Friday, February 25, 2011

Bishops to host Greensboro in USA South Tournament game Friday

If college basketball is more your thing, check out some key hoop action Friday evening at N.C. Wesleyan.

After wrapping up the 2011 USA South Conference regular season championship and No. 1 seed in this week’s conference tournament last weekend, the Battling Bishops are set to make a run toward the NCAA tournament this weekend.

The Blue and Gold (19-6) earned a bye in Tuesday’s first round which saw Greensboro, Ferrum and Christopher Newport all advance to tonight's semifinal round.

The second- and third-seeded Panthers and Captains, respectively, easily dispatched their opening round opponents by a combined margin of 41 points. Ferrum defeated Averett 70-47, while CNU handled Shenandoah 84-66.

The Blue and Gold, which has 11 of its 12 roster players from the state of North Carolina (seven from eastern N.C.), will play host to fifth-seeded Greensboro, which traveled to Methodist Tuesday and came away with a 62-59 decision.

The Bishops and The Pride will play at 7 p.m. in Everett Gymnasium for the right to play in Sunday’s tournament championship game against either Christopher Newport or Ferrum.

The conference tournament championship will be played at the home of the highest remaining seed with the winner earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

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