March Madness on the Mat

By wbng sports

March 12, 2012 Updated Mar 12, 2012 at 10:35 PM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton)

The BU men's basketball team only won 2 games this year.
But one of those victories came against a tournament team.
Vermont won the America East tournament Sunday against Stony Brook and will play Tuesday against Lamar in what is officially called a first round game.

5 members of the Binghamton University wrestling team are preparing for a little March Madness of their own.
Donnie Vinson is the number 4 seed at 149 pounds and Justin Lister is the 9th seed at 157 pounds.
184 pound Nate Schiedel, 197 pound Cody Reed and heavyweight Nick Gwiazdowski are unseeded.
Coach Pat Popolizio says his guys have been working hard and feels they are peaking at the right time.

"Sometimes guys get out to the tournament and they clam up and the right guy doesn't win all the time because of that. And that's something we're really focused on this year and staying relaxed and putting together a really good performance."

"He set us up into a position where we've wrestled literally the best guys. Donnie's wrestled one, two, three. I've wrestled I think six out of the top 8 guys in my weight and I know what to expect. There's no surprise when I get out there."

The guys will leave for St. Louis tomorrow afternoon.
The NCAA wrestling tournament starts Thursday and runs through Saturday, March 17th.

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