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Photos: Men’s BB Top Schreiner in NCAA Round 1

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Web Editor

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The 27-1 Whitman Blues men’s basketball team glided past visiting Schreiner University 87-77 in NCAA Round 1 action Friday night. The Blues, ranked #1 all season in the D3hoops.com rankings, will face Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the second round of the national tournament Saturday night.

Photo by Ridley Eastland-Fruit

Earlier Friday, CMS ended Whitworth’s season in dramatic fashion with an 83-82 edge. The Whitworth Pirates had entered the tournament ranked #2 on D3hoops.com, having seized the NWC Tournament title from Whitman in a buzzer beater last weekend.

Whitman’s women’s basketball team earned an NCAA at-large bid last week but saw their post-season hopes cut short 59-65 against East Texas Baptist in a close match.

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Tonight (Saturday, 3/3):

Whitman Men’s Basketball vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Sherwood Center, 7 pm

Doors open at 5:45 pm. 300 free Whitman student tickets available at the door. Public tickets available 11:30 am to 1 pm at BFFC.

 

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