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Lewis & Clark emerges from play-in to take on top-seeded VU Men

INA, Ill. – Wednesday will be yet another installment of The Battle of the Trailblazers.

The NJCAA No. 1 Vincennes University Men’s Basketball Team’s first opponent Wednesday in the NJCAA District 16/Region 24 Tournament will be Lewis & Clark after L&C defeated Shawnee, 78-73, in overtime earlier tonight to set up the 1 p.m. (EST or “Vincennes time”) Wednesday contest.

The top-seeded VU Trailblazers (30-0) and Lewis & Clark Trailblazers will be the opening game of the district/region event at neutral site, Rend Lake College in Ina, IL. VU beat Lewis & Clark, 102-87, on Feb. 25 in Godfrey, IL. The VU Trailblazers also knocked off the L&C Trailblazers, 87-74, on Jan. 21 in Vincennes.

For the complete brackets of both the women’s and men’s district/region tournaments beginning this week, visit According to Rend Lake College officials, the brackets will be updated following each tournament game on that web site and scores will be posted on Twitter (@RendLakeCollege).

Tickets for the tournament will be $5 for adults and $3 for students. Children 10 and under will be admitted free.

Rend Lake College is located at 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway in Ina, IL. Directions for the trip from Vincennes are as follows: Take I-64 West to I-57 South, then exit onto County Rd 1250 East and proceed to Ken Gray Parkway.

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