#21 Evangel Crusaders (7-2, 0-0) vs. Central Methodist Eagles (6-4, 0-0)
Game # 10 / HAAC Game # 1 – Springfield, Mo.
Thur., Nov. 29, 2012 – 7:30 p.m. – Ashcroft Center (1,200)
Crusaders open HAAC schedule: Evangel opens Heart of America conference play on Thursday against Central Methodist at the Ashcroft Center.
The Crusaders are 7-2 and ranked 21st nationally in NAIA-I. Evangel had a seven-game winning streak snapped in their last game with a 79-65 loss at 2nd ranked Oklahoma Baptist on Saturday.
Central Methodist is 6-4 entering their first conference game of the season. The Eagles won on Monday defeating Harris-Stowe 76-73 in Fayette. Last week, Central Methodist was in California where they lost to Hope International 57-55 and Vanguard 77-62 in Fullerton.
Evangel swept the season series against Eagles last year going 3-0 against Central Methodist winning both regular season games and in the opening round of the HAAC Tournament.
Evangel: Steve Jenkins (31th year, 568-398)
Central Methodist: Jeff Sherman (28th year, 496-396)
Evangel: lost at #2 Oklahoma Baptist 79-65 (Sat. at OBU)
Central Methodist: won vs. Harris-Stowe 76-73 (Mon. at CMU)
All-Time Series: Evangel 37-26
2011-12 Series: Evangel 3-0
Dec. 1, 2011: EU 72 CMU 61 at Central Methodist
Feb. 2, 2012: EU 74 CMU 64 at Evangel
Feb. 29, 2012: EU 81 CMU 65 at Evangel, HAAC quarterfinals