City, Mo. -  #14 William Carey University men's basketball will open play in the  2017 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship at historic Municipal Auditorium on Thursday, March 16th, at 10:45 a.m. as they take on No. 19 Westmont (Calif.) in first round action.


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William Carey

  • 24-7 Overall, 16-4 in SSAC Play
  • Leo Garrett (SR/Brookhaven, Miss.) leads the Crusaders averaging 16 points per game.
  • Troy Salvant (JR/Marrero, La.) and Ashton Woodson (SR/Carriere, Miss.) are both averaging 12 points per game.
  • Last Outing: Carey lost against Dalton State College, 90-80 in SSAC conference championship game. Jaylen Moore (JR/Gulfport, Miss.) had 20 points and 11 rebounds.

Westmont (Calif.)

  • 24-7 Overall, 11-5 in GSAC Play
  • Cory Blau leads Westmont in scoring with 15 points per game.
  • Last Outing: The Warriors lost against Hope International University, 76-51. Olisa Nwachie led Westmont (Calif.) scorers with 16 points.

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