Webster Men’s Basketball Host SLIAC Tournament Feb. 27-28

| February 27, 2015
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) men's basketball tournament on Feb. 27-28. The Gorloks will take on #4 Fontbonne University in the second semi-final at 8:00 p.m., while No. 2 Spalding University (Kentucky) takes on  No. 3 MacMurray College (Illinois) in the first semi-final at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27 at Grant Gymnasium.

No. 1-seeded Webster University hosts the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball tournament on Feb. 27-28 at Grant Gymnasium.

After a thrilling finish to the regular season that culminated in securing the No. 1 seed, the Webster University men’s basketball team will host the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) men’s basketball tournament on Feb. 27-28. The Gorloks will take on No. 4 Fontbonne University in the second semi-final at 8 p.m., while No. 2 Spalding University (Kentucky) takes onĀ  No. 3 MacMurray College (Illinois) in the first semi-final at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, at Grant Gymnasium.

The winners of the semi-final games will face off for the championship on Saturday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m., with the winner getting an automatic berth in the 2015 NCAA III Championships.

Read the full story on the Webster Athletics site for team previews.

Admission

Webster University students will be admitted to the tournament for free with a valid Webster I.D. General admission to the tournament is $5 for adults and $2 for children (ages 5-16) and other students with school I.D. Children under 5 are admitted free.

For those who can not make the tournament, all three games will be video-streamed by Webster.

Tournament Preview

Courtesy of the SLIAC Sports Information:

The top seed in the 2015 SLIAC Men’s Basketball Tournament was not decided until the final minutes of the regular season, as there was a three-way tie between Webster, Spalding, and MacMurray at 13-5 records for first place. In addition, the fourth seed into the tournament was not decided until the final night as well with Fontbonne grabbing the spot. All of this late-season action should lead to a wild 2015 SLIAC Men’s Basketball Tournament. Webster secured the top seed in the tournament by virtue of the conference tiebreaker.

Tournament Tidbits

Webster University:

  • Hosting the tournament for the first time since 2012.
  • Making their conference-best 18th tournament appearance, having gone 8-15 all-time in the tournament.
  • Has won the tournament title twice in program history, including last year.
  • Was 4-2 against the tournament field in the regular season.

Fontbonne University:

  • Making their 12th tournament appearance, but its first since 2009, going 16-7 all-time.
  • Have a conference high five tournament titles but are looking for their first title since 2009.
  • Went 2-4 against tournament teams during the regular season, splitting with Spalding and MacMurray, and going 0-2 vs. the Gorloks.

MacMurray College:

  • Making their 15th SLIAC Tournament appearance, with a 14-12 all-time mark.
  • Has two SLIAC Tournament titles in program history, winning in 1993 and 1999.
  • Went 3-3 against the tournament teams.

Spalding University:

  • Making their third consecutive SLIAC Tournament appearance, having gone 3-1 in tournament history.
  • Looking for their second tournament championship, previously winning in 2013.
  • Lost all three re-matches after winning each of the regular season’s first meetings against tournament teams.

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