NCAA Men's Basketball Sectional Preview

The Hope College men's basketball team is bidding for its fourth trip to the national semifinals during this weekend's sectional at DeVos Fieldhouse.

The Flying Dutchmen (23-6 overall) face Hanover, Indiana (25-3) at 7:30 p.m. in the sectional semifinals. They follow the 5:30 p.m. sectional semifinal between Wartburg, Iowa (21-9) and Augustana, Illinois (21-8). 

Friday's winners advance to Saturday's 7 p.m. sectional final.

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Hope is 2-0 all-time against Hanover and 1-0 in NCAA Tournament play. The Flying Dutchmen won 85-81 in overtime at DeVos Fieldhouse last season on December 21, 2015 during the Russ DeVette/Holland Sentinel Classic. Sam Otto's 20 points topped Hope, which outscored Hanover 10-6 during overtime. In 2011, Hope edged Hanover 73-70 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament behind a team-high 20 points from Will Bowser.

The Flying Dutchmen are 0-3 vs. Augustana all-time, including an 0-2 mark in NCAA
Tournament action. Hope lost 96-80 at  Augustana in the second round last season and 88-80 in overtime in the second round in 2011. Augustana also won 82-64 in the championship game of Hope's 2004 Russ DeVette Classic.

The Flying Dutchmen have never played Wartburg.

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