Coach of Fairleigh Dickinson rival ineligible for NCAA Tournament on Knights' success: 'I'm happy for them'
March 19, 2023 at 14:28
Merrimack College defeated Fairleigh Dickinson in the Northeast Conference Tournament and under normal circumstances it would’ve been the Warriors getting the chance to upset Purdue in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
The Knights made the conference tournament final and lost by two points to the Warriors.
But because Merrimack moved from Division II to Division I, they are ineligible to compete in the NCAA Tournament or the NIT until 2023-24.
Fairleigh Dickinson, the No.
16 seed in the tournament, pulled off an incredible upset of No.
He added that he was happy for the Knights for their upset victory.
"I think the reactions most people are looking for aren’t what they’re going to get out of me.
I’m happy for the league.
I think people really kind s--- on our league a lot this year.
When every team is playing 4-5 guarantee games and your league starts out 0-40, your metrics are never going to catch up to the leagues.
Gallo told CBS Sports he was "happy" to see the Knights win.
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