Men's basketball team wins Centennial Conference, bid to NCAA tournament

Gettysburg College senior guard Dan Capkin picked an opportune time to have one of the best games of his career.

Capkin drained 8-of-12 three-pointers, setting a Centennial Conference Tournament record as well as a personal career-high for threes made in a game, and scored a game-high 26 points to lead three-seeded Gettysburg to a 73-65 victory over top-seeded, tournament host and No. 23 Franklin & Marshall March 1 at the Mayser Center.

With the win, the Bullets (18-8) post their third Centennial Conference title and their first since 2002. Gettysburg receives and automatic bid in the NCAA Division III Tournament and will make their second straight appearance. Tournament pairings will be announced this week.

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Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Mon, 2 Mar 2009

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