Carson-Newman to take on Lincoln Memorial in NCAA tournament

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (release) -- Carson-Newman's men's basketball team will take on second-seeded Lincoln Memorial Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament from USC-Aiken's Convocation Center.

The Eagles are making their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2001-02.

The Eagles also earn their first ever NCAA Tournament berth by an at-large bid.

"We're thrilled, especially for our seniors," Carson-Newman head men's basketball coach Chuck Benson said. "We told them to be consistent and win game, and hopefully our resume would speak for itself. We're thankful that we were able to put it all together."

The Eagles are seeded seventh in the Southeast Region and have a first round draw with second-seeded and nationally ranked arch-rival Lincoln Memorial Saturday at a time to be determined at regional host USC-Aiken.

Coverage of the game will be available on the Eagle Sports Network on 106.3 ESPN Radio The Zone (WPFT-FM, Sevierville) and online at

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