Men's NWC Basketball Tourney Pairings Set

SEATTLE, Wash. -- On Thursday, Feb. 21 the Northwest Conference Men's Basketball Tournament will get underway with a pair of highly-anticipated semi-final matchups.

The NWC regular-season champion Whitworth Pirates will play host to #4 seed Lewis & Clark in Spokane, Wash. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

In the other semi-final, #2 Whitman will host #3 George Fox at 8 p.m., or immediately following the conclusion of the women's NWC semi-final held in Walla Walla, Wash.

The two winning squads will face off for the Northwest Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Championship, with the winner earning the conference's automatic NCAA bid into the postseason tourament.

The highest remaining seed after Thursday's games will host the title game on Saturday, Feb. 23. Starting time is yet to be determined.