For the seventh consecutive season, the Westminster men’s basketball team is heading to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Tournament. This year’s tournament will be held in Louisville, Kentucky at the campus of Spalding University. The semifinals games will take place on Friday, February 28, with the championship game on Saturday, March 1.
The tournament includes the top four finishers in regular season conference play, MacMurray College, Spalding University, Webster University and Westminster College, with the tournament champion earning an automatic qualifying bid to the NCAA Tournament. MacMurray and Webster will play at 6:00 p.m. EST, followed by Westminster vs. Spalding at 8:00 p.m. EST. The championship game time is TBD.
The Blue Jays come into the tournament as the fourth seed after finishing the season with a 14-11 overall record and an 11-7 conference record. They will face the number one seed, Spalding. Spalding finished the season with a 18-7 conference record. The Blue Jays fell both times while facing Spalding in regular season play. Just last weekend the Blue Jays fell 69-66 as Spalding hit a buzzer-beater from the Blue Jays’ three-point line. Earlier in the season the Blue Jays’ took Spalding into double overtime, but lost 85-82.
The Blue Jays have won three SLIAC Tournament championships and have appeared in 16 tournaments. They are 16-12 in SLIAC Tournament play.
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