host the Tigers at 7 p.m. on Friday. Occidental is entering its second straight SCIAC Postseason Tournament and now has four appearances overall. CMS won both regular season matchups with the Tigers - 63-60 on Jan. 9, and 65-57 on Feb. 13.
The winners of the two semifinal games will square off on Saturday, February 23 for the SCIAC Postseason Tournament title at the highest remaining seed, and at a time to be determined.
2019 SCIAC Men's Basketball Postseason Tournament
Semifinals - Friday, February 22 - 7 p.m.
No. 4 Redlands at No. 1 Pomona-Pitzer
No. 3 Occidental at No. 2 CMS
Final - Saturday, February 23 - TBD
Winners of the semifinals
SCIAC ID – Free
Children Under 12 - Free
General Admission - $10
Senior (55 and older) & Military - $5