Thursday, March 5, 2015

Spalding to Face No. 11 Emory in NCAA Division III National Tournament; Centre College Snubbed

The Spalding Golden Eagles will travel to Atlanta for a game against No. 11 Emory in the NCAA Division III National Tournament.

Spalding faces Emory tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. EST.

Here are details from SU:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Spalding University men's basketball team will head to No. 11 Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. for their NCAA Tournament First Round matchup. The Golden Eagles will take on Emory Friday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m. EST at the Woodruff P.E. Center.

Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for students w/ID, senior citizens and children 2-12, and children under 2 are free. If you can't make the trip to Atlanta you can watch the game LIVE HERE.

The Golden Eagles (18-9; 13-5) earned SLIAC's automatic bid by winning the SLIAC Tournament Championship Saturday night in St. Louis over Fontbonne University, 58-51.  This marks the second time in the past three seasons the Golden Eagles have punched a ticket to the big dance.

Spalding is led by the back court of SLIAC First Team All-Conference guards Brandon Gabriel and Brandon Goeing. Gabriel, this past week's SLIAC Tournament MVP, is second on the team in scoring averaging 14.6 points per game, while passing out 3.0 assists and grabbing 4.1 boards. The sharpshooting Goeing leads the Golden Eagles netting 15.1 points per game, while connecting on 37.7 percent of attempts from beyond the arc.

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Centre College was snubbed despite a 21-5 overall record.

The Colonels were regular season co-champions of the Southern Athletic Association conference with an 11-3 record, but suffered a two-point loss in the SAA Tournament.

Here's the complete bracket and a closer look at Spalding's pod (click to enlarge):

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