The York College men’s basketball team has secured the regular season conference championship, sharing the MCAC title with Bellevue University. In his third year as head coach, Delton Deal has transformed the team into a nationally ranked squad, with the highest ranking in the Coaches’ Poll last week at No. 15 in NAIA Div. II.
At 22-7 on the season, 12-4 in the MCAC, York is the #1 seed in the conference tournament and will host the north division games this weekend. With recent additions to the conference of Waldorf College (IA), Central Baptist (AR), and Southwestern Christian (OK), the MCAC has adopted a north and south division for tournament play. In the north tournament, #2 Bellevue University plays #3 Waldorf College at 5:30 p.m.
In the second game of the night, #1 seed York College will face #4 Haskell Indian Nations University, with tipoff at 7:30 p.m. The winners of these games will meet on Saturday for the north tournament crown.
The winners of the north and south tournaments will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the MCAC Tournament Championship Game at 7 p.m. Should the Panthers win out over the weekend, York College will host the championship game on Tuesday as well. The winner of the the championship game will represent the conference in the NAIA Div. II National Tournament, March 6-12 in Point Lookout, Mo.