Saturday, March 13, 2021

SHOWDOWN SUNDAY: #2 Trine at #1 Randolph-Macon

With the NCAA canceling the 2021 Division III Men's Basketball Championship, officials at Randolph-Macon went to work to try to schedule at least one game against top talent. Call it college basketball's version of a "bowl game", if you would.

Trine University of Angola, Indiana recently completed their season at 17-0, winners of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Championship. The Thunder, led by guard Nick Bowman, who figures to have a "game within the game" against Randolph-Macon guard Buzz Anthony, offered to host #1 Randolph-Macon for a "postseason" game.

When the Yellow Jackets countered with a trip to Ashland, Virginia, the Thunder jumped at the chance, according to Randolph-Macon head coach Josh Merkel. Thus, Sunday afternoon, at Crenshaw Gymnasium, it will be the closest thing you will get in Division III in 2021 to a "national title game". 

WHAT: #2 Trine (17-0) at #1 Randolph-Macon (11-0)

WHEN: Sunday, 2:30pm

WHERE: Crenshaw Gymnasium, Ashland, VA

TICKETS: NONE (Fans are not allowed at Crenshaw)

VIDEO: CLICK HERE to watch the game, called by "The Voice Of The Yellow Jackets" Marty Wilson and Andrew Price

TWITTER: Real-time updates on @hanoversports from RVA Sports Network 

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