Ferris Men To Visit SVSU For GLIAC Quarterfinal

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's basketball team will be on the road for its quarterfinal-round game in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament on Tuesday, March 2.

The Bulldogs, who will be seeded fifth overall in the eight-team field, will face fourth-seeded Saginaw Valley State with tipoff set for 7:30 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday evening at O'Neill Arena inside the Ryder Center in University Center, Mich.  Tickets will be sold at the door prior to the contest.

The top four teams earned first round home games with the quarterfinal-round winners advancing to the GLIAC Tournament semifinals and finals on Friday and Saturday, March 5-6, at the site of the highest remaining seed.  Findlay earned the top seed and would host the semifinals/finals with a win on Tuesday night.

The other quarterfinal round pairings include number two seed Grand Valley State hosting seventh-seeded Wayne State along with third-seeded Hillsdale at home against sixth-seeded Lake Superior State.  The eighth seed Ashland will travel to top-seeded Findlay for the quarterfinals.

The winner of the GLIAC Tournament receives an automatic bid into the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament slated to be held March 13-16 at a campus location yet to be determined.

The Bulldog men are 7-12 all-time in 10 previous tournament appearances and advanced to the GLIAC Tournament Championship game in 2005-06 before dropping an 80-58 decision in the title contest (3/3/06) at Grand Valley State. Ferris captured the 1997-98 league tourney title and will be making its fifth appearance in the last six years, including a second consecutive showing.

The Bulldog men's basketball team concluded the regular-season with a 15-12 overall record and is the league's fifth overall seed following a 13-9 league regular-season performance.  FSU tied SVSU for fourth place in the league's overall standings, but dropped the tiebreaker for homecourt advantage after falling to the Cardinals twice this season including a narrow 68-66 decision last week (Feb. 18) at University Center.

Additional information regarding postseason media coverage plans will be made available Monday.

For complete tournament information, please visit the GLIAC website at the link below:
www.gliac.org

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