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February 24, 2005

Little East Conference Men’s Hoop games to be broadcast on internet

 PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Little East Conference fans who are not going to Western Connecticut State University this weekend for the annual LEC Men's Basketball Tournament can keep up with the action as all three games will be broadcast over the internet.

              Top-seeded WestConn. is hosting Friday's two semifinal games as well as Saturday's championship game.  Third-seeded Plymouth State University meets second-seeded Rhode Island College in the first semifinal (6:00 p.m.), with WCSU battling fifth-seeded University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the nightcap (8:00 p.m.).  The championship game is slated for 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.

              The link for the broadcast for all three games can be found on the homepage of the Little East Conference website at www.littleeast.com.  Rhode Island College Sports Information Director Scott Gibbons and LEC Director of Communications Mike Christie will call the action for all three tournament games.

              PSU senior Nick Pelotte (Bingham, Maine) is on target to reach a significant milestone in Friday's semifinal  The senior co-captain, who leads the LEC and ranks fourth in Division III in scoring (26.6 ppg), has 1,987 career points.  He needs 13 points to become the third player in school history to score 2,000 points.

              The Panthers have advanced to the LEC championship game the past two seasons.

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