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Railsplitters set for Elite-8 matchup

Fourth-seeded LMU faces fifth-seeded Colorado School of Mines in national quarterfinal Wednesday afternoon
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Published: Mar. 24, 2021 at 9:32 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Making its third NCAA Division II Elite Eight appearance in school history, the fourth-seeded Lincoln Memorial University men’s basketball team is set to take on fifth-seeded Colorado School of Mines Wednesday afternoon in the opening national quarterfinal.

Tip-off from inside the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana, is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET/12 p.m. CT. The 13th-ranked Railsplitters, who captured their third NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Championship title in six years last Tuesday night in Harrogate, are 2-0 in Elite Eight games and are attempting to reach their third Division II Final Four since 2016. LMU began its 2020-21 NCAA postseason quest with a dominant 80-66 victory over No. 6 regional seed Tusculum University Sunday, March 14, before walloping No. 4 regional seed Emmanuel College (Ga.) 103-67 in the Division II Southeast Regional Championship title game.

The Railsplitters received a quarterfinal bye in the NCAA regional championship as the No. 2 seed.

How to Follow

Wednesday afternoon’s Elite Eight matchup will be streamed live on NCAA.com. Live statistics of the national quarterfinal can be followed on NCAA.com as well. As usual, in-game updates will be available on LMU Railsplitter athletics’ official Twitter account, @LMURailsplitter.

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