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IU Southeast to celebrate Grenadiers’ final four run

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (March 18, 2013) – Indiana University Southeast will host a celebration of the men’s basketball team’s run to the NAIA Final Four at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, in Hoosier Room East on the New Albany campus.

The Grenadiers defeated Valley City State (N.D.), St. Xavier (Ill.), and College of the Ozarks (Mo.) en route to the first Final Four appearance in school history.

Local community leaders will be in attendance to help IU Southeast Chancellor Sandra Patterson-Randles and the rest of the campus recognize and celebrate this historic achievement.

The run to the final four capped off a tremendous season for the Grenadiers who finished the year with a 30-5 overall record. IU Southeast won its sixth-straight KIAC Tournament Championship and finished with a school-record tying 30 victories this season.

IU Southeast Head Coach Wiley Brown made his third appearance in a final four, his first as a head coach.  He made two NCAA Final Four’s as a player at the University of Louisville.

Junior guard Cameron Mitchell was named to the NAIA Division II All-America Second Team and sophomore guard Jake Simpson was an honorable mention selection.

Admission is free and the public is invited to help the campus community celebrate this great achievement.

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