Blue Jays Head To Louisville, Ky. for SLIAC Tournament
Athletic News - Basketball(M)
The Westminster College men’s basketball team finish the 2012- 13 regular season play, rounding in third place in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) with a 12-4 conference record. The regular season maybe over, but the fun does not stop there.
The Blue Jays will be participating in the postseason SLIAC tournament, hosted by Spalding University in Louisville, Ky. The tournament will take place on Friday, February 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23. Westminster will be playing in the third seed of the tournament against Eureka College (12-4) at 6:00 p.m. At 8:00 p.m. the fourth seed, Webster University (11-5), will be taking on the first seed, Spalding University (15-1). The winners of the semifinals will advance to the championship game.
The semifinal winners will advance to the SLIAC Championship game Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. This tournament winner will advance to the NCAA tournament.
Westminster is 17-12 all-time in tournament play with 15 tournament appearances. The Blue Jays will be looking to grab their fourth SLIAC tournament title with a back-to-back championship win. They have won championship titles in 1995, 2010, and 2012. Westminster vs. Eureka:
Westminster leads the all-time series against Eureka 18-13. The teams split the conference games this season. Westminster has seen Eureka twice in tournament play, and the Blue Jays defeated them in the 2012 semifinal game and went on to win the SLIAC championship. Westminster vs. Spalding:
Westminster leads Spalding with an all-time series of 7-3. Spalding won both conference games this season and cracked Westminster’s eight game win streak on February 15 in Louisville.
The two teams have never met in tournament play.Westminster vs. Webster:
Westminster leads the all-time series with Webster at 27-26. The teams split the conference games this season, with the Blue Jays falling by one at home and beating Webster in St. Louis. The Blue Jays have gone 2-1 in tournament play against Webster. SLIAC Tournament Site