Dordt College News

Dordt College Basketball Earns Berth in National Tournament

February 28, 2006

The Dordt College men's basketball team earned their second ever trip to the NAIA men's national basketball tournament beginning March 8 at Point Lookout, Missouri, hosted by the College of the Ozarks.

The Defenders earn the berth by virtue of the seventh at-large berth awarded after the 23 automatic qualifiers were determined for the 32-team tournament.

Dordt ended the season as the fourth place team in the Great Plains Athletic Conference with a 12-6 record and was the runner-up in the post-season tournament, posting a 22-9 record, the second highest win total ever for a Dordt College men's team.

Dordt's only other trip to the national tournament came in 1988 when the Defenders advanced to the quarterfinal round of the then single division tournament.

Pairings and times for games at the Division II tournament will be announced Wednesday, March 1 by the NAIA.

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