In what will likely be one of the quickest visits to Canada by an NCAA Division 1 team ever, the defending Northeast conference champions and NCAA Division 1 tournament participants Fairleigh Dickinson Knights from Hillsdale, New Jersey (just north of Newark and New York City), will play only one game against a CIS opponent, this coming Saturday afternoon at 3 PM against McGill Redmen at Love Competition Hall. Knights also play Brookwood Elite at Brebeuf College on Sunday.
The 2015-16 Knights won 18 games, a 10-win improvement over the previous year, and earned the #2 seed in the NEC Tournament by finishing second in the regular season standings.
The Knights defeated Saint Francis U in the quarterfinals and Mount St. Mary’s in the semifinals before going on the road to defeat top-seeded Wagner in the NEC Championship Game.
FDU was placed in the NCAA Tournament’s East Regional as a #16 seed, traveling to Dayton, Ohio to play in the First Four against fellow #16 Florida Gulf Coast.
The NEC Tournament title and NCAA Tournament berth were the first for FDU in 11 years. The Knights last championship and NCAA appearance came in 2005.
Stay up-to-date with the Knights on their visit to Montreal by following FDUKnights.com and through social media @FDUKnights.