A pair of Western Massachusetts colleges are playing in basketball Final Fours on Friday Night. The Amherst College women and Williams men are both trying to bring home national championships.
Amherst College enters the Division III national semifinal with a perfect 31-0 record. So far in NCAA play, they have defeated their opponents by an average of 25 points per game. On Friday night, they’ll face Christopher Newport University.
As for the Williams College men, they are 23-8 this season and will play Augustana College of Illinois in the men’s Division III Final Four. The Ephs qualified for the national semifinal with a four-point win over New England rival Middlebury College last weekend.
A win would send either team to their respective national title games, to be played Saturday.