Shorter University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have learned their first round opponents for the 2012 NAIA Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships. Both tournaments are scheduled to begin next Wednesday, March 14th and continue thru the championship round on Tuesday, March 20th. The men will play in Kansas City, Missouri; the women will play in Frankfort, Kentucky for the first time after more than 20 years in Jackson, Tennessee.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks picked up a 101-96 win over the Indiana Pacers last night in the first outing of a six-game road trip. The Hawks will be in Miami, Florida tonight to take on the Heat. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm.
The Atlanta Braves lost to the Washington Nationals 5-2 yesterday in Spring Training action at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Braves will be in Lakeland to take on the Detroit Tigers today at 1:05 pm.
In college baseball, Berry College’s Vikings picked up a 7-0 shut out victory at Emory yesterday. The Vikes will get back into action as host to Maryville tomorrow at 3 pm at Berry’s William R. Bowdoin Field.
Berry College’s softball team picked up another win and took their first loss at the NTC Classic in Clermont, Florida yesterday. The Lady Vikings lost to Moravian 5-3 before beating Elizabethtown 4-2. They’ll return to action in the NTC Classic today with matches against John Carroll at 1 pm and Ohio Northern at 3 pm.