After finishing 14-8 in conference play, the Cornerstone men's basketball team finished fourth in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference regular season and are the number four seed heading into this week's league tournament.
Davenport grabbed the regular season championship and will take the top seed into the 2013 WHAC men's basketball tournament. The Panthers will enter the tournament with a 18-4 conference record, only one game ahead of second-seeded Madonna (17-5). The first round contests will begin on Thursday, Feb. 21 with games played at the higher seed courts. With the top spot, Davenport receives the first WHAC automatic bid to the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship in Point Lookout, Mo. The winner of the WHAC tournament receives the second birth. Should Davenport also win the tournament, the tournament runner-up receives an automatic bid.
Cornerstone will host the number five seed, Indiana Tech, for the first round contest. The Golden Eagles will face the winner of Thursday's Davenport/Aquinas contest on Saturday, Feb. 23, for the semi-final game if they win on Thursday night. The Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Championship will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 26.
During the conference tournament last year, the Golden Eagles lost in the WHAC opening round to Lourdes after dropping a six point lead at halftime. Cornerstone was fortunate enough to receive an at-large bid to the National Tournament but lost during the first round. The Golden Eagles are eager to get back to the hard court for redemption from their last season.
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