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Tornados advance to second round of NCAA

Tournament March 9 at The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton

Men's Tornado Basketball continues to be a force in NCAA competition, beating the Tigers of Trinity University on March 2 to advance to the second round of NCAA play this weekend in Belton against American Southwest Conference (ASC) rival The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) Crusaders.

The Saturday, March 9 game will be the fourth meeting of the season between the two teams. UMHB won both regular season meetings before Concordia edged the Cru 80-76 to win the ASC Tournament Championship Game on February 23 and earn a spot in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

This is the farthest the team has gone as a member of the American Southwest Conference (ASC), of which Concordia has been a member since 1999. Concordia men’s basketball realized a national championship in 1983 as a member of the National Little College Athletic Association.*

Saturday’s game time is 7 pm.  Gates open at 5 pm. The winner of this Saturday's NCAA tournament game will advance to the Sectional Round on March 16.

 

Send off the team Friday

Join the rest of the CTX community on Friday, March 8 for a send-off party sponsored by Subway® in front of the Field House starting at 11:30 am.

Attend the Game

Click here for directions to the Mayborn Center on the UMHB campus. Fans will need to purchase tickets at the door. No passes are allowed for NCAA tournament events. Ticket prices are as follows:

$6         Adults

$3         Students and Senior Citizens (ID required)

Free     Children under age 2

We’d like to remind all fans that the NCAA has strict rules regarding conduct at events.  Noise makers are not permitted.

Ride the Fan Bus

Sponsored by University Federal Credit Union, this charted bus ride to Belton includes dinner at Schoepf's BBQ in Belton before the game and a CTX fan shirt.  Details are posted at alumni.concordia.edu/UFCUFanBus. Space is limited. Reserve your spot now for just $10.

Can't make the game?  Watch the live stream at:  http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/umhb.portal#

*correction printed March 6, 2013

Posted by melinda.brasher@concordia.edu • Mar. 04, 2013

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