February 22, 2014
The MacMurray College men’s basketball team begins St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament play Thursday evening against Webster University in Louisville, KY, and the public is invited to watch the match-up on the MacMurray campus.
The game will be streamed online Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Bailey Auditorium, located in Julian Hall. The public is invited and the event is free.
Julian is located on South Clay Street, between the Henry Pfeifer Library and Freesen Football Field on the MacMurray campus.
Those who would like to watch the game on their own computers should go to http://www.ustream.tv/search?q=spalding%20university. The game can also viewed on mobile devices at http://m.ustream.tv/search/?q=spaldinguniversity.
The game will be a rubber match between Webster and MacMurray on a neutral court. Before Tuesday nights’ games, they had identical 14-3 conference records and each team beat the other at home during the regular season.
If the Highlanders win today’s (Tuesday’s) game against Iowa Wesleyan College, the MacMurray team will also be playing Webster to tie the school record for the most wins in a season with the 1992-93 men’s team that went 20-7. Going into Tuesday’s game, the Highlanders are 18-6 overall for the season and 14-3 in the SLIAC.
The four teams with the best records in conference play during the regular season compete in the SLIAC tournament, with the No. 1 team hosting, which this year is Spalding University in Louisville, which plays Westminster College Thursday. The winners of Thursday’s match-ups will play in the tournament championship game at noon Saturday. That game will be streamed at the same links as above.
The winner of the SLIAC conference tournament goes to the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament the following weekend.