This Week in QC Athletics: Feb. 12-18

This Week in QC Athletics: Feb. 12-18

FLUSHING, N.Y. (Feb. 12, 2018) – This coming weekend is a big one for both the QC basketball and swim programs with men's tennis competing twice as well!

Upcoming Events:

Friday, Feb. 16
Swimming & Diving at Metropolitan Conference Championships - All Day
Men's Tennis vs. Wagner - 12 p.m.
Women's Basketball at Roberts Wesleyan – 6 p.m.
Men's Basketball at Roberts Wesleyan – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 17
Swimming & Diving at Metropolitan Conference Championships - All Day
Men's Tennis vs. Stonehill – 6 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 18
Swimming & Diving at Metropolitan Conference Championships - All Day
Women's Basketball at Daemen - 1:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball at Daemen - 3:30 p.m.

Home Events in Bold Italics

NOTES: The QC men's tennis team will be the lone squad playing home games this week as the Knights host Wagner and Stonehill on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Queens is 2-0 on the season having beaten Saint Peter's and Southern New Hampshire University last week. Meanwhile, the swimming and diving programs will compete in the Metropolitan Conference Championships this weekend at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. The Knights will look to build some momentum following their performances on Senior Night back on Jan. 31 against Maritime, with both squads hoping to make waves at the competition.
For QC basketball, this weekend represents the second-to-last weekend of the regular season and the Knights are fighting for play-off positions in both men's and women's basketball as the ECC standings are not playing favorites. Queens will take the annual Western New York trip this weekend to face Roberts Wesleyan and Daemen in two pivotal match-ups, with implications below:
Women's Basketball
The Knights are 6-8 in conference play, a game-and-a-half up on Bridgeport (5-10) for the sixth and final play-off spot in the East Coast Conference standings. UB plays one game this weekend---against Mercy---on Saturday while Queens plays top-five opponents Roberts Wesleyan (11-3) and Daemen (7-7). A win in either game or a UB loss on Saturday at Mercy would do well for Queens to keep its postseason dreams alive.
Men's Basketball
Queens currently sits at 5-9 in conference play and tied with Molloy for the sixth and final play-off berth in the ECC; having said that, the Knights are on the wrong side of the tiebreaker with the Lions as Molloy swept the season series. With QC and Molloy being conference travel partners, the Knights and Lions will both play Roberts Wesleyan (7-7) and Daemen (11-3) this weekend. Mercy (5-10) lurks a half-game behind both teams with UDC (4-11) not done just yet either.