Although they didn’t make it past the first round in the Conference Tournament, the Statesmen Basketball team will advance to NAIA Division II National Tournament.
Since Losing to #7 seed, Grand View last Wednesday, Penn was left to do only one thing; root for a St. Ambrose Conference Tournament victory. Penn was ranked #2 going into the tournament so If the #1 (St. Ambrose) won the championship, Penn would also get a bid to Nationals.
Penn’s season revival occurred mid Sunday evening when they learned the outcome of the Conference Tournament Championship. St. Ambrose glided into the first MCC National spot with a 84-54 victory over Grand View.
The NAIA Division II Tournament runs from March 7-13 in Point Lookout, Missouri. The Statesmen are one of 32 teams competing. Penn will find out when the play sometime in the next couple of days.