JBU Earns At-Large Berth into National Tournament

Siloam Springs, Ark. (March 17, 2004) — The NAIA National Men’s Basketball Tournament selections have been announced and JBU has made the list for the second year in a row. After last year’s history making appearance into the tournament, the Golden Eagles were one of the 5 Sooner Athletic Conference teams to be named for this year’s tournament to be held in Kansas City March 24-30. Lubbock Christian University and Oklahoma Baptist University earned their way to the tournament by being the regular SAC round-robin winner and the SAC tournament winner while Wayland Baptist University, Oklahoma City University and JBU were chosen for at-large berths based on their final season ranking in the NAIA poll. JBU will play No. 11 Houston Baptist University in the first round at 8:45 pm on Wednesday, March 24. The winner of that game will advance to the Sweet 16 and play the winner of the St. Xavier (IL) vs. No. 6 Concordia (CA) game at 4:30 pm on Friday, March 26. Concordia is the defending NAIA National Champions. All games will be played at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City