Crossroads News
Mon, Mar. 3, 2014 - [Men's Basketball]

Hartford City, IN—The 2014 Crossroads League Men's Basketball Tournament pairings have been released by the League office. The tournament will begin Wednesday, February 26th. The tournament is single elimination and all games will be hosted by the higher seeded team. The tournament champion will receive an automatic bid to the NAIA Division II National Tournament in Branson, Missouri. 

*UPDATED 3/4/14   10:25 PM

The Crossroads League has featured as many as six teams in the NAIA National Ratings this season and five in the Top 25 at different points during the season. 

Indiana Wesleyan (25-5) won the regular season league title and will be the #1 seed in the tournament. IWU went 15-3 in League play and has won 8 straight games heading into the tournament.

USF and Huntington tied in League play with a record of 13-5. They split 1-1 head-to-head in the first tiebreaker. The second tiebreaker took their record against league opponents starting at the top to break the tie. USF went 1-1 against IWU while Huntington went 0-2. Therefore, Saint Francis (21-9) will serve as the #2 seed and Huntington (24-6) will serve as the #3 seed.

                                       

Bethel and Marian tied in League play with a record of 12-6. They split 1-1 head-to-head in the first tiebreaker. The second tiebreaker took their record against league opponents starting at the top to break the tie. Bethel and Marian both went 1-1 against #1 seed IWU. Against #2 seed Saint Francis Marian went 0-2 and Bethel was 1-1. Therefore, Bethel (23-7) has earned the #4 seed while Marian (16-7) will be the #5 seed.

Grace (16-13 overall) will serve as the #6 seed with a League record of 8-10. Spring Arbor (11-19 overall) will be the #7 with a League record of 6-12 while the #8 seed will be Taylor (11-18 overall) with a 5-13 record in the League.

CROSSROADS LEAGUE MEN'S TOURNAMENT BRACKET

 

Quarterfinal RESULTS

Wednesday, February 26th

#1 Indiana Wesleyan defeated #8 Taylor 79-68   Click here for article. 

#7 Spring Arbor defeated #2 Saint Francis 63-55   Click here for article. 

#6 Grace defeated #3 Huntington 56-54   Click here for article. 

#4 Bethel defeated #5 Marian 67-52  Click here for article. 

 

Semifinal RESULTS

Saturday, March 1st

#4 Bethel defeated #1 Indiana Wesleyan 102-95  OT   Click here for article. 

#6 Grace defeated #7 Spring Arbor  68-67   Click here for article. 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME RESULT

Tuesday, March 4th

#4 Bethel defeated #6 Grace 70-65   Click here for article. 

 

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