SAGU takes on Dallas Baptist in hoops
Berth in NCCAA Nationals at stake
Video and LiveStats acess available for fans
LAKEWOOD, Colorado -- Two schools that are only separated by a thirty-minute drive will meet nearly 700 miles away for the right to play in the NCCAA Nationals next week in Northern Indiana.
Southwestern Assemblies of God University (25-9), the #2 seed at the Central Regionals in Denver, will take on top-seeded Dallas Baptist University (17-13) tonight at 6:00pm (CST).
The teams haven't played each other since the spring of 2010. That year at the Central Regionals at SAGU, the Lions shocked the top-seeded Patriots, 92-87, in front of a partisan and packed house at the Sheaffer Center.
DBU was the top-seed and ranked #1 in the regional field. SAGU was 12-18 and seeded eighth. James Ford (28 points) and Ronald Horne (21 pts) were the hot hands as Southwestern knocked down 13 three-pointers to win a huge game between the neighboring schools.
The Patriots won the NCCAA championship in 2011, and are the defending national champs.
Fans can view the game via livestream video ($8 fee) at the following link:
LiveStats, a free text version of the game's play-by-play, complete with a scoreboard and game clock, is also available.
Click on the "live stats" link next to the DBU vs. SAGU game under the men's schedule.
Winners at six regionals, along with two at-large teams, will play at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana during March 14-17 in the National Christian College Athletic Association nationals.
A year ago the SAGU Lady Lions lost in the regionals yet were awarded a berth at nationals due to their high ranking. They regouped to go 2-1 in Indiana to finish third.