The Stockton Arena will be host to eight California Collegiate Athletic Association men and women’s basketball teams this upcoming weekend. The semifinals will take place Friday, March 5th, with finals on Saturday, March 6th.
The California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) was established in December 1938 and has been the most successful Division II intercollegiate athletic conference in the nation. The association currently has 13 members, one of which is not in the CSU system. The members include CSU Pomona, CSU Chico, CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU East Bay, CSU Los Angeles, CSU Monterey Bay, CSU San Bernardino, CSU San Marcos, CSU Stanislaus, UC San Diego, Humboldt, San Francisco State, and Sonoma State.
Humboldt State will face off against Cal State LA and Pomona will face UC San Diego.
Pomona and UC San Diego are currently ranked in the top-10 of the west region—Pomona ranked seventh and UC San Diego ranked third—while Humboldt State and Cal State LA ranked outside of the top-10.
The men of Cal State LA are hoping to become the first No. 8 seed to win the CCAA tournament championship. Pomona was the only other No. 8 seed to advance to the tournament in 2008, winning against Dominguez Hills only to lose to UC San Diego in the finals.
CSU San Bernardino will face off against CSU Dominguez Hills while CSU East Bay will go up against UC San Diego.
In the women’s western regional rankings, UC San Diego is ranked third, Cal State East Bay is ranked sixth and Dominguez Hills is ranked seventh while San Bernardino is out of the top-10 ranks.
East Bay defeated Humboldt State Tuesday night making it their 12th straight win this season and are hoping to add the CCAA Champions to their list of wins.
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