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Eastern Eliminated From Division III Men's Tourney

Susquehanna sank 23 of 27 free throws and Eastern Connecticut State shot 36.2 percent from the floor as the River Hawks advanced in the NCAA Division III men's basketball tournament with a 72-67 second-round victory Saturday night.

A winner of six straight entering the game — including a first-round victory over MIT Friday night — Eastern (21-9) never led after the opening minutes but tied the game four minutes into the second half. Susquehanna (23-5) then went on a 12-4 run and led 56-46 with seven minutes to go. Eastern came back and made it a one possession game twice inside the final 36 seconds, but Susquehanna converted five of six free throws to advance to the Sweet 16 for the...