It's on to Round 2 for the Whitworth Pirates, who host Emory this weekend in the NCAA D-III Tournament.
The Pirates (25-3) made it to the second round by beating Redlands 75-69 last week. Emory (20-6) beat Randolph 77-56 in last week's first round. The winner of Friday's game advances to the Sweet 16 round of the tournament
"We talk about tradition never graduates and living up to the style of play and the types of teams that have come here before us," said head coach Matt Logie. "Our guys understand that you have to take it one game at a time. And by doing that, both this year and the past, we've been able to accomplish some special things. But our guys aren't satisfied with that and we want to see how far we can take this thing."
Saturday's game tips off at 7 p.m. and can be seen live on SWX in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.