Men’s Basketball Battle Benedictine Saturday in South Division Showdown

Men’s Basketball Battle Benedictine Saturday in South Division Showdown

 Evangel vs Benedictine
 Feb. 3, 4 p.m. \\ Atchison, Kansas

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel men's basketball team continues to push up the South Division standings as they head to Benedictine on Saturday.

OPENING STORYLINES

► Evangel heads back on the road Saturday for a Heart South Division matchup at Benedictine. The Crusaders are looking to sweep the season series against the Ravens after a 90-81 win in Springfield last month and move ahead of Benedictine in the South Division Standings.

Dylan Bekemeier (Republic, Mo.) continues to average 22 ppg in his last eight games as he crossed the 900-point mark for his career Wednesday against MidAmerica Nazarene.

Justin Washington (Springfield, Mo./Crane HS) is still averaging just below a double-double with 18.2 ppg and 9.8 rebounds per game. He is also averaging 22 ppg through the last eight for Evangel while also ranking eighth in NAIA Division I in rebounding.

► The 2018 Heart Postseason Tournament will consist of all 14 teams for one season and return to the top 10 teams next season with the departure of Avila. The top team in each division receives a bye as North and South teams 2-7 play opposite division teams in the first round. The tournament is then reseeded 1-8 with the overall best record being the No. 1 seed.

LOOKING AHEAD
Evangel returns home Wednesday to host Avila and Culver-Stockton on Saturday. Tipoff against the Eagles is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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