Trolls Advance to Conference Tournament

With the completion of the conference schedule, the Trolls finished in the top eight in the CCAC standings and will advance to the CCAC Tournament.  Trinity was 11-9 in conference play and enters the tournament as the No. 6 seed. In the quarterfinal round they will face No. 3 University of St. Francis, who is ranked No. 17 in the nation. That game will take place at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 20, at the Sullivan Center on the campus of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois.

The Trolls (15-15 overall) and the Fighting Saints met twice during the regular season with the Fighting Saints posting victories in both outings. On November 29, Trinity lost 78-66 at St. Francis and on February 7, Trinity lost 71-64 at home.  The quarterfinal tournament game will be streamed with live video at https://www.youtube.com/user/usffightingsaints/live and live stats at http://live.gofightingsaints.com/wbk/xlive.htm.

CCAC tournament bracket:
Quarterfinal Round - Tuesday, February 20
Game #1: No. 8 St. Ambrose (12-18) at No. 1 Saint Xavier (26-2) at 7 pm
Game #2: No. 5 Cardinal Stritch (18-9) at No. 4 Judson (19-11) at 6 pm
Game #3: No. 7 Robert Morris (13-15) at No. 2 Olivet Nazarene University at 7 pm
Game #4: No. 6 Trinity Christian (15-15) at No. 3 St. Francis (20-8) at 7 pm

Semifinal Round - Thursday, February 22 (games at site of higher seed)
Game #5: Winner of Game #1 vs Winner of Game #2 at TBA
Game #6: Winner of Game #3 vs Winner of Game #4 at TBA

Championship Game - Saturday, February 24 (game at site of higher seed)
Game #7: Winners of semifinal games

The conference tournament champion, along with Saint Xavier as the regular season champs, earns an automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship on March 7-13 in Sioux City, Iowa.  If Saint Xavier claims the tournament title, the tournament runner-up would earn the second berth.  

For more tournament information and final conference standings, visit the conference website at
http://www.ccacsports.com/index.php.  For a tournament bracket click here.