Webster University to Host Men’s and Women’s SLIAC Final Four Championship Games
February 21, 2023
Webster University earned the right to host the men’s and women’s tournaments after both teams finished first in the conference regular season standings. The games will be played in Grant Gymnasium on Webster’s St. Louis campus on Feb. 23, 24 and 25.
The wins by both the men’s and women’s teams also secured Webster University’s 100th and 101st SLIAC titles.
“We look forward hosting the SLIAC Final Four tournament for men’s and women’s basketball. Congratulations to Coach Olufson, Coach Bunch, assistant coaches and of course our players for a great season to earn top seed and right to host,” said Webster University Athletics Director Scott Kilgallon. “A huge thank you in advance to the athletics staff for all of their hard work as we prepare to host and make this tournament a great experience for the student-athletes. Of course, this tournament is very important with the Automatic Qualifier for the NCAA Tournament at stake for the winning teams.”
Playing in the women’s tournament are Westminster College, Fontbonne University, Eureka College, Principia College, Greenville University and Webster University. The womeh's tournament starts at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at a location to be determined, continues Feb. 23 at Webster, and concludes with the championship game at 1 p.m., Feb. 25, also at Webster. The full schedule is online.
The men’s tournament includes Greenville University, Spalding University, Principia College, Eureka College, Fontbonne University and Webster University. Games starts on Feb. 22 at a location to be determined, continues Feb. 24 at Webster, and concludes with a game at 7 p.m. Feb. 25, also at Webster. The full schedule is online.
Admission for this tournament will be $3 for ages 5-15 (under 5 free) and $5 for 16 and above. Webster students with ID’s can attend for free. All games will also be streamed online, with links to posted before game play starts.
Webster’s women’s team ended their regular season this weekend with 22 wins and only three losses this year, and 12 wins and only two losses in league play. That marked the women’s teams fourth consecutive regular season SLIAC title. The men’s team also completed the regular season this past weekend, finishing 13 wins and 12 losses altogether, 10 wins and four losses for league play. That was the 11th regular season SLIAC title for that team, and their first since the 2019-2020 season.