Panthers on the road at Centre College tournament
The Panthers open tournament play
Friday at 7 p.m. against Thomas More. The Panthers are 0-3 all-time
against the Saints. Thomas More won the last meeting, 66-58 in
overtime, in 2005 at Mariotti Gym. This game is the season opener
for Thomas More. The Saints were 28-3 last season and advanced to
the NCAA national tournament for the third straight season. Thomas
More is 57-4 over the last two seasons and has four straight 20+
win seasons. The Saints won their fourth straight Presidents
Athletic Conference regular season championship and third straight
conference tournament last season. The Saints are picked second in
the Presidents Athletic Conference preseason poll.
The Panthers face tournament host Centre on Saturday at 2 p.m. This will be the second meeting between the Panthers and the Colonels. The two teams last met in 2003 in Danville as Centre won 53-49. The Colonels opened the season Wednesday with a 65-54 win over Maryville of the GSAC. Centre is picked second in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference preseason poll. Last season, the Colonels were 18-9 overall and 10-4 in the SCAC. It was their first winning season since the 2001-02 season.
The Panthers will travel to Georgetown, Texas next weekend for the Southwestern University/Austin College Classic. The Panthers will face Southwestern on Friday at 5 p.m. CST and Austin on Saturday at 3 p.m. CST.