Western Mass. Rivals The Lord Jeffs And The Ephs Fight For Division III Greatness

There’s a large western Massachusetts presence in the Division III NCAA tournament for men’s basketball.

Their playoff trips are certainly not getting as much attention as UMass’, but both the Lord Jeffs of Amherst College and the Ephs of Williams College are just two wins away from a national title.

Only one of them will make it to the championship game, though. These small liberal arts schools take-on each other in a Final Four game beginning Friday at 8:30 p.m. in Salem, Virginia.

Amherst is looking to repeat its national championship from last year and it’s going to take quite a game for Williams to stop them. The Ephs have lost their last eight games against the Lord Jeffs.