#18 Evangel Crusaders (10-4, 3-1) vs. Graceland Yellowjackets (4-11, 1-3)
Game #15 / HAAC Game # 5 – Sat., Jan., 5, 2013
4 p.m. – Springfield, Mo. – Ashcroft Center
Evangel Broadcast Coverage:
Radio- ESPN 1400
Live audio- www.audiosportsonline.net
Crusaders host Graceland: Evangel returns home Saturday to face Graceland in a Heart of America conference game.
The Crusaders are 10-4, 3-1 in the conference and ranked 18th in the NAIA-I national poll. Evangel is coming off of a win Thursday night at Missouri Valley 88-61 and has won four of their last five games. They are tied for third place in the HAAC with Central Methodist and both teams trail MidAmerica Nazarene and Culver-Stockton who are off to 4-0 starts in the conference.
Graceland is 4-11 record and 1-3 in the conference mark. The Yellowjackets lost 84-64 at home to Central Methodist on Thursday in their last game. They have lost three straight and 10 of their last 11 games. The lone win in their last 11 outings came in a conference win over Avila on Dec. 8.
Evangel is 47-7 all-time against Graceland and won both meetings in 2011-12 against the Yellowjackets.
Evangel: Steve Jenkins (31st year, 572-400)
Graceland: Jeffery Hamilton (6th year, 57-81)
Evangel: won at Missouri Valley 88-61 (Thur.)
Graceland: lost vs. Central Methodist 84-64 (Thur.)
All-Time Series: Evangel 47-7
2011-12 Series: Evangel 2-0
Evangel 80 Graceland 73 (Jan. 7, 2012 at GU)
Evangel 86 Graceland 70 (Feb. 11, 2012 at EU)