Date: 11/30/98
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 463-8676
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W&L TO HOST TREMENDOUS WEEK OF BASKETBALL Generals' Men and Women's Squads to play several top teams
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's basketball teams will host a vast array of games this week against top-notch competition.

Headlining this week's games will be the W&L 250th Celebration Basketball Tournament to be held December 4-6. The Generals will also play host to a pair of ODAC contests during the week.

W&L's women's team will play Randolph-Macon on Tuesday, December 1 at 7:00 pm and the men's team will square off against Hampden-Sydney on Wednesday, December 2 at 7:30 pm. Randolph-Macon was ranked as high as 16th by some preseason basketball publications. Hampden-Sydney is ranked as high as number one and no lower than sixth in the preseason rankings.

Participating in the W&L 250th Celebration Tournament will be the men's and women's teams from Middlebury College, Skidmore College, and Washington University of St. Louis. The Washington University women's team is the defending NCAA Division III National Champion and is second nationally in the preseason rankings. The Bears also return the NCAA DIII Player of the Year in junior Alia Fischer.

The women's teams will kick-off tournament action on Friday night, Dec. 4, as Skidmore faces Wash. U. at 6:00 and Washington and Lee faces Middlebury at 8:30. Then, on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 5, the men will swing into action as Skidmore faces Washington U. at 1:00 and W&L plays Middlebury at 3:30. The consolation game of the women's bracket will then occur at 6:00 pm and the championship game will take place at 8:30 pm. On Sunday afternoon, Dec. 6, the tournament will conclude with the men's consolation game at 1:00 and the championship game at 3:30. No admission will be charged.

Below is a schedule of basketball games to take place at W&L this week:

Tue., Dec. 1 W&L women vs. Randolph-Macon 7:00 pm Wed., Dec. 2 W&L men vs. Hampden-Sydney 7:30 pm Fri., Dec. 4 Skidmore women vs. Washington (Mo.) women 6:00 pm Fri., Dec. 4 W&L women vs. Middlebury women 8:30 pm Sat., Dec. 5 Skidmore men vs. Washington (Mo.) men 1:00 pm Sat., Dec. 5 W&L men vs. Middlebury men 3:30 pm Sat., Dec. 5 Women's consolation game 6:00 pm Sat., Dec. 5 Women's championship game 8:30 pm Sun., Dec. 6 Men's consolation game 1:00 pm Sun., Dec. 6 Men's championship game 3:30 pm


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