Pace Magazine

Setter Basketball Returns to the Big Dance

July 11, 2022
Pace coach Carrie Seymor talking to women's basketball team courtside

Not familiar with the Big Dance? We mean the NCAA tournament. The men’s and women’s basketball teams represented Pace on the national stage in 2021–22, both earning at-large bids to their respective NCAA tournaments.

The women, led by head coach Carrie Seymour and All-MBWA Division II Player of the Year Lauren Schetter ’21, ’24, were crowned the regular season champions of the NE-10 Southwest Division, and advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2001 and for only the third time in school history.

The Setters also led Seymour, who just finished her 30th season at the helm, to career win number 500 this season; she currently sits at 35th on the all-time Division II wins list.

Head coach Matt Healing and the men’s basketball team won the NE10 Southwest Division Regular Season title for the first time in program history as the Blue and Gold went unbeaten divisionally. Healing and the Setters won their first NCAA Tournament game since 2002 before losing in overtime to Bentley University.

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