SAGU returns to NAIA National Tournament for the fourth time
In the first round, the Lions will play no. 8 ranked Martin Methodist (Tennessee) on Wednesday, March 18 at 10:30pm. Martin Methodist is the Southern States Athletic Tournament Champion. The RedHawks are 28-4 for the season and ranked no. 7 in the final NAIA national coaches’ poll of the season.
SAGU finished fourth in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC). In the semi-finals of the SAC tournament, the Lions lost to Mid-America Christian University in overtime, 98-92. SAGU is now 22-10 for the season and ranked no. 25 in the NAIA.
If the Lions win, round two will be played on Friday, March 13 at 4:30pm. All games will be played at the Municipal Auditorium in downtown Kansas City, Mo.
All of the national championship action will be video-streamed live on NAIANetwork.com. The championship final will be broadcast for a second-straight year on ESPN3 at 7 p.m. on March 24.
Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.