Panthers Advance To SLIAC Championship

The Greenville University mens basketball team is in the championship game of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament.

In the semifinal round Thursday night at Greenville, the Panthers defeated Westminster 125 to 112.

Greenville was led by Johari Dix with 26 points and 7 assists.

The Panthers are 18 and 8 for the season and will battle Blackburn College in the championship game at 1 p.m. Saturday at Greenville. Blackburn beat Eureka, 86 to 80 in overtime, in the other semifinal game.

The tourney champion advances to the NCAA Division III tournament.

The GU women’s basketball team plays Westminster in semifinal action Friday at 8 PM in Greenville.