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

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Web Editor

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 rankings, will face Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the second round of the national tournament Saturday night.

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, 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.


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.