Calvin Men’s Basketball Defeats Olivet to Advance to MIAA Tournament Game Against Hope
Saturday, February 18, 2012
OLIVET - The Calvin men’s basketball team advanced to the MIAA Tournament with an 81-74 victory at Olivet Saturday afternoon at the Cutler Events Center. With the win, Calvin improves to 13-12 overall and more importantly to 8-6 in the MIAA. Calvin gained the fourth seed for the MIAA Tournament as Adrian defeated Albion 71-55 on Saturday evening to allow Calvin to finish one game ahead of (7-7) Albion in the final league standings. Calvin will travel to rival Hope for a Wednesday night MIAA Tournament semifinal game at 7:30 p.m. In its win over Olivet Saturday, Calvin was led by sophomore center Tyler Kruis who tallied a double-double with a career-high 20 points and 11 rebounds. Kruis was one of four Calvin players to notch double-digits in scoring as junior David Rietema had a career-high 12 points while junior Matt DeBoer had 12 points and junior Bryan Powell 10 points. Junior Tom Snikkers had eight points to move past Kevin Broene and into 17th place on the Calvin career scoring list.
Tickets for Wednesday’s game will be on sale at Calvin’s website (www.calvin.edu/boxoffice), and at the Box Office on Monday and Tuesday, February 20 and 21 from 9:00am until 5:00pm. If available they will be sold through Hope’s Box Office on Wednesday and at the door to the game.
Ticket Prices: General Admission tickets are FREE for MIAA students with student ID. General Admission tickets are $3.00 for any college faculty/staff and students, High School students and children, and $5.00 for all others.