Calvin Men’s Basketball to face Washington U in 2nd Round NCAA III Tourney Game in St. Louis, MO
Monday, March 03, 2014
The Calvin men’s basketball team will face the second-ranked Bears of Washington University of St. Louis Saturday night at 8 p.m. (EST) in an NCAA III Second Round game. Both teams were victorious in first round action Friday night. Calvin defeated Wittenberg 66-51 while Washington University defeated Wilmington 100-69. Saturday’s game will mark the first meeting between the two teams in NCAA III Tournament play and the first meeting since November of 2007 when Calvin defeated the Bears 87-82 at the old Calvin Fieldhouse.
NCAA Second Round - #24 Calvin vs #2 Washington U. – 7 pm (CT)
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Washington University (22-3, 14-0 UAA) won its third-straight and 13th overall University Athletic Association (UAA) championship this season to earn the league’s automatic bid. The Bears are making their 18th NCAA appearance as a Division III school and 21st overall, and sport a 31-15 (.674) all-time post-season record in Division III play. Washington University was the 2008 and 2009 NCAA Division III National Champion.
Wilmington (18-8, 13-5 OAC) earned the automatic bid after winning the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) tournament title with a 69-63 win over John Carroll University. The Fightin’ Quakers have won six of their last seven games, and had a 65-63 win at NCAA Division I Miami University (Ohio) Nov. 23. Wilmington is making its second NCAA appearance with a 1-1 all-time record.
Wittenberg (21-5, 13-3 NCAC) earned an at-large bid after falling to No.8-ranked College of Wooster 71-63 in the championship game of the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Tournament. The Tigers, who had a season-long 11-game winning streak, are making their 27th NCAA appearance with an all-time record of 51-26. Wittenberg, the winningest team in NCAA Division III history with a 1,691-682 overall record, has made seven Final Four appearances and was the 1977 NCAA Division III National Champion.
Calvin (22-5, 12-2 MIAA) earned the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament with a 78-53 win at No. 24 Hope College in the championship game of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Tournament. The Knights are making their 19th NCAA appearance and have a 32-19 all-time NCAA record. Calvin has made four Final Four appearances and was the 1992 and 2000 NCAA Division III National Champion