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MAC Earns Automatic Bid To National Tournament

(Chicago) The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team punched their ticket to the national tournament with a 73-56 district playoff win at Triton Community College Saturday night in Chicago on J-98…

The second ranked and undefeated Cardinals played a competitive first half, but went on a 15-3 run to start the second half. Keonte Jones led another tremendous defensive effort and helpedĀ  on the other side of the ball with his acrobatic dunks…

The Cardinals led by as many as 20. Malevy Leons scored 16 and Jones had 12.

Coach Luke Strege says they used a common formula for the win…

MAC qualifies for their 4th national tournament in school history. At 23-0, they are the only undefeated team left in the country and will learn their seed placing Sunday night. Triton will wait to see if they earn an at large bid at 20-4.

Full postgame interview with Luke Strege

Full game audio

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