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Snohomish Hosting College Basketball Action

3 Mar, 2020


March has arrived and “The Heat Is On” for the Northwest Athletic Conference men and women basketball teams. The Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) will be showcasing their Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship Tournaments, March 5-8 & 14-15, 2020, at the Walt Price Student Fitness and Event Center, on the campus of Everett Community College. 

16 men’s and 16 women’s community college basketball teams will be playing their version of the Sweet 16, Elite 8, Final 4 and championship games to determine the 2019-2020 NWAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Champions.  Teams and fans representing communities from as far south as Roseburg, as far east as Spokane, and as far west as Port Angeles, Washington will be converging on the City of Everett for this two-weekend event.

Women’s basketball games begin the Sweet 16 matchups on Thursday, March 5 at 8 am with the Elite 8 games on Friday.  Men’s basketball games begin the Sweet 16 matchups on Saturday, March 7 at 8 am with the Elite 8 games on Sunday.  The teams advancing to the Final Four will return to play on Saturday, March 14th. The championship games will be played on Sunday, March 15th with the women playing at 2pm and the men playing at 4:45pm.

On the men’s side of the bracket, Everett CC Trojans, along with the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch, and Clackamas Community College Cougars headline for the men.  Favorites on the women’s side of the floor are Walla Walla Community College and the Umpqua Riverhawks. Teams who have their fans travel well are Skagit Valley College Men and Whatcom Community College Women.

According to NWAC Executive Director Marco Azurdia, “NWAC is pleased to be back in Everett for the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament.  We greatly appreciate the partnerships that have been established with the City of Everett, neighboring cities, Everett Community College, and the Snohomish County Sports Commission.  All of us together are intent on creating great experiences for our student-athletes and fans.”

The Snohomish County Sports Commission and Everett Community College is hosting the championships for the fifth year in a row.  Student-athletes that are competing in the tournament will be participating in a community service project by donating cans of food to be distributed by the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Everett.

One-day tournament pass may be purchased at the door.  One day passes are Adult $17, Students/Seniors/Military (with valid id) $10, Children 7 – 12 years old $8, and Children 6 and under Free.

Contact Info:  All inquiries can be directed to Garet Studer, Everett CC Athletic Director, gstuder@everettcc.edu., 425-388-9328     

About Northwest Athletic Conference - The NWAC is the athletic governing body of 36 Community Colleges in Washington (23), Oregon (11), Idaho (1), and British Columbia (1).  The conference provides administrative oversight of 15 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports and 10 championship events. There are over 280 teams competing each year in the Northwest Athletic Conference and over 3900 community college student-athletes participate in NWAC athletics. 

About Snohomish County Sports Commission - The SCSC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization.  The Snohomish County Sports Commission works to enhance Snohomish County's economy, image as a premier sports destination, and way of life for its residents by attracting diverse regional, national and international athletic events, assisting existing athletic events, supporting development of new athletic events and facilities, and marketing recreational and leisure activities to athletic event organizers and participants.  For more information, visit www.snocosports.org.

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