Emory men's basketball hosts opening rounds of NCAA D-III tournament
Emory Report | Feb. 26, 2018
Emory men's basketball has been selected to host the opening two rounds of the 2018 NCAA D-III Tournament. The action begins with two games on Friday, March 2, in the Woodruff P.E. Center, followed by Saturday's second-round contest.
Emory men's basketball has been selected to host the opening two rounds of the 2018 NCAA D-III Tournament. The action begins with two games on Friday, March 2, in the Woodruff P.E. Center, followed by Saturday's second-round contest. First-round match-ups will see LeTourneau University take on Hanover College, followed by Emory squaring off against Berry College. Times are listed below.
Emory concluded the regular season with an overall record of 21-4 and finished second in the University Athletic Association with a 12-2 ledger, the second-highest win total in school history for league play. The Eagles have won their last five outings and are coming off a 71-61 triumph at Rochester on Saturday. This year marks the sixth straight and seventh overall trip to the postseason for the Emory program.
Berry College landed an automatic berth to the postseason after winning the Southern Athletic Assoication Tournament this past weekend. The Vikings entered their league championship as the No. 8 seed but upended top-seeded Centre College in the quarterfinals before defeating Birmingham Southern in the semifinals and Hendrix College (88-78) in the title contest.
LeTourneau, a member of the American Southwest Conference (ASC) posts an overall record of 23-4. The YellowJackets won the East Division of the league with a 16-2 slate, but fell in the semifinals to East Texas Baptist University in the ASC Tournament.
Hanover College played its way to an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament after winning its second straight Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament, defeating Rose-Hulman by an 80-70 count. The Panthers beging the postseason with a mark of 22-6.
Friday, March 2
- 5:30 p.m.: LeTourneau University vs. Hanover College
- 7:30 p.m.: Emory University vs. Berry College
- 7:00 p.m.: LeTourneau/Hanover winner vs. Emory/Berry winner