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Herkimer Generals men's basketball gears up for national tournament

The team left Tuesday, bound for Rochester, Minnesota to take part in the NJCAA Division 3 Championships.

Posted: Mar. 13, 2019 1:11 PM

HERKIMER, N.Y. -- The Herkimer Generals men's basketball team is gearing up for the national tournament.

The team left Tuesday, bound for Rochester, Minnesota to take part in the NJCAA Division 3 Championships.

Herkimer enters the tourney as the No. 2 seed with a record of 28-1.

They beat local rival MVCC on March 3 to take home the Region 3 title, and advance to junior college's big dance for the second straight year.

Before they left, Sports Director Spencer Davidson had the chance to catch up with the team to discuss their mindset heading in.

“We're excited, to have the guys have the opportunity to play in from of many college coaches from the four-year schools is a great experience for them. It's a three game tournament, we play three games no matter what so I think we're going in pretty relaxed and we'd like to have fun for a few days,” said Matt Lee.

“Very excited, three games in three days, it's going to be fun. We can play many ways, we can play fast, we can play slow depending on our opponent and then we'll offset that and play the way we can play,” Derrick Felder said.

“Very excited, it's been a blessing the whole year, we just want to get to the national tournament and win it all. The confidence is high, but it's key to stay humble and not be too cocky or too overconfident, anything can happen in this tournament so we've just got to come, play our game and stick to the game plan,” said Arnold Agard.

The Generals take on No. 7 Sandhills in the first round Wednesday at 3 p.m.

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