GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Sabercats have been seeded #4 for the 2019 NCCAA DII National Tournament, and they will open play with a highly anticipated rematch.
Maranatha will face tournament host and rival Bob Jones University, who have been seeded as the #5 team after earning a berth into the tournament as the host institution.
The game will be a rematch of the opening game of the 2017 National Tournament, when the Sabercats beat the Bruins 63-59 in Ankeny, Iowa.
The winner of the game will face the defending champions and #1-seed, Arlington Baptist, who have earned a bye into the semifinal for the six-team tournament. Arlington Baptist is the heavy favorite, as they have won the national championship each of the last four seasons.
Below is the field for the 2019 NCCAA DII National Tournament:
|Team||Location||Region||Qualifying Method||2018 Finish|
|#1 Arlington Baptist||Arlington, Texas||Southwest||Southwest Region Champion||Champion|
|#2 Pensacola||Pensacola, Fla.||South||South Region Champion||3rd Place|
|#3 Randall||Moore, Okla.||Southwest||At-Large||DNP|
|#4 Maranatha||Watertown, Wis.||North||North Region Champion||DNP|
|#5 Bob Jones||Greenville, S.C.||South||At-Large/Tournament Host||4th Place|
|#6 Johnson||Knoxville, Tenn.||Mideast||Mideast Region Champion||DNP|
Find details of each game at mbusabercats.com/composite.