Men's Hoops: Moundbuilders march into Round of 16

Ted "The Sports Head"
March 08, 2019 - 10:35 am

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The Southwestern College men's basketball team has advanced to the Round of 16 for the second straight year at the NAIA Division II national tournament in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The Moundbuilders won their first-round game on Thursday, 89-80 vs. Ave Maria (FL). 

6th-ranked Southwestern (28-4) faces #11 Marian University (IN) in the Round of 16 at 5:45 p.m. Friday.

The Moundbuilders are #2 in the nation in rebound margin (+11), and fourth in the nation in free-throw percentage (79%). Meanwhile, the Marian Knights (26-7) are #2 in the nation in scoring margin (+19), 3-point field-goal percentage (42%), and free-throw percentage (82%).

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