The University of Maine at Fort Kent men’s and women’s basketball teams have qualified to compete in the USCAA National Tournament for the first time since the 2019-2020 season. The tournament will take place March 10th-14th in Richmond, VA, and is hosted by Richard Bland College and Virginia State University.

The women’s team qualifies as the #3 seed in the tournament with a 12-9 overall record. The Bengals improved by 11 wins this season under first-year head coach Michael Mader and are led on the court by senior captains Coreeahn Yharbrough and Hannah Jones. The UMFK women will play #6 seed Salem University (WV) in the first round on Sunday, March 10th, at 3:00 p.m. at Richard Bland College.

The UMFK men will compete as the #8 seed with an 11-13 record. Head Coach Carly Flowers oversaw a nine-game improvement in her second season. Sophomore Aiden Grady (16.8 ppg) and junior Jordan Guerrero (12.2 ppg) lead the Bengals in scoring. They will play #1 seed The Apprentice School (Newport News, VA) in the first round on Sunday, March 10th at 5:00 pm at Virginia State University.

More information on the tournament, including game schedules and ticketing, can be found on the USCAA website.