Wittenberg’s Landon Martin looks to make a pass against Ohio Wesleyan in the semifinals of the NCAC tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at Pam Evans Smith Arena in Springfield. Wittenberg photo

Wittenberg men, women advance to NCAC semifinals

Wittenberg (25-1), which won its 11th game in a row, led 37-22 at halftime. Ohio Wesleyan got as close as two points midway through the second half. Wittenberg secured the victory with a 10-0 run starting at the 6:21 mark.

Connor Seipel led Wittenberg with 18 points. Rashaad Ali-Shakir scored 14. Jorday Pumroy had 11.

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The victory means Wittenberg will play host to the NCAC semifinals Friday and the championship game at 4 p.m. Saturday.

No. 1 seed Wittenberg will play No. 5 seed Oberlin at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Oberlin beat No. 4 seed DePauw 74-63.

The other semifinal matches No. 3 Wooster vs. No. 7 Denison at 7:30 p.m. Wooster routed No. 6 Allegheny 92-66. Denison upset No. 2 Wabash 75-69.

Tickets for the semifinal games go on sale at 4 p.m. Friday in the Hall of Honor Room off the Legends Lobby of the HWA Complex. Championship game tickets go on sale at 2 p.m. Saturday in the same location.

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Here are the prices: adults, $10; NCAC guest pass, $5; children, student (without NCAC institution ID), $5; NCAC student (with NCAC institution ID), free.

Women’s basketball: No. 3 seed Wittenberg (19-7) advanced to the semifinals with a 46-36 victory at home Tuesday against No. 6 Oberlin three days after losing 71-54 at Oberlin. Korynne Berner led the Tigers with 14 points. Riley Culver scored 11.

The semifinals and finals will take place at DePauw. Wittenberg will play No. 2 seed Denison at 7 p.m. Friday. No. 1 DePauw plays No. 4 Ohio Wesleyan at 5 p.m. The championship game takes place at 4 p.m. Saturday.

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