Men's Basketball Ready for NCCAA Division I Championship Game

 

NCCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship

No. 2 SCU vs. No. 1 Emmanuel (Ga.)

4 p.m. CDT Saturday, March 19

Manahan Orthopedic Capital Center in Winona Lake, Ind.

TIPOFF

Southwestern Christian University takes on top-seeded Emmanuel (Ga.) in the NCCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship title game Saturday.

MATCHUP

SCU (19-14) took the No. 2 seed in the tournament after winning the NCCAA Central Regional. The Eagles have won seven of their last nine games and four straight in NCCAA postseason play.

The Eagles topped Bluefield (Va.) 74-66 in the first round before defeating Trinity International (Ill.) 77-72 in the semifinals.

Center James Still is averaging 20.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in the tournament. The 6-foot-10 senior went 11-for-13 from the field with 27 points against Bluefield.

Senior Gabi Laurent is averaging 19 points and 9.5 rebounds during NCCAA Championship action. The 6-foot-5 forward led SCU against Trinity with 25 points and 12 boards.

Emmanuel (26-5) enters the tournament as the No. 1 overall seed after winning the NCCAA South Regional. The Lions got to the championship game after beating Central Christian (Kan.) 76-47 and Grace (Ind.) 83-61.

Steven Guinchard is the Lions’ leading scorer at 12 points per game. The senior guard is averaging 11 points per contest in the tournament.

Guards Kurtis Robinson and Kendrick Colvin along with center Zach Lillie are averaging just north of nine points per game for Emmanuel this season.

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BROADCAST

The NCCAA has paired with the Tourbeau Sports Group to broadcast every game of the 2016 national championships. All games are available live or on-demand on the TSG Network portal. Fans can purchase single games or an all-tournament pass.

Live stats for all games are also available.