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Heading east: Whitworth men’s basketball to play St. John’s Fisher in first round of NCAA Division III tourney in Pennsylvania

The Division III NCAA Tournament selection committee either has a sense of irony or history – or perhaps both. That’s because on Monday it opted to send the Whitworth men’s basketball team to a pod with Swarthmore College, the team the Pirates were slated to face in the Round of 16 three years ago, when the sports world shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.