The Raven Men's Basketball team begins their postseason run tonight as they host Graceland University in the Heart Tournament Quarterfinals. Benedictine took the regular-season series over the Yellowjackets.
Ticket prices for the Heart Postseason $6 for general admission for adults, $2 for students 17 and under while Benedictine students will be admitted for free with a valid ID presented at the student entrance located at the end of the hallway leading to the Ralph Nolan Gymnasium.
The Match Up: Graceland University (19-11) at No. 24 Benedictine (21-9) - 7 PM - Ralph Nolan Gymnasium
Video: BRSNtv – portal.stretchinternet.com/ben
Radio: KAIR 93.7 FM - http://streamdb7web.securenetsystems.net/v5/KAIR
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TIP OFF: For the third time under head coach Ryan Moody, the Raven Men's Basketball team will open up the Heart Postseason Tournament with a home game. ... Tonight the No. 24-ranked Ravens host Graceland University, who they took the regular-season series against with a 95-92 win at Graceland on Nov. 18 and a 67-63 win at home on Jan. 18. ... This is the 55th meeting between the two schools and the first in the Heart Tournament since the 2000 Heart Opening Round when Benedictine earned a 75-69 win.
ABOUT BENEDICTINE: Benedictine enters play tonight looking for back-to-back wins for the first time since Feb. 8 and 11 when they beat Missouri Valley and Baker. ... Benedictine is 2-5 in the Heart Postseason under Coach Moody but 2-3 in their first game of the tournament. ... The Ravens are 11-3 at home this season with 10 of those wins coming in Heart play.
ABOUT GRACELAND: Yellowjackets center Jeremy Deemer was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America College Division First Team on Monday, rewarding both academic and athletic achievement. ... Graceland snapped a three-game losing streak on Saturday with a win over Avila on the road. ... The Yellowjackets are 11-5 on the road this season with all five losses coming in Heart play.
UP NEXT: Tonight's winner advances the Heart Semifinals on Saturday at 7 p.m. against the winner of the William Penn-Baker semifinal tonight in Oskaloosa. The higher seeded team in the match up with host the game.