Wichita, Kan. - (Bracket: Updated 2/23/13) - Dates and times for this coming KCAC Men's Basketball postseason conference tournament have been changed. Friday, February 22nd will mark the tipoff of the four quarterfinal match-ups starting the march to Championship Monday when the conference will crown its postseason men's champion on February 25 at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas.
University of Saint Mary hosts McPherson College at 7:00 p.m. in Leavenworth. Sterling College hosts Southwestern College at 7:00 p.m. in Sterling. Friends University hosts Bethany College at 6:00 p.m. in Wichita. Tabor College hosts Ottawa University at 6:00 p.m. in Hillsboro.
Quarterfinal #1: 7:00 p.m., Leavenworth, Kansas
The KCAC Tournament #8 seed McPherson College (12-17, 6-12) travels to Leavenworth to take on the tournament #1 seed University of Saint Mary (22-7, 16-2).
McPherson heads into the tournament splitting their last two regular season games defeating Bethel and losing to Sterling. Saint Mary defeated McPherson on January 3, 87-83, in McPherson and then again on February 2, 72-60, in Leavenworth. Saint Mary heads into the tournament as the #1 seed winning their last five of their last six games of the regular season.
Quarterfinal #2: 6:00 p.m., Wichita, Kansas
#5 seed Bethany College (12-14, 8-10) travels to Wichita to take on the #4 seed Friends University (16-12, 13-5).
Bethany finished the regular season with a victory over #3 seeded Sterling College in Sterling to grab the #5 tournament seed. Friends took both regular season matchups against the Swedes (67-53 on January 10, 75-69 on February 9). The Falcons have won 10 of their last 13 games, with losses coming against #1 seeded Saint Mary and #2 seeded Tabor.
Quarterfinal #3: 7:00 p.m., Sterling, Kansas
#6 seed Southwestern College (16-13, 7-11) travels to Sterling to face the tournament #3 seed Sterling College (19-10, 13-5).
Southwestern begins postseason play winning their last 2 out of 5 games of the Season. Sterling defeated Southwestern in their first matchup on December 6, 83-74, in Sterling and in their second matchup the Moundbuilders lost to the Warriors, 76-59, on January 26 in Winfield. Sterling ends the regular season with a loss at home against Bethany College; they are 2-3 in February.
Quarterfinal #4: 6:00 p.m., Hillsboro, Kansas
#7 seed Ottawa University (9-19, 6-12) travels to Hillsboro to face the #2 seed Tabor College (15-2, 14-4).
Ottawa is going into the postseason play with only two wins in their last 10 games. Tabor won both their regular season matchups against Ottawa, the first time on January 3, 75-68, in Hillsboro and the second game on February 2, 77-75 OT, in Ottawa. Tabor heads into the postseason play winning their last seven conference games.
Semifinal games will be played Saturday, February 23. The top advancing seeds in each half of the bracket will host these semifinal games on their home courts at 5:00 p.m.
Please contact KCAC Assistant Commissioner Robert Brennecke with any questions.