Monday, April 25, 2005
For the second time in less than a week, Valparaiso will face UMKC on the courts, this time in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament semifinals Thursday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind. at 1 p.m.
The Crusaders, the tournament's second seed, defeated the Kangaroos 4-0 on Sunday morning in the regular season finale for both schools. Valpo (8-12, 5-1 Mid-Con) has won five straight matches entering the contest with third-seeded UMKC (5-9, 4-2).
The day's first semifinal matches regular season champion and top seed Oral Roberts (11-12, 6-0) against fourth-seeded IUPUI (3-12, 3-3) at 9 a.m. The two winners will meet for the tournament title and the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on Friday morning at 9 a.m.