08 Mar #2 HU Foresters Head to National Tourney
The Huntington University men’s basketball team is ranked second in the national in the NAIA Division II, with a 28-5 record. They are now in Branson, Missouri, for the national tournament, and were given the number 2 seed. The top seed went to Embry Riddle, a Florida college, with a 30-2 record.
The Foresters will play their first game on Thursday, March 8, against Fisher College (16-14) of Boston, Mass. The game begins at 4 pm, and can be heard over the internet on HU’s radio station, WQHU. Go here for the link.
The Foresters are led by Alex Kock, MCC co-player of the year, who averages just under 21 points per game. Kyle Ganton leads the Division II in 3-point field goal percentage at 51%, and averages 18 points per game. Both are juniors. HU enters the tournament with the best team free throw percentage in Division II, at 78.6%.
On February 28, HU squared off against 8th-ranked Taylor University for the Mid-Central Conference championship, and won easily, 68-44. The photo on the right was taken after that victory.