SNU Men's Basketball Team to Make 11th National Tournament Appearance in Kansas City

     The Sooner Athletic Conference announced last week that SNU received the No. 2 at-large bid into this year's NAIA National Championship in Kansas City, Kansas. The tournament will be held from March 17-23. 

SNU received the No. 7 seed in the tournament out of thirty-two teams. They will face unseeded Tougaloo (Miss.) in their first game on Thursday, March 18, at 8:00 p.m. If they win, they will face the winner of Union (Tenn.) and Montana Western on Friday at 9:45 p.m. That quadrant's quarterfinal game is at 8 p.m. Saturday. 

The Sooner Athletic Conference was the most well represented conference of any in the nation. They received five bids. The teams going from the SAC include: Oklahoma Baptist, Oklahoma Christian, Oklahoma City, John Brown, and of course, Southern Nazarene.  Click Here for a full bracket.

SNU has shown a team concept all year on the court, and they will need to stick to that at the national tournament. Everyone has a role, and when they fulfill that role successfully, SNU is very difficult to beat. On the year, SNU averages 77.8 points per game and they only give up 63.6 per contest. 

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