WHITING, Ind. - The Tigers,
coached by Todd Reid, begin postseason play tomorrow with a first round game in
the CCAC Tournament. The tournament is played over a span of four days, April
30 through May 3, between six teams at Oil City Stadium. This is ONU’s second
consecutive trip to the tournament as the south division champions.
The Tigers will take their 32-17
record into the tournament. The Tigers have also won 11 of their last 12 games
and look to play well after a series win this past weekend over Trinity
Christian College (Ill.).
The second-seeded Tigers will
play their first round game against the fifth-seeded University of St. Francis
(Ill.) at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Tigers play a second round
game on Wednesday either 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. depending on Tuesday’s result. Their
opponent will depend on result as well.
The tournament continues through
Friday with the tournament champion advancing to the NAIA National Tournament
Opening Round the following week. Judson
University (Ill.) already punched its ticket to the Opening Round by winning
the regular-season crown for the second year in a row.
Should Judson also win the
tournament, the tournament runner-up will gain the conference's second automatic
bid to the Opening Round.
The game-by-game tournament
schedule is as follows:
TUESDAY, APRIL 30
Game #1: No. 6 seed Trinity Christian (22-20)
vs. No. 1 seed Judson (40-15) --- 10 a.m.
Game #2: No. 5 seed St. Francis (29-22) vs. No. 2 seed Olivet Nazarene
(32-17) --- 2 p.m.
Game #3: No. 4 seed Purdue North Central (25-15) vs. No. 3 seed Robert
Morris --- 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
Game #4: Loser-Game 1 vs. Loser-Game 2 --- 10 a.m.
Game #5: Loser-Game 3 vs. Winner-Game 1 --- 2 p.m.
Game #6: Winner-Game 2 vs. Winner-Game 3 --- 6 p.m.
THURSDAY, MAY 2
(Note: Bracket could change depending upon how many teams remain after
the first two days)
Game #7: Winner-Game 5 vs. Winner-Game 6 --- 10 a.m.
Game #8: Winner-Game 4 vs. Loser-Game 6 --- 2 p.m.
Game #9: Loser-Game 7 vs. Winner-Game 8 --- 6 p.m.
FRIDAY, MAY 3
Game #10: Winner-Game 7 vs. Winner-Game 9
Game #11: Winner-Game 10 vs. Loser-Game 10 (if necessary)
For the complete tournament
bracket, go to: www.ccacsports.com
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