Men's and Women's Basketball Set For Northwest Conference Tournament
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Lewis & Clark men's and women's basketball teams have once again made the Northwest Conference Tournament.
The #10 ranked Pioneer women, who earned their first outright NWC Championship, will host George Fox on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. The Pioneers, who split the championship during the 2010-2011 season, ended the regular season 23-2 overall and 14-2 in the NWC.
The men's team hits the road to take on #12 Whitworth in Spokane, Wash. The Pioneers, who are headed to the NWC Tournament for the second consecutive season under Dinari Foreman, ended the regular season 16-9 overall and 10-6 in conference play.
The women are the No. 1 seed heading into the tournament and will host the No. 4 seeded Bruins. The game is set for a 7 p.m. tip-off in the Pamplin Sports Center. This will mark the third meeting between the two sides this year, with the Pios leading the series 2-0. The game also marks the fourth time in as many years that the two sides have met in the NWC Tournament.
The other semi-final game will feature No. 2 seed Whitman hosting No. 3 seeded Whitworth. The winners of the two semi-final games will meet on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. with the highest remaining seed serving as host.
Admission to the game is $10 for adults, $4 for children/seniors and FREE to Lewis & Clark and George Fox students with valid student ID. There are no pass lists available for NWC Tournament games.
Fans who cannot attend the game can view it here.
The Pioneer men earned a spot in the NWC Tournament after a hard fought win against the Pacific Lutheran Lutes in the final regular season game of the season. The men enter the tournament as the No. 4 seed and will travel to Spokane to take on the No. 1 seeded Pirates.
The other semi-final game features No. 2 Whitman hosting No. 3 George Fox. The winners of the two semi-final games will meet on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. with the highest remaining seed serving as host.
Ticket prices for the Whitworth game are as follows: $10 for adults, $5 for children/seniors and FREE to L&C & Whitworth students.
Fans who cannot attend the game can follow here.