Men's basketball to trek to Atlanta for NCAA National Tournament Opening Rounds

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HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover men's basketball team will begin its NCAA Division III National Tournament in Atlanta, Ga., as Emory (Ga.) will host the Panthers and their opponent, LeTourneau (Texas), along with Berry (Ga.).

Hanover (22-6) is back in the Big Dance for the second straight season and will be looking to experience a magical run similar to last year, which saw the team advance to its first ever NCAA Division III Elite Eight game. The Blue and Red earned the HCAC's automatic bid by winning their second consecutive league tournament title this past weekend at Rose-Hulman.

The opening two rounds of the NCAA Tournament will take place Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3. Times have not yet been announced but will be available on the Hanover men's basketball schedule page once they have been confirmed.  

LeTourneau is coming off a 108-101 loss to East Texas Baptist in the American Southwest Conference Tournament semifinals this past Friday, Feb. 23. The YellowJackets however, have produced a 23-4 overall record in 2017-18 and just like Hanover, have had back-to-back 20-win seasons.

The host, Emory, is 21-4 overall and finished University Athletic Association play with a 12-2 mark. Berry, the No. 8 seed in the Southern Athletic Association Tournament, pulled off three upsets en route to a championship last weekend, entering the national spectacle with an 11-17 overall record.

More information on the national tournament will be made available as the week progresses.

Contact: Tyler Jester