The Peru State men’s basketball team will clinch at least a share of the Heart of America Conference title on Saturday with a victory at home over Evangel.
The Bobcats are 16-5 and tied with William Penn and MidAmerica Nazarene at the top of the standings heading into the final day of the regular season.
“Also the way our league works as far a getting to the national tournament there is an automatic bid attached to the regular season champion”, said Peru State coach Eric Behrens. “It is a big game because there is a lot of significance on the line.”
If two or more teams share the championship a tie breaker will be used to determine the automatic qualifier to the national tournament and the top seed in the conference tournament.
“It is just control what you can control”, said Behrens. “We actually think the tie breaker benefits us right now if we win but all you can control is trying to win your next game.”
Evangel is at the bottom of the league race but the Crusaders knocked MidAmerica Nazarene out of sole possession of the league lead with an 83-59 victory Wednesday night.