WINONA LAKE, Ind. – After taking on NCAA Division I Indiana University last season at Assembly Hall, the Grace College men’s basketball team will play at Conseco Fieldhouse on Nov. 16, 2010. The Lancers will take on Indiana University-Southeast at the conclusion of an NBA game featuring the Indiana Pacers and the Atlanta Hawks at Conseco, one of the finest facilities in the sports world. The Pacers game is set to start at 7 p.m.
“We are excited for this opportunity to play at one of the top facilities in Indiana,” said Grace athletic director Chad Briscoe. “This will be a tremendous experience for our program to play in the heart of basketball country.”
Indiana University-Southeast made it to the quarterfinals at the NAIA National Championship in Branson, Mo., last spring, beating Spring Arbor University 58- 54 in the second round to advance to the Sweet 16. The Grenadiers also won their conference tournament (Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference), defeating Brescia 78-71 in the championship.
The Lancers were picked to finish second in the MCC this season. “Not only will it be a cool experience to play at Conseco, but it should be a competitive game as well,” said Grace head coach Jim Kessler. “Our team is honored to be involved in this game. We are looking forward to representing our school and our team in front of a large audience.”
By purchasing a ticket to the Pacers’ game, spectators will receive admission to the Grace game as well. Those interested in purchasing a ticket can contact the Grace athletic office at (574) 372- 5100 x6266.
Grace kicks off their season against Andrews University on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. The homecoming game against Ohio University Eastern will be on Nov. 6.
This article was originally printed in the September 24, 2010 issue of The Sounding Board.