Men's basketball going to Graceland, Sat., 4pm

Men’s Basketball

#17 Evangel Crusaders (18-5, 11-2) at Graceland Yellowjackets (6-19, 3-11)

Game #24 / HAAC Game # 14 – Sat., Feb. 9, 2013

4 p.m. – Lamoni, Iowa – Closson Center

Evangel Broadcast Coverage:

Radio- ESPN 1400 AM

Live audio- www.audiosportsonline.net

Going to Graceland:  Evangel plays on the road Saturday at Graceland in a Heart of America conference game.

The Crusaders have won five straight and are in first place in the conference with a one-game lead over MidAmerica Nazarene and Culver-Stockton. Evangel is 18-5 and 11-2 in the HAAC. The Crusaders won Thursday over Missouri Valley 68-44 at the Ashcroft Center. They are ranked 17th nationally in NAIA-I. The Pioneers are at Benedictine Saturday while Culver-Stockton is at Baker.

Graceland is 6-19, 3-11 and in 10th place in the HAAC. The Yellowjackets are coming off of a win at Central Methodist 46-42 on Thursday and picked up win without head coach Jeffery Hamilton who missed the game with an illness.

Evangel won the first meeting of the season series 86-54 on Jan. 5 at the Ashcroft Center. Evangel is 46-8 all-time against the Yellowjackets.

Head Coaches:

Evangel: Steve Jenkins (31st year, 580-401)

Graceland: Jeffery Hamilton (6th year, 59-89)

Last Game:

Evangel: won vs. Missouri Valley 68-44 (Thur.)

Graceland: won at Central Methodist 46-42 (Thur.)

All-Time Series: Evangel 46-8

Previous Meeting:

Evangel 86 Graceland 54 (Jan. 5 at EU)

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