PIKEVILLE – The University of Pikeville invites the public, students and staff to attend a watch party for the 2014 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship Bracket Announcement Show at 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Booth Auditorium.
Food will be available outside of the auditorium starting at 8 p.m., while a mix of guest speakers will address the crowd before the live unveiling of the national-championship bracket at 9 p.m. ET, provided by the NAIA.
The UPIKE men’s basketball team has already put together a season to remember, capturing the Mid-South Conference Regular-Season and Tournament Championships, matching the program record for wins with 30 and tallying the most MSC wins in league history with 17.
But the Bears are hungry for more and get started with their next step of the postseason on March 19-25 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.
The top 16 teams are seeded at the national tournament and UPIKE, ranked No. 2 in the most recent NAIA Coaches’ Poll, is expected to be among the top three after its most successful regular season in program history.