Royals, Lady Royals To Host Catholic In Key Landmark Conference Doubleheader On Saturday

Scranton is off to their second best start in program history and remain the lone unbeaten team in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Poll, which they continue to remain at the top in.
Scranton is off to their second best start in program history and remain the lone unbeaten team in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Poll, which they continue to remain at the top in.

The University of Scranton and Catholic University met in both Landmark Conference basketball championships with each school taking home a title – Scranton on the men's side and Catholic on the women's. On Saturday in the Long Center, the two conference rivals will go at it for the first time this season in a doubleheader starting with the men's game at 2 p.m.

All four teams are in the title hunt as they approach the midway mark of the conference season. On the men's side, Catholic (11-4, 4-2 Landmark) is tied for third while Scranton (11-4, 4-3 Landmark), ranked 24th in the D3hoops.com Top 25, is a half-game back.

For the women, Scranton (15-0, 6-0) is tied for first place with Moravian and is ranked sixth in the WBCA/USA Today Top 25 and seventh in the D3hoops poll. Catholic (10-5, 5-1 Landmark) is in third place, just a game behind. The women's game will tip off at 4 p.m.

Saturday will be Abington Youth Basketball League Day at the Long Center. Any player wearing his or her Abington Youth Basketball League shirt will be admitted free of charge. At halftime of the women's game, the league's sixth-grade girls team will play an eight-minute game on the Long Center court.

Admission to Saturday's doubleheader is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors (61 and older) and children (ages 7-17). Kids younger than 7 are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult. All University of Scranton students, faculty and staff are also admitted free of charge with their Royal ID.

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