Men’s Basketball Host Avila Wednesday in South Division Battle

Men’s Basketball Host Avila Wednesday in South Division Battle

 Evangel vs Avila
 Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. \\ Springfield, Mo.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel men's basketball team returns to the Ashcroft Center Wednesday night to host Avila University in a Heart South Division matchup.

OPENING STORYLINES

► Evangel returns home Wednesday to host Heart South Division opponent Avila at 7:30 p.m. The Crusaders look to even the season series and stay ahead of the Eagles in the South Division standings.

Dylan Bekemeier (Republic, Mo.) saw his string of 20-point games came to an end Saturday at five consecutive finishing with 10 at Benedictine. Bekemeier is still averaging 21 ppg in his last nine games, as the Crusaders are 4-5 with a double-overtime loss to No. 12 Central Methodist during that stretch.

Justin Washington (Springfield, Mo./Crane HS) was also held in check Saturday at Benedictine finishing with eight points and 12 boards. Washington still ranks eighth nationally in rebounding at 9.9 rebounds per game.

► 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 team 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 continues home action Saturday in a North Division Crossover matchup against Culver-Stockton. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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