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Tigers face Whitworth in NCAA first round

Tigers face Whitworth in NCAA first round

February 25, 2007

DSC_8478.JPGFebruary 25, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - The 22-5 DePauw men's basketball team has earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championship. The Tigers open play on Friday, March 2, when they face 23-3 Whitworth College at Washington University-St. Louis at 6 p.m. CST.

The Pirates earned automatic qualification by winning the Northwest Conference. Washington (20-4) faces Fontbonne (16-11) in Friday's 8 p.m. CST game with the winners squaring off on Saturday at 7 p.m. CST. 

Tickets, which are $3 for students with ID and $6 for adults each night, will be available at the WU Field House beginning at 4:45 p.m. Friday.

The Tigers are making their second consecutive appearance in the national tournament after earning the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference's automatic qualification last season. Overall, DePauw's men are appearing in their 12th Division III tournament.

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