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Men’s Basketball Team Set for Sweet 16 Showdown

Coach Landry Kosmalski speaks with Nate Shafer '20

Head coach Landry Kosmalski received Centennial Conference Coach of the Year honors for the third time in four seasons.

(Update 3/9/19 - Thanks to a 69-65 victory over Nichols College, the Swarthmore men's basketball team is heading to the Division III Final Four for the first time in program history)

KYW NewsradioSwarthmore Hoops heads to D3 Sweet 16

In a postseason tournament, every team’s mantra is “survive and advance.” Right now, the Swarthmore College men’s basketball team, which was ranked sixth in the final poll, is thriving.

Coming off a record-breaking performance against 12th-ranked MIT that included 13 consecutively made three-pointers and a team field goal percentage of 72.5, the Garnet now have their sights set on fifth-ranked Randolph-Macon, whom they will face Friday on the campus of Amherst College. That contest—and a potential game on Saturday evening, should the Garnet advance—will be streamed live here.

A win Friday would put Swarthmore in the national quarterfinal and match last season’s result, the best in program history.

Seventh-year head coach Landry Kosmalski recently spoke with Matt Leon of KYW Newsradio about the team’s performance against MIT and his expectations moving forward.

“Obviously, that’s what you hope for and a lot of things came together,” he says. “Besides the shooting, I think just overall our game, defensively and sharing the ball and staying locked in despite a big lead, I think all the mental and psychological aspects of the game are what we were most pleased with.”

Listen to the full interview:

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