For the bulk of the field, entrance to the tournament is based on building a strong season-long resume. This year, however, for Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion Canisius, earning a spot meant finding a spark at just the right time.
The Loyola Greyhounds, who captured their first Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament crown and are ranked third in the latest Sun rankings, will meet Canisius (6-7), the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion, in the first round.
The Tewaaraton Foundation has named former Cornell University men's coach and Maryland player Richie Moran as the recipient of the Spirit of Tewaaraton Award. Moran will be honored at the Tewaaraton Award Ceremony on May 31 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington.