#1 Evangel Crusaders (22-6, 15-3) vs. #7 Peru St. Bobcats (12-17, 5-13)
Game #29 / HAAC Quarterfinals – Thur., Feb. 28, 2013
7 p.m. – Springfield, Mo. – Ashcroft Center (1,200)
Evangel in HAAC quarterfinals vs. Peru St.: Evangel enters in the Heart of America conference tournament as the league’s top seed. The Crusaders are ranked 9th nationally, 22-6 overall and 15-3 in the conference. Evangel had a nine-game winning streak snapped on Monday in a 99-92 loss at home to MidAmerica Nazarene.
Peru State earned a spot in the conference tournament with a 72-57 win at Graceland on Monday. The Bobcats are seeded eighth after finishing 5-13 in the HAAC and 12-17 overall.
Evangel swept the regular season series against Peru State winning 69-52 at the Ashcroft Center on Jan. 19 and 51-51 on Saturday in Peru, Nebraska. Evangel is 5-0 all-time against the Bobcats.
Peru State is in the HAAC tournament for the first time in program history. They are in their second year in the conference and last year did not finish in the league’s top eight to earn a bid into the tournament.