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December 9, 2023

Vikings slated to play at home for Final Four spot

Jawan Straughter drives the ball down the court. Photo by LuAnna Gerdemann.

The men’s basketball team, currently ranked no. 1 in the nation, will take on Emory University on March 11 and either the University of St. Thomas or Whitman College on March 12.
Emory University (EU), which is currently ranked 25th  and 20 -7 for the season, is known for its strong rebounding. They have averaged 37.7 rebounds per game.
The Vikings have better statistics in other areas such as field goal percentage (.507) and three-point percentage (.377).
If the Vikings defeat the EU Eagles, they play the victors of the second semi-final game on March 12. This will be either the University of St. Thomas, currently ranked eighth, or Whitman College, currently ranked 11th.
If the Vikings are victorious on March 12, they will travel to Salem, Virginia for the Final Four and another shot at the NCAA Division III title.
The game on Friday will take place at 7:30 and the game on Saturday has yet to be announced.
Both games will be at the Carver Center as the Vikings host the sectional for the second time in two years.

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Vikings slated to play at home for Final Four spot