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Published 2/27/03
Owens Express Men's Basketball Competes in NJCAA Region XII Tournament, March 6-8

The Owens Community College men's basketball team begins its postseason run toward a third national title as the Express compete in the NJCAA Region XII (District 7) Men's Basketball Championships next week. The tournament will be held at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, Thursday-Saturday, March 6-8.

Coached by Jim Welling, the Express will take a 25-4 overall record into the single elimination tournament, where they will play the winner of the Sinclair Community College vs. Edison State Community College game at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7. The championship game will occur at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8.

Welling's teams have previously won six Region XII championships to qualify for the national tournament. They also captured NJCAA national championships in 1992 and 1993 and finished as the national runner-up in 1994. The Express placed second in last year's NJCAA Region XII Men's Basketball Championships.

Owens, ranked fourth in the final regular season NJCAA Division II poll, completed their Ohio Community College Athletic Association (OCCAC) regular season in second place with a 12-2 record. All Owens Express regional basketball games will be broadcast live on WCWA-AM 1230.

The NJCAA Division II Men's Basketball National Championships will be held Wednesday-Saturday, March 19-22 in Danville, Illinois.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 24 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 38,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor 's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.



 

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