By Lindey Young, sports information graduate assistant
KANSAS CITY, Mo.- The Tigers punched their ticket to the semifinals, as they face
Mid-America Christian (Okla.) in the 2016 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's
Basketball National Fab Four matchup at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, March 21 at the
The first 30 games of the national championship will be
video-streamed live at www.NAIANetwork.com, the NAIA's official
video-streaming platform powered by Stretch Internet. The championship final
will air on ESPN3 for the third-straight season on Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30
Fans will also be able to follow the NAIA Fab Four on the Campbellsville
University Sports Network, 88.7 The Tiger, as Jay Turner, Matt Payton and
Benji Kelly will call the action (www.wlcufm.com).
Campbellsville reached the NAIA Quarterfinal for the first time
since 2008 when the Tigers made a Fab Four run - the longest in CU men's
No. 6 seed Campbellsville (25-10, 8-8 MSC) vs. No. 4 seed Mid-America
Christian (26-9, 12-6 SAC)
The Tigers and the Evangels have never met before in regular or post season
CU is averaging 86 points per game throughout championship, two points
higher than the regular season (84.3). Sekou Harris leads team with 37
total points, averaging 18.5 a game in the first three rounds of the NAIA
The Tigers rank fifth in the NAIA in total 3-point field goals made (332).
With the Mid-South Conference Freshman of the Year, Hagen Tyler,
ranking third in total 3s made (110). Tyler lit up the nets against
quarterfinal opponent, Carroll College, hitting five 3-point field goals
(5-of-8) - his best long-range performance since recording six 3s against
Shawnee State on January, 28th.
Dii'jon Allen-Jordan ranks fourth and sixth in total rebounds (331) and total
blocks (66), respectively. Allen-Jordan leads the team in points per game
(17.1), rebounds (9.4), steals (1.6) and blocks (1.8) - recording his 15th
double-double against Carroll.
The Mid-South Conference has two teams represented in the Fab Four -
Georgetown College and Campbellsville.
Mid-America Christian is making its second-ever appearance in the NAIA
national tournament with their first-ever Fab Four appearance in program
The Evangels are ranked fourth in the NAIA in total assists (572), total
scoring (3,138) and offensive rebounding (1,444).
Nick Tate leads the team in scoring and rebounds per contest, averaging 15.6
and grabbing 6.7 boards. Malcolm Mann ranks No. 9 in the NAIA in total assist
(172) and total steals (64), while leading the team, dishing out 5 assists
per contest and 1.8 steals.
Byron Miller is sixth in total points (64) in the NAIA national tournament,
scoring a game-high 26 points against Park (Mo.) in the first round.
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