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SAGU at NAIA nationals six years running


SAGU leads the nation in steals and is fifth in offensive rebounds, the evidence of team hustle that propelled them to the 32-team nationals. Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) has earned their way back to the week-long, 32-team NAIA mens Division I basketball tournament, which takes place in Kansas City. The fact the event lasts only a week, with ESPN carrying the final, makes it known as the toughest tournament anywhere. Imagine having to win 5 games in six days. It is a challenge, especially for running, high-scoring teams. Depth is understandably critical. For nationally ranked SAGU, the only four-year university in Ellis County, it is their sixth consecutive year to qualify, and they’ve done it from the nation’s best conference. Only three teams in the 32-team field have a longer current string of seasons in KC. They are one of five representatives from the Sooner Athletic Conference. Joining SAGU (24-9) are Texas Wesleyan (22-10), Okla. City Univ. (23-8), Univ. of Science & Arts of Okla. (21-10) and Wayland Baptist (23-9). Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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