The season may be over, but the Trojans aren’t done playing yet.
The Trevecca men’s basketball team will play over spring break in the region tournament. The region tournament will take place on March the 8th, 9th, and 10th, and if the Trojans win they will receive a birth in the national tournament starting March the 12th in Grace, Indiana.
The Trojans will find out on Saturday if they are the number one seed in the region, said Head Coach Sam Harris.
The regional tournament will include eight teams including Trevecca. The tournament will include schools that are making the transition from their divisions to Division II.
While teams have to win their regional tournaments to be eligible for the national tournament, there is also one at large bid that is rewarded to the highest remaining seed that didn’t win their tournament.
The Trojans have had a successful regular season finishing with a record of 18-11 even though two seniors, including the team’s leading scorer, were injured for part of the season.
“I think we are where we should be,” Harris said. “ We’ve played through adversity. Keith Morris missed a handful of games, and Mike France played hurt most of the second half of the season.”
The Trojans last played on February the 25th, giving them a two-week break before their first game in the region tournament.
“ We have to maintain our focus,” Harris said. “ With the two week layoff on top of playing on spring break it would be easy for the guys to lose their focus.”
“ I have a goal for us to reach 20 wins, which means that we would have to win at least twice in our regional tournament,” Harris said.
The Trojans last reached 20 win in the ‘09-‘10 season when they went 21-10, a season in which they were eliminated in the 2nd round of the NAIA tournament.