MCCC Men's Basketball to Play For Region 19 Title


WEST WINDSOR, N.J. - The rubber match will determine the Region 19 men's basketball championship.

Mercer County Community College will play Lackawanna Junior College at its home court in Scranton, Pa., on Tuesday, March 2, with the winner claiming the region title and advancing directly to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II tournament in Danville, Ill. Tipoff is 5 p.m.

MCCC last won the Region 19 title and played at the national championship tournament during the 1997-98 season under then-head coach Bud Livingston.

During the regular season, the Vikings lost at Lackawanna, 90-76, on Nov. 24, but won the return game at MCCC, 63-60, on Jan. 28.

MCCC has a 19-12 record under second-year coach Howard Levy. The Vikings, led by sophomore guard Uros Kovacevic (Montenegro) and sophomore center Paco Boussougou (Gabon), reached the final by defeating Essex County College, 70-64, in the Region 19 first round, and Delaware Tech-Stanton, 76-68, in the semifinals.

For tournament results, visit men's basketball here and women's basketball here.

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