The team features Division I transfers Thomas Young (Plymouth-Whitemarsh and UMBC) and Akida McLain (Penn Hills and Boston College). The game is on CBS tomorrow at 1 pm EST.
IUP moved into the NCAA Division II national championship game for the first time in school history with a 76-70 victory over St. Cloud State in the semifinals Thursday at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass.
The Crimson Hawks (33-2) will play Cal Poly Pomona in the championship game Saturday at 1 p.m. on CBS. The Broncos defeated Bentley 71-63 in Thursday’s second semifinal game. IUP had previously made it as far as the national semifinals in 1995 and 2002 but fell one step short of making it to the title game. St. Cloud State finished its season with a record of 29-6.