Women's basketball at Missouri Southern Thanksgiving Classic

Women’s Basketball

Evangel Crusaders (1-4) at Missouri Southern Thanksgiving Classic
Exhibition Games -- Joplin, Mo.
Nov. 23-24, 2012 -- Leggett & Platt CTR 

Crusaders at Mo. Southern Thanksgiving Classic: The Evangel women’s basketball team travels to Joplin over the holiday for the Missouri Southern Thanksgiving Classic. The Crusaders take on Pittsburg State on Friday at 5pm and Missouri Southern Saturday at 3pm. Both games against the NCAA-II programs will be counted as exhibition games for Evangel.

The Crusaders are coming off of their first win of the season with a 59-56 win over John Brown (Ark.). The two games this weekend will be the third and fourth NCAA-II programs Evangel has faced this year. The Crusaders have played exhibitions against Emporia State and Central Missouri.

Pittsburg State is ranked 3rd nationally in the NCAA-II and is 2-0. The Gorillas have not played since Nov. 10.

Missouri Southern is 3-1 and coming off of a 72-58 win over Newman (Kan.) on Nov. 15.

Records:
Evangel: 1-4
Pittsburg St.: 2-0, ranked #3 NCAA-II (WBCA/USAToday)
Missouri Southern: 3-1 

Coaches:
Evangel: Leon Neal (18th year, 381-212)
Pittsburg St.: Lane Lord (7th year, 89-58)
Mo. Southern: Maryann Mitts (12th yr., 121-77 / 17th yr., 261-189)

Last Game:
Evangel won vs. John Brown (Ark.) 59-56 (Mon.)
Pittsburg St.: won vs. Mary (N.D.) 80-60 (Nov. 10)
Missouri Southern: won vs. Newman (Kan.) 72-58 (Nov. 15) 

All-Time Series:
Evangel 0-10 vs. Pittsburg St.
Evangel 10-28 vs. Missouri Southern 

Thanksgiving Classic Schedule
Friday: Evangel vs. Pittsburg St. (5pm)
Friday: Avila at Missouri Southern (7pm)
Saturday: Avila vs. Pittsburg St. (1pm)
Saturday: Evangel at Missouri Southern (3pm)

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