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LMU and West Texas A&M set to meet in NCAA Division-II Final-4

Railsplitters making third NCAA Division II Final-4 in six seasons
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Published: Mar. 25, 2021 at 2:17 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Nationally televised, the Lincoln Memorial University men’s basketball team will play in its third NCAA Division II Final Four in six seasons Thursday evening inside the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana.

The fourth-seeded Railsplitters (19-3) will face top-seeded West Texas A&M (18-2) at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT in the first national semifinal on CBS Sport Network. LMU reached its third Final Four in program history with a convincing 90-76 victory over fifth-seeded Colorado School of Mines Wednesday afternoon in the opening Elite Eight matchup.

Improving to 3-0 in Elite Eight affairs, the Railsplitters became the first team to punch their ticket to the 2021 Division II Final Four. Having made it to the Final Four in three of the last five Division II Elite Eight championships after reaching back-to-back Final Fours in 2016 and 2017, LMU is the only remaining collegiate basketball program in the state of Tennessee still in the hunt for a national title. 

The Buffs of West Texas A&M routed eighth-seeded Daemen College 97-83 in the second Elite Eight game Wednesday afternoon to earn a spot in the Final Four.

How to Follow

Thursday evening’s Final Four tilt will be broadcast on national television on CBS Sports Network and can be streamed here. Rich Waltz (play-by-play) and Pete Gillen (analyst) will have the call of the game. CBS Sports Network is available through many cable providers and over-the-top (OTT) media service platforms such as Hulu + Live TV. Anyone who has access to CBS Sports Network will need to authenticate to gain access to the online stream. Live statistics of the national semifinal can be followed on NCAA.com. As usual, in-game updates will be available on LMU Railsplitter athletics’ official Twitter account, @LMURailsplitter.

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