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Men’s and women’s hoops playoff bound

Cougar women's basketball team
Rafael Casanova shooting

By Erik Engle
Sports Editor

March Madness hasn’t quite started yet, but the CCCAA playoffs are set to begin tonight. Cuesta has two tickets to the California community college version of the big dance, as both the men’s and women’s teams will be ready to go. The men’s team earned the twelfth seed with a record of 19-9, while the women’s team earned the seventeenth seed with a record of 23-7.

The women kick off the CCCAA playoffs with a road game against Riverside City College tonight. Riverside comes into the playoffs as the sixteenth seed with a record of 17-11. The winner of this game will face an uphill battle against the undefeated, top seeded Mt. San Antonio College on Saturday, Feb. 28.

The men will also play on the road—they face Southwestern College on Friday, Feb 27. Southwestern comes into the the game as the fifth seed, with a record of 20-8.

Cougar women's basketball team
Cougar women’s basketball team

This will be the first time any of these four teams are meeting this season.

To view the men’s playoff schedule, click here.

To view the women’s playoff schedule, click here.