SNHU captures NE10 crown,earns automatic NCAA bid

MANCHESTER – For just the third time in program history, Southern New Hampshire has been crowned Northeast-10 Conference champions as the No. 5 Penmen defeated No. 6 Southern Connecticut State, 75-60, on Saturday afternoon at the Stan Spirou Field House.

With the win, SNHU earns the league’s automatic bid to the Division II NCAA tournament. The Penmen will learn their seed and match-up at the NCAA Selection Show on Sunday at 11:00 pm.

SNHU used a 15-4 run in the first half and 15-4 run to start the second half to propel the Penmen to the victory.

Preston Santos paced the Penmen with 20 points, while Kurtis Henderson (16), Matt Becht (15) and Derrick Grant Jr. (13) also netted double-digits.

Becht was named the 2024 NE10 Championship Most Outstanding Player and was joined on the NE10 All-Championship Team by Santos.

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