Sunday, February 28, 2016

Lincoln to Host Emporia State in MIAA Tourney First Round

2016 Senior Day Ceremony Photo Gallery

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri --  The Lincoln men's basketball team earned the No. 7 seed in the 2016 MIAA Tournament and will host No. 10 Emporia State in a first round game on Tuesday (March 1) at 7:00 p.m. CST.

The Blue Tigers tied for fifth in the final MIAA standings with an 11-11 conference record, and finished the season 15-13 overall. Emporia State, meanwhile, ended the year 13-15 overall and 10-12 in MIAA play. Lincoln swept the regular season series, beating the Hornets 71-65 in Emporia, Kan. on Jan. 2 before winning a 76-70 decision against ESU on Feb. 13.

The winner of Tuesday night's game will advance to Kansas City to play No. 2 Nebraska-Kearney on Friday (March 4) at 2:15 p.m. CST.

Complete 2016 MIAA Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket

Tickets for Tuesday night's game in Jason Gym will cost $10 for adults and $5 for students, while children six and under will receive free admission. Due to this being a postseason contest, tickets for Lincoln students, with a valid ID, will cost $5. Normal regular season MIAA rules will apply to the contest, with the exception that media timeouts will occur every four minutes instead of every five. As usual, live stats and video will be available at

This will be the first postseason appearance of any kind for Lincoln since the 1986-87 season, and it will mark the first time either LU basketball team has hosted a playoff game since the MIAA began playing first round games at campus sites in 2012-13.

Dan Carr, Assistant AD for Media Relations

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