Men's Basketball Open Heart Tournament Monday Night at Graceland

Men's Basketball Open Heart Tournament Monday Night at Graceland

 Evangel vs Graceland
Feb. 26, 7:00 p.m. \\ Lamoni, Iowa

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel men's basketball team heads north for the first round of the 2018 Heart Postseason Basketball Tournament to face Graceland University.

OPENING STORYLINES
► Evangel returns to Graceland for the first round of the Heart Postseason Tournament against the No. 2 seed. Evangel lost in the only meeting against the North Division Yellowjackets, 77-75 as a jumper at the buzzer fell short.

Dylan Bekemeier (Republic, Mo.) crossed the 1,000-point mark for his career with his second straight 30-point game Saturday at Clarke. Bekemeier finished with 31 against the Pride as he's shattered his previous season-high 265 points with 455 points this year.

Marcus Miller (Republic, Mo.) has moved into eighth place on the Evangel career blocks list with 53. He is currently tied with Chad Gillaspy (2007-11) and Dave Langenbahn (1983-84; 86-89).

Luke Call (Mt Vernon, Mo.) and Dylan Bekemeier both have made 68 three-pointers this season. The duo is tied for 11th most three-pointers in a single-season and is just three behind 10th place held by Chris Wilson (1997-98) and his 71 three-pointers.

LOOKING AHEAD
Evangel would move on to the Heart Quarterfinals with a win over Graceland. Teams will be reseeded after the first round results as division winners William Penn is the No. 1 seed and Central Methodist is the No. 2 seed.

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