The college basketball regular season is nearing its end. The Franklin & Marshall, Lancaster Bible and Elizabethtown men's and women's hoops team play their final games Saturday.
The Millersville men's and women's squads each have four games left and will complete the season March 2.
Here's a look at the chances each of the teams have to make their conference playoffs.
The MU men have clinched a playoff berth. The top six teams in the PSAC East make the postseason and the Marauders are currently fourth with a 9-7 league record. With four games left, MU is two games ahead of Kutztown and Lock Haven, which are tied for fifth.
If Millersville remains in fourth, they will host a first-round playoff game March 4. The top two teams get a bye, No. 3 hosts No. 6 and No. 4 hosts No. 5.
The Millersville women, who are 7-9 in the PSAC, are battling for a playoff spot. They are in a three-way tie for fourth place with Lock Haven and Shippensburg, and East Stroudsburg is just one game back of that trio.
MU holds the tiebreaker with Ship having beaten the Raiders twice. They beat East Stroud and lost to Lock Haven and will play both teams again before the season’s end.
In the Marauders final four games, MU hosts first-place Bloomsburg (Saturday), second-place Kutztown (Wednesday), visits Lock Haven (Feb. 23) and finishes the regular season hosting East Stroudsburg (March 2).
FRANKLIN & MARSHALL
The F&M men, who are 8-9 in league play, are tied for the fifth and final Centennial Conferennce playoff spot with Washington College and Dickinson. The three teams are one game behind fourth place Muhlenberg.
The Diplomats can earn a postseason berth on Saturday, the last day of the regular season. But they will need help.
F&M must win at Ursinus and have either Dickinson beat Washington or Gettysburg defeat Muhlenberg.
The F&M women (9-10, Centennial, 12-12 overall) are in seventh place in the conference with one game remaining and will not make the playoffs.
They finish their season Saturday at Ursinus.
The E-town women (10-3 Landmark Conference, 17-6 overall) are in second place. The Blue Jays are one game back of first-place Scranton with one game remaining on the schedule.
The Blue Jays could tie Scranton with a win against Moravian when they host the Greyhounds Saturday and a loss by Scranton to Goucher.
But that is unlikely since Goucher is 0-13 in league play and just 5-19 overall.
Either way, the Blue Jays will host a Landmark Conference semifinal game Wednesday. The championship on Feb. 23 will be hosted by the highest remaining seed.
The E-town men (5-8, 10-13) are in seventh place in the Landmark conference with one game remaining and will not make the postseason.
The LBC men have earned a spot in the North Eastern Athletic Conference playoffs. The Chargers (11-4 conference, 14-10 overall) are in first place in the NEAC’s South Division.
LBC hosts Penn State Abington Saturday in its final regular -season game.
The Chargers get a bye in the first round of the playoffs. LBC will participate conference Final Four hosted by Morrisville (New York) State Feb. 23-24.
The LBC women, who did not make the postseason, complete their season Saturday against Penn State Abington.