Men’s Basketball Unveils Its 2013-2014 Schedule

By Josh Neuhart

Grace’s men’s basketball team released its 57th season of competition on Wednesday.

The Lancers will aim for their fourth straight NAIA National Tournament appearance following the squad’s memorable run to the national semifinals last year.

Grace’s season opener will also serve as the climax of Grace’s Homecoming festivities when the Lancers welcome Great Lakes Christian to the newly renamed Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center (MOCC) on Nov. 2.

The team will also host the annual Terry Polston Hoops for Hope Tournament on Nov. 15-16. The tournament, which benefits the Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund, includes Grace, Holy Cross, University of the Cumberlands and Missouri Baptist.

A unique highlight to Grace’s season includes a trip to Puerto Rico. The Lancers will face three branches of the University of Puerto Rico in mid-December.

The first portion of Grace’s Crossroads League season will feature defending league champion Indiana Wesleyan’s visit to the MOCC on Dec. 3. The Lancers will resume league play on Jan. 4 when they square off with rival Bethel College for a men’s and women’s doubleheader at the MOCC.

Grace’s clash with Bethel kicks off a string of 15 straight league contests, which ends with a return trip to Bethel for a doubleheader on Feb. 22.

The Lancers will also enjoy a doubleheader with Saint Francis, playing in Fort Wayne on Jan. 11 and in Winona Lake on Feb. 8.

Also featuring on Grace’s schedule is a New Year’s Eve home game against Ashford at 4 p.m.