Ready to Rock and Roll
March 15, 2006
The countdown is on. The LSUS Pilots are set to play today at 2:15 p.m. in Kansas City, Missouri, at the NAIA Division I National Championships. After two days of preparation the men’s basketball team feels like they have a good chance at winning the championship. “We feel like we are one of the best teams here and if we just play together and play hard we will put ourselves in a position to win the championship,” commented senior All-American Fredericko Payne last night at the NAIA Tip-off Banquet.
All 32 teams attended the banquet, which was highlighted with a performance by a world renowned hypnotist. Junior Greg Tyer was honored by the NAIA as one of four NAIA Champions of Character scholarship winners. “This is a great honor. I am so happy to be here at LSUS and I thank the NAIA for the scholarship,” said Tyer when asked about the award.
The Pilots hope to start of run of five games in seven days, eventually leading to next Tuesday’s national championship game. “I think that we are ready to play and ready to prove to everybody that LSUS is for real. We have what it takes to win a national championship and I firmly believe that we will be playing next Tuesday,” commented coach John Unger about the Pilots chances.Fans can check out the game online at http://www.naia.org/ or go the University Auditorium in the University Center on the LSUS campus to watch the game live on the big screen. The tip-off is scheduled for 2:15 p.m.