Catholic High School Graduates Appearing in Hoop Tournaments

You may find yourself flipping through the channels or college sports websites in the coming days to watch some archdiocesan Catholic high school graduates competing in the NCAA Division I postseason tournaments.

Here’s just a sample of what you may see.

Men’s basketball

NIT

Wednesday, March 16

Rick Pitino leads the MAAC regular-season champs from Iona College into action against the University of Florida at 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

NCAA tournament

Thursday, March 17

Cardinal Hayes High School graduate Joe Toussaint and fifth seed University of Iowa will play No. 12 Richmond in Buffalo at 3:10 p.m. (TruTV)

Archbishop Stepinac graduate RJ Davis and No. 8 University of North Carolina will oppose No. 9 Marquette in Fort Worth, Texas, at 4:30 p.m. (TBS)

Friday, March 18

Archbishop Stepinac graduate AJ Griffin and No. 2 Duke University will meet No. 15 Cal State Fullerton in Greenville, S.C., at 7:10 p.m. (CBS)

Women’s basketball

WNIT

Wednesday, March 16

Patriot League regular-season champs Holy Cross, led by coach and Our Lady of Lourdes High School graduate Maureen Magarity, will be in New York to play at Columbia University at 7 p.m.

Friday, March 18

Maria Regina graduate Kaitlyn Downey and Fordham University will host Bucknell at 7 p.m.

NCAA tournament

Saturday, March 19

Big East Player of the Year and Our Lady of Lourdes graduate Maddy Siegrist leads 11th-seeded Villanova University into action against No. 6 BYU at Ann Arbor, Mich., at 1 p.m. (ESPNN)

John S. Burke Catholic graduate Emily Stallings and No. 14 American University will play host and third seed University of Michigan at 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

In Norman, Okla., ACC Rookie of the Year Sonia Citron, a graduate of The Ursuline School, leads No. 5 Notre Dame into action against No. 12 UMass at 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

PHOTO COURTESY OF DUKE UNIVERSITY

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