Lincoln to host Newman in basketball doubleheader

Pierre DeClue of Lincoln flies through the air while watching his shot during a game earlier last Saturday against Illinois-Springfield at Jason Gym. DeClue is averaging 16 points per game heading into today’s home contest against Newman.

Pierre DeClue of Lincoln flies through the air while watching his shot during a game earlier last Saturday against Illinois-Springfield at Jason Gym. DeClue is averaging 16 points per game heading into today’s home contest against Newman. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

There’s less on the line than in the past, but there will still be plenty to play for when Lincoln University and Newman University square off in a men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader today at Jason Gym.

The schools are no longer rivals in the Heartland Conference, as this season marks the return of Lincoln to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. But there will still be plenty of storylines in the twinbill.

When the men take to the court at 4:30 p.m., Lincoln will be looking to boast a winning record for the first time this season. The Blue Tigers dropped their season opener before beating Illinois-Springfield 76-68 last Saturday.

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When the women tip off at 7 p.m., Lincoln will be looking to end the non-conference portion of its schedule with a win.

The Blue Tigers will bring a mark of 1-2 into the game, while the Jets are cruising along at 5-1, with their only loss coming to Pittsburg State.

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