March Madness is fast approaching Kosciusko County, Indiana. Grace College, Winona Lake, who hosts the 2016 NCCAA Div. I Men’s and Women’s Basketball National Championships, is preparing for the tournament.
The unique national event, held March 16-19 at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center, features 16 of the premier men’s and women’s college basketball teams in the nation. The MOCC will host 24 basketball games over four days, culminating with Championship Saturday to crown both a men’s and women’s national champion.
Wednesday and Thursday of the national tournaments consists of eight games apiece, tipping off at 8:30 a.m. and running until after 10 p.m. Last year’s tournaments saw Colorado Christian take the men’s national title and Lee (Tenn.) win the women’s banner. Grace’s men’s basketball team finished as the national runners-up in 2014.
Tickets for the event are $30 for a four-day pass or $10 for a one-day pass. Children and students can purchase a discounted $5 one-day pass. Call (574) 372-5100 ext. 6266 for ticket or sponsor information. Visit the official tournament website at www.GCLancers.com/nccaa for more information.
Tournament sponsors Zimmer Biomet and DePuy Synthes are included on the tournament logo, which was designed by Brandpoet, the marketing arm of Grace College.