SAGU Lions clinch RRAC title
Waxahachie, Texas — February 27, 2013 — The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) men’s basketball team won their first ever league title since joining the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC). They have earned an automatic seat in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division I National Championship.
Picked to finish third in the pre-season coaches' poll, the Lions finished no. 1 in the RRAC after defeating Wiley College 86-87 on Saturday, March 23. They will play in the RRAC tournament hosted at SAGU March 1-2, 4. The winner of the tournament will also earn a berth at NAIA's National Championship.
The Lions (26-4) are ranked no. 7 in the NAIA and will travel to Kansas City, Mo., for the NAIA National Championships. The event will be held at the Kansas City Municipal Auditorium March 13-19.
Seniors Nathaniel Duce Ward and James Ford received honors for Senior Night. SAGU Men's Head Basketball Coach Donnie Bostwick says, “Senior Night is always a special day for our coaching staff. We have sowed much into these young men. To see them already blossoming as leaders and men of God is so meaningful.”
Bostwick continues, “The win is just a byproduct of the men they have become,” he continued. “It’s revealed in the leadership they bring into the locker room, in our devotions, in our worship, and on the floor.”
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Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) 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 60 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.