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 Bracket (PDF) | Tipoff: 6:30 p.m. | Location: Municipal Auditorium (Kansas City, Mo.)

 

 Park University (21-7)
 Game Notes | Roster | Schedule | Season Stats

 

 Georgetown (Ky.) (23-7)
 Game Notes | Roster | Schedule | Season Stats

 

THE SERIES

Overall: Georgetown leads, 2-1
Last Meeting: Nov. 15, 2011 (GC 95, at Park 85)
At Municipal: Park leads, 1-0
Last at Muni: March 17, 2010 (Park 83, GC 75)
Current Streak: Georgetown, 2
Kline vs. Georgetown: 1-2
Kline vs. Briggs: 0-2

 

THE MATCHUP

PARK UNIVERSITY

 

GEORGETOWN (Ky.)

21-7

Record

23-7

#18

Ranking

#15

Jason Kline

Head Coach

Chris Briggs

19th/12th

Years/at School

6th/6th

359-222

Overall

158-47

219-138

at School

158-47

 

STATISTICAL COMPAIRISON

PIRATES

 

TIGERS

78.3

PPG

80.2

69.5

Opponent PPG

68.4

+8.8

Scoring Margin

+11.8

44.7

FG %

44.9

41.6

Opponent FG %

41.4

34.4

3-Point %

32.0

33.5

Opponent 3-Point %

33.5

8.5

3-Pointers Made/Game

7.5

68.9

Free Throw %

64.6

35.1

Rebounds/Game

38.7

12.0

Turnovers/Game

11.9

16.4

Opp. Turnovers/Game

16.3

+4.4

Turnover Margin

+4.4

4.4

Blocks Per Game

3.9

14.5

Assists Per Game

11.5

1.2

Assist-to-Turnover Ratio

0.9

18.7

Fouls Per Game

16.5

 

THE GEORGETOWN GAME (GAME 29)

• Park is in consecutive Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championships for only the second time in school history. It's Park's seventh trip to the tournament, the fifth at Municipal Auditorium, and the first in back-to-back years since making the championship in both 2010 and 2011. Park is 5-6 all-time in the championship, and the Pirates' last win came against Georgetown, 83-75, in 2010.

• Since he returned to the lineup Dec. 15 at Williams Baptist, 2016-17 has been Xavielle Brown's curtain call, earning consecutive Player of the Year designations in the AMC, this time claiming the award in only  22 games. Brown hit 2,000 points with a career-best 41 in the AMC tournament against Lyon, three off a school record 44, scored in 1998 by fellow 2,000-pointer Walter Bethea.

• While Brown has scored big since Dec. 15, BJ Watson has been in the lineup in all 28 games and has been the team's most prolific 3-point shooter this season. He's made 75 from outside the arc, averaging nearly 16 points per game, including a big night on the road to help lock up the No. 2 seed in the AMC at Lindenwood-Belleville with 30 points. He also shares the team lead in assists with Zach Rutland, both at 116.

Ikem Eriobuna makes his return to Municipal Auditorium, where he used to play his home games with the UMKC Kangaroos in the 2015-16 season. For Park, Eriobuna has 52 blocked shots on the year and averages 8.4 points.

Levi Mitchell is returning to Municipal after a big game in the championship last season, 10-for-10 from the foul line, leading to 17 points in his first-ever national tournament game. It's also a chance for Noel Surles to get in to double digits for the year, coming in averaging 9.8.