"Selection Sunday" in college hockey is set for next Sunday. Especially for the surprised Trojans. Sophomore guard Tony Carr was selected first-team All-Big Ten and USBWA All-District and to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team.
"We are excited to be in this year's 2018 NIT field", Temple coach Fran Dunphy said in a conference call with reporters. The Nittany Lions (21-13) will host in-state foe Temple (17-15) Wednesday, March 14 at 8 p.m.in the Bryce Jordan Center. The Blue and White narrowly missed a berth to its first NCAA Tournament since 2011 following a season that included three victories over ranked Ohio State, and an impressive showing in the conference tournament. The Irish also had a strong case for a spot in the NCAA tourney after preseason All-American Bonzie Colson returned from a broken left foot.
-Freshman Alex Limoges (Winchester, Va.) sees his career-best five-game point-streak snapped as he was held off the scoresheet. This is Hampton's first-ever NIT Tournament appearance. "We were very realistic about how this could go given where we were today with our resume and the whole bit". It tops the field with 26 wins in the tourney.
Despite a goal and assist each from sophomores Brandon Biro (Sherwood Park, Alb.) and Nate Sucese (Fairport, N.Y.), fourth-seeded Penn State was defeated by top-seed Notre Dame, 3-2, this evening in a Big Ten semifinal matchup at Compton Family Ice Arena. Tournament snubs such as Southern California, Saint Mary's, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State and Louisville will take part in the 2018 NIT. Golden Eagles coach Steve Wojciechowski and Crimson coach Tommy Amaker each played for Mike Krzyzewski at Duke. "He's done a fantastic job at Harvard and we know that they're really good, and so it's going to be a very hard game".