Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

02/29/2012 -- CCAC men’s basketball team heads to NJCAA Division III Region XX tournament as #1 seed

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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Allegheny Campus men’s basketball team is heading to Maryland to play in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Region XX Tournament as the #1 seed. The tournament, which tips off March 2 will take place at rival Prince George’s Community College in Largo, MD. 

The three-day tournament will feature two CCAC basketball players who have been pivotal to the college’s #1 seeding, point guard Ajani Ogbonna and shooting guard Marcus Smith. The dynamic duo put up a combined total of 60 points in last weekend’s nail-biting 75–76 overtime loss to Community College of Beaver County in the Conference Championship. 

Ogbonna, a General Studies major now in his second year at CCAC, is the nation’s #2 leading NCJAA scorer, averaging 26.9 points per game. In addition, he also holds the school record of single highest points scored in a game, putting up 55 points against Potomac State College of West Virginia University during a game played on February 15 of this year. 

CCAC will begin tournament play with a 3:00 match on Saturday, March 3, when they will take on the winners of the March 2 match between #4 Montgomery College–Takoma Park and #5 Anne Arundel Community College. The championship match will take place Sunday, March 4. 

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit www.ccac.edu to learn more.