As the Grace College men’s basketball team prepare for their first game in the 2015 NAIA Div. II National Basketball Championships this week in Branson, Mo., here’s a story from the online news site, Ink Free News. A portion of the story is included below. Click here for the complete article.
GRACE MEN SET FOR TOURNEY PLAY
WINONA LAKE – The Grace College men’s basketball team is set to embark on the 2015 NAIA Div. II National Basketball Championships this week.
The Lancers open the tournament on Thursday at 11:15 a.m. (ET) against the No. 7-seeded Bellevue (Neb.).
The Lancers (21-10) are to making their sixth trip to NAIA Nationals in the past eight years under head coach Jim Kessler. Grace’s last trip in 2013 resulted in a run to the national semifinals. Grace received an at-large berth to the tournament despite losing its last three games of the season.
The Lancers have relied on balanced scoring and a tenacious defense this year. Among NAIA Div. II teams, Grace ranks No. 6 in guarding the 3-point line (31.2 percent) and No. 9 in scoring defense (64.2 points per game).
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