Evergreen’s win last Saturday earned it one of the Cascade Conference's two automatic bids to the national tournament on March 11-17 in Branson, Missouri. Automatic bids go to the regular-season conference champs and to the conference tournament champs. Evergreen has reached the nationals only once before, advancing in 2002 with a team led by Andre Stewart.
It takes five consecutive wins to claim the championship with the final game March 17. The Geoducks will play their first game in Branson against 11th-seeded Bluefield College of Virginia in the first round. The Geoducks will contend with the Rams at 11:45 a.m. PST on Wednesday March 11. All games in the NAIA tournament are available in live video stream format through the NAIA website: http://naia.cstv.com/.
For more information on the tournament and the full tournament bracket visit: http://naia.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/naia/sports/m-baskbl-div2/auto_pdf/2009Bracket_1st.