City College men’s basketball heading to the playoffs

The Knights earned the 18th seed in the postseason tournament.


The Knights are heading to the playoffs after beating Imperial Valley College 112-84 last Friday night. By Brian Mohler/City Times

Vicky Pineda, Assistant Sports Editor

The San Diego City College men’s basketball team is going to the postseason for the sixth straight year.

The Knights (16-12) will play at Santa Monica College (17-11) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the first round of the CCCAA Southern California Regionals. 

“We’re taking it one game at a time,” said freshmen forward Robby Robinson during a press conference following a 75-49 victory over Grossmont College on Feb. 8. “That is what it comes down to, trusting each other.”

City College earned the 18th seed in the 20-team postseason tournament after finishing in second place behind seventh seed Southwestern College (24-4).

Expectations might be high after the Knights won the state championship in 2016-17 and returned to the final in 2017-18, but players said that won’t weigh the team down. 

“We know we are the underdogs,” said point guard NaShom Carter during the Feb. 8 press conference. “But we have to come out and stay hungry.”

The winner of Wednesday night’s game will face No. 2-seeded East Los Angeles (24-4) on Saturday.