Tournament preview

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The Lawrence University men’s basketball team will put its undefeated record and unprecedented No. 1 ranking on the line this weekend when they host the Midwest Conference Tournament in the Alexander Gymnasium.
The weekend opens at 5 p.m. Friday night with No. 2 seed Carroll College taking on No. 3 seed Grinnell College. Carroll comes in with a 14-2 conference record, their only two losses coming at the hands of Lawrence. Grinnell enters the game with a 10-6 conference record, including a 150-138 loss at home to Carroll. The game should be a high-scoring affair, considering Grinnell’s run-and-gun style of play.
The second game of the evening will be Knox College tipping off against Lawrence at 7 p.m. The Vikes have beaten the Prairie Fire twice this season, most recently 70-46 earlier this month in Appleton. LU comes in with a 16-0 conference record, while the No. 4 seed Knox enters the game with a 9-7 record in the MWC.
The winners of the semifinals will square off Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. The game will decide who will receive the automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.